Kitchenology is a teaching kitchen in which food and education are the ingredients to nourish lifestyle change through development of cooking skills and techniques that result in measurable health outcomes.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community by providing food education and training.
To create a sustainable network of partner agencies that are committed to cultivating family and community values through food initiatives that support healthy neighborhoods.
Executive Director Jonathan Seelig, is the founder of Homegrown Heroes non-profit and Kitchenology teaching kitchen. He has been involved with food insecurity, within the Triad region, nonprofit food systems, strategic planning and development, public relations, and grant writing that sustains Homegrown Heroes and Kitchenology operations and services.
Executive Chef & Registered Nurse
Ross Bolen, RN and Executive Chef at Kitchenology trained at Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts, worked in many facets of the culinary field over 16 years. He trained under world class chefs at several fine dining hotels and restaurants. Chef Bolen segued into a nursing degree where he began a career on a telemetry unit at High Point Regional Hospital working with several types of disease processes both chronic and acute to include, but not limited to; cardiac, renal, pulmonary and neurology. The last 6 years Ross’s primary focus has been in oncology as a traveling RN while still maintaining skills in the other specialties. While working in the medical field it became clear that food should be the preemptive solution to the existing issues pertaining to chronic diseases. With this awareness Ross is currently dedicating his time as Executive Chef at Kitchenology where he develops health focused menu items, lunch & learn catering and food education programs to improve homemade meal consumption.
Chair Board & Project Manager
Chair Board and Project Manager at Kitchenology, Johannah Bolen obtained experience as a Project Manager at Holt Environments overseeing the overall direction, coordination, implementation and completion of several projects occurring simultaneously. She provides exceptional customer service and public relations skills working closely with various clientele’s executive teams to achieve desired outcomes. Over the course of 12 years with Greensboro Auto Auction, Johannah began her career as Account Coordinator and quickly moved into management. Her duties as a Manager include accounting and balancing budgets, processing payroll in addition to managing office staff with oversight to meet weekly and monthly goals. Johannah looks forward to directing her years of managerial and coordinator talent towards assisting her local community in an effort to change diet-related chronic diseases by directing and leading Kitchenology’s multi-scaled local projects and growing relationships with other organizations to improve food education and security in our area.
Community Garden Manager
Community Garden Director, Daniel Lawson, has 8 years experience working at the Tri- County Garden Center. When High Point - Greensboro Area was ranked #1 in the nation for food insecurity in 2015, Daniel Lawson was a key member in developing and presenting food forest and urban farming maps to city council members. The last two years he has managed the BCBS Nourishing NC community garden at Oakview Rec Center and the Oakview Elementary school gardens. He provides gardening education to underserved families with limited access to nutritious foods.
Nutrition Major Student & Culinary Apprentice
Hadrian Kirkwood is a second-degree seeking student with the Nutrition and Wellness Undergraduate program at UNC Greensboro (UNCG). Hadrian’s passion for all things nutritionand fitness related began when he adopted a plant-based diet in March 2020 and realized the power of a balanced diet and exercise regimen. Since going plant-based, Hadrian has applied the knowledge he’s gained to inspire friends and family to improve their relationships with diet and exercise with a supportive holistic mindset. Hadrian’s work with Kitchenology has included cooking classes at the YWCA in High Point, NC, prep cooking for Kitchenology’s lunch service, and several high value catering events within the Piedmont Triad. In addition to his work with Kitchenology, Hadrian is a newly Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and plans to start online coaching in 2023.