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2017 Press

Football Players and Chefs Team Up to Feed L.A.’s Hungry (Food Tank)

How LA Kitchen uses the power of people to tackle hunger (Airbnb Citizen, October 6, 2017)

One chef’s road from addiction and fine dining to the teaching kitchen (L.A. Times, October 18, 2017)

USC medical students hit the kitchen to learn nutrition firsthand (USC News, September 29, 2017)

How Patina teamed with formerly incarcerated cooks to prepare food for the Emmys (L.A. Times, September 19, 2017)

AUDIO: KNX Hero of the Week (KNX 1070 Newsradio, May 4, 2017)

L.A. Kitchen’s Food Service Model Is One We Should All Aspire To (Garden Collage, May 8, 2017)

Meet Robert Egger, a Global Citizen of America Who Doesn’t Want Any Food or Person to Be Left Behind (Global Citizen, March 30, 2017)

Empowerment Through Food (FSR, February 2017)

2016 Press

How a Life in Prison Inspired One Man’s Passion to Cook (Vice, July 11, 2016)

VIDEO: Robert Egger, founder of DC Central Kitchen and LA Kitchen, speaks at the Alameda Kitchen Launch Party about the holistic, community-centered approach of this joint social enterprise. (Alameda Kitchen, June 29, 2016)

VIDEO: L.A. Kitchen: ‘Revealing The Power Of Food’ One Meal At A Time (CBS Los Angeles, May 19, 2016)

Robert Egger Dreamed of Changing the World Through Music. He Changed It Through Food Instead (LA Weekly, May 4, 2016)

VIDEO: The Chew television segment (NBC, Apr 29, 2016)

L.A. Kitchen gives its students the ingredients for a better life (LA Times, April 15, 2016)

VIDEO: The Power of Food (Green Venice Expo, April 10, 2016)

Why there’s ‘no profit without nonprofits in America (Generocity, March 31, 2016)

VIDEO: Stop Food Waste: New L.A. Kitchen Helps Reduce Food Waste (ThePlantBasedDietTV, March 29, 2016)

VIDEO: California Community Foundation featuring Robert Egger of L.A. Kitchen (March, 2016)

VIDEO: The 2015 Eisner Prize: L.A. Kitchen (The Eisner Foundation, February 10, 2016)

Robert Egger of the L.A. Kitchen (KCET, January 26, 2016)

VIDEO: Gina’s People: LA Kitchen (FOX 11, January 5, 2016)

2015 Press

15 Questions with Robert Egger (CNN Money, October 23, 2015)

A New Social Experiment Driven by Food: L.A. Kitchen Opens for Service (Food Tank, October 11, 2015)

Why the World Goes Hungry, And Hopefully Won’t For Long, (GOOP, October 8, 2015) 

Gwyneth Paltrow Aims to Give Real Food to Those Who Need it Most, (Variety, Oct 6, 2015)

VIDEO: No Profit without Nonprofits: A Conversation with LA Kitchen Founder Robert Egger (The Aspen Institute, August 20, 2015)

How L.A. Kitchen does it all, from fighting food waste to training workers and feeding seniors (L.A. Times, August 17, 2015)

VIDEO: L.A. Kitchen: Construction – A Food Hub Built from the Ground Up (Kayee Liu, July 30, 2015)

How American non profits are getting politicians to sit up and notice (SCOPE, May 13, 2015)

VIDEO: L.A. Kitchen & AARP Credit Cards from Chase Empowering Seniors in the Community (AARP Foundation, May 5, 2015)

A First Look at L.A. Kitchen (Good Food w/ Evan Kleiman, February 28, 2015)

2014 Press

Founder of DC Central Kitchen Has New City to Feed: Los Angeles (Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 15, 2014)

VIDEO: Second Chances and Culinary Dreams at L.A. Kitchen (KCET SoCalConnected, December 17, 2014)

VIDEO: Robert Egger visits with students from the Mary Lynn and Warren Staley School of Leadership Studies on working with nonprofits, leadership in the future, and preparing for the real world. (Kansas State University, October 8, 2014)

Beyond Charity: Turning The Soup Kitchen Upside Down (NPR, September 20, 2014)

Efforts to reduce wasted food worldwide (CCTV America, August 1, 2014)

VIDEO: Is Your Nonprofit Ready for a New LA? (Center for Nonprofit Management, June 13, 2014)

New L.A. Nonprofit Empowers the Disadvantaged to Reduce Waste and Build a Local Food System (Seedstock, June 16, 2014)

On A Mission To Feed The Needs Of LA (NBC News, May 21, 2014)

VIDEO: L.A. Kitchen Demo/cation (Jason Van Veen, Friday, May 23, 2014)

L.A. Prep Project in Lincoln Heights Secures Financing (Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2014)

Activist Robert Egger’s SoCal Return (KCET, April 25, 2014)

L.A. Prep, L.A. Kitchen to build huge incubator and training kitchens (Los Angeles Times, April 29, 2014)

L.A. Kitchen breaking ground on new digs (Los Angeles Register, April 29, 2014)

VIDEO: 2014 REAL Food Innovators Awards: Robert Egger, L.A. Kitchen (March 13, 2014)

VIDEO: The pioneering president of D.C. Central Kitchen describes how he plans to model the concept at L.A. Kitchen. (PBS, Tavis Smiley, March 29, 2013)

2013 Press

LA Kitchen’s job training for ex-cons, foster kids (KPCC, November 15, 2013)

L.A.’s Kitchen (Edible Westside, Fall 2013)

Nonprofits break bread for the love of senior citizens (Park LaBrea Beverly Press, September 12, 2013)

Hungry and Obese: Food and America’s Well-Being (Milken Institute, September 10, 2013)

José Andrés On The Power Of Food To Change The World (Forbes, July 28, 2013)

The AARP Bulletin Recognizes our Partnership with L.A. Kitchen (St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, June 2013)

Social Enterprise: Business With The Aim To Make A Difference (Youth Public Media, June 27, 2013)

The Silver Tsunami Is Coming, Are We Ready? (Huffington Post, June 11, 2013)

L.A. Kitchen Will Salvage Produce to Feed Angelenos (AARP, June 1, 2013)

LA Kitchen aims to curb food waste (KPCC, May 20, 2013)

Robert Egger, Non-Profits and WiseWork (Michelle Woodward, April 23, 2013)

En Busca de Cocina para LA Kitchen (La Opinion, March 27, 2013)

Robert Egger on PBS’s Tavis Smiley (Tavis Smiley Show, March 26, 2013)

LA Kitchen: The Story Begins (Mar 19, 2013)

VIDEO: Mark Horvath and Robert Egger on Skid Row (Invisible People, March 3, 2013)

Kojo Namdi Show: Fighting Hunger on Two Coasts (January 16, 2013)

Food Provider Extraordinare Robert Egger takes it to Los Angeles (January 16, 2013)

AARP Foundation pledges $1 million to Robert Egger’s new L.A. Kitchen (Washington Business Journal, January 8, 2013)

Robert Egger D.C. Tribute Party: D.C. Central Kitchen Founder Gets $1 Million For L.A. Kitchen (Huffington Post, January 8, 2013)


2012 Press

AARP Foundation Announces Million Dollar Partnership with Nonprofit Start-up, L.A. Kitchen in Effort to Older Adult Hunger (AARP, December 2012)

Robert Egger Leaving DC Central Kitchen for L.A. Kitchen (DC Eater, October 9, 2012)

Robert Egger to Launch Non-Profit L.A. Kitchen in 2013 (Eater LA, October 10, 2012)