Mission & Vision

The Training Kitchen (TTK) was established 2019.

Co-founders Amanda Longtain and Matthew Shepherd have worked tirelessly over the last three years to restore 1.5 acres in south Austin, Texas by building soil, intra-community links and trusting relationships.


To build an alternative learning community that inspires belonging in everyone.


To leverage TTK’s 1.5 acres as a community asset intended to regenerate soil, systems and community.