Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens


With the support of generous donors and our faculty and staff, the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences designed the Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens, a state-of-the-art kitchen complex that will enhance and extend our work in teaching, research and extension.

  • Teaching: We teach safe food preparation and preservation.

  • Research: We investigate research questions related to labeling, ingredient use, food safety, and healthy cooking.

  • Extension: We develop healthy recipes that our Extension agents and specialists can share with the public.

The Key Ingredients

The Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens complex is named for a longtime benefactor of family and consumer sciences programs at NC State University. Dinah Gore and her husband Edward have supported numerous educational programs in North Carolina schools, colleges and universities. She has been especially generous in enhancing NC State Extension’s educational programs related to health, food, nutrition and fitness.

Our Kitchen Philosophy

  • The best way to learn to cook is by being in the kitchen, cooking.

  • Everyone can learn to cook delicious, healthy, and safe meals.

  • Cooking does not have to be complicated.

  • Cooking is an art guided by science.

  • Healthy food is essential to a healthy life.

  • Food is medicine.

From Concept to Kitchen

View the construction of the Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens from the past year.

Watch the journey from concept to kitchen.

Thank You to Our Donors

Major Donors

Dinah E. Gore

NC Agricultural Research Service

Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences

NC State Extension

Janice R. Christensen Video and Observation Room

Janice R. Christensen

Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D. Kitchen

Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D.

Doris Yates Rogers Kitchen

Doris Yates Rogers

Legacy Kitchen Donors

Ethel B. and Edgar J. Boone Dr. Lindsay Haynes-Maslow
Northeastern District ECA
Geri H. Bushel
Lorelei Jones
Maurene Rickards
Dr. Pauline F. Calloway
Dr. Sarah Kirby
Joyce Spear
Chris Cammarene-Wessel
Joyce Kluttz South District ECA
Jessie Cannon in memory of Eloise Cofer
Jayne L. McBurney
Southeastern District ECA
Dr. Benjamin Chapman

Dr. Betsy Meldau

Debra Stroud
Scott Clontz in memory of Ina Mae Clontz and Nancy Jeannette Mayhew
Dr. Betsy Meldau in memory of Rachel Thomas
Dr. Sheron K. Sumner
Evelyn Deans DeLoatch Family
Dr. Judy Mock
Cathy Thomas
Dr. Carolyn Dunn NC Extension & Community Association, Inc. Dr. Nadine F. Tope
Ann and Lewis Frazier NCEAFCS Dr. Sandra A. Zaslow in memory of Evelyn Alberg
Drs. Wilma and Larry Hammett North Central District ECA


Additional Donors

Cabarrus Co. ECA
Martha H. Isenberg
Gail A. Cowper Catherine J. Maxwell and Ben Fewel
Jane B. Davidson
Jayne L. McBurney
Wanda W. Denning Patricia H. McNeill
Dr. Patricia Dunn
Patsy Misenheimer
Shelby R. Ford Pamela C. Outen
Joy H. Frauson Jane K. Stuart
Flora H. Grantham Jewel L. Winslow

Special Thanks

Angkana Bode and NC State Capital Project Management

Bud Brannock and NC State Paint Shop

David Setser and NC State Facilities Services

Dee Futerfas, Johnathan LaCorte (’98 and ’04) and Ross/Deckard Architects, P.A.

Hutchins Construction, Inc.

Jeremy McKoy and Home Depot

Lee Rothstein from Cary Kitchen & Bath Galleries

Wegmans Food Markets