Our Kitchen was created by Suzanne Taylor with the purpose of providing long term job opportunities for individuals with IDD. Suzanne isn’t a stranger to the hospitality industry or the special needs community. Shortly after college, Suzanne owned and operated a café with her husband in Pullman, Washington before moving back to Bellingham where she grew up. Suzanne and Jason have two children, one of whom was born with special needs. Suzanne enjoyed running a café and is excited to create new opportunities here for individuals with IDD.

There is a wide spectrum of abilities when it comes to individuals with IDD.  Our Kitchen will work closely with the DISH Foundation and their employees to provide space for training & employment as well as sell and distribute their products with wholesale, retail and pre-packaged options – all of which will provide additional employment opportunities for individuals with IDD.

Currently, you can support us through online ordering either wholesale or retail – Simply click on our menu items above! Our plan is to open our doors just as soon as we can find our forever home – hopefully in 2021!  For now, we operate online. If you know of a place or know of someone who would like to be part of this amazing experience, please have them reach out to Suzanne Taylor, suzanne@ourkitchenbellingham.com.

This partnership will offer immense value to the community, the employees and the customers. Not only will you enjoy the tasty homestyle menu items but also experience a unique atmosphere that provides awareness and inclusions for all. It will be an opportunity to give back to our community and support persons with IDD while they learn in a supportive environment, gain independence and be an active member of society.






Bellingham, Washington

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