Billings Forge Community Works (BFCW) is a driving force for community participation and empowerment in Frog Hollow through promoting access to healthy food; engaging youth; and developing employment opportunities and economically sustainable social enterprises. 

Farm to table job training café, bakery, catering and teaching kitchen. Click for Cafe Menu, Catering Menu, or Classes.

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Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare and the Foundation's Healthy Food Fund has awarded a $5,000 grant to Billings Forge Community Works in support of our garden project. We are appreciative of their generous continued support of BFCW’s mission.



Thank You EWB and Pratt & Whitney!!

Gracias to the Billings Forge Residents and Volunteers who joined us on April 25th to clean, seed and prepare our Garden beds. A special thanks to Abi and the EWB volunteers from Pratt &Whitney for their time, effort and the generous Green Power Grant. Next time you visit the Kitchen Cafe we hope you take advantage of the newly installed patio. We are thankful and look forward to a bountiful harvest. 



Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Helps sponsors 7 Week Cooking Class with the Asylum Hill Boys & Girls Club of Hartford.  



Thanks to generous funding from the Butler Family Fund, Billings Forge Community Works has just completed research resulting in the development of a strategy to increase the starting wages of culinary job trainees with multiple barriers to employment. This project has been critical as we seek to increase our trainees’ self-sufficiency and improve the long-term results of our job training program. We expect this report will provide guidance and practical advice for similar programs that aim to help their participants win and keep living-wage jobs.

Click here to read report


BFCW would like to thank Berkshire Bank for their support of $2,500 for our Job Training Program.
BFCW awarded $7,500 grant from Bank of America's Charitable Foundation
The Bank of America's Charitable Foundation has graciously bestowed a $7,500 grant to Billings Forge Community Works.  This grant will be used to support our culinary job training program.  We are appreciative of their continued support of BFCW’s mission.


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BFCW partnering with Capital Community College to offer Culinary Training Certificate Program

Information available here


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