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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.

The Key Ingredient

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.

NBC News visited the Dinah E. Gore Kitchens to highlight the partnership between USDA and NC State to investigate how home cooks handle raw meat, and how those practices affect nearby food.

Washing Raw Chicken Could Make You Sick

Eloise S. Cofer Family Living Lecture Series


Cheetie Kumar, Chef and owner of Garland Restaurant in Raleigh and a 2020 James Beard Award Finalist for Best Chef Southeast, returned to NC State as our 2020 Eloise Cofer Lecturer.

Watch the Series 
Cheetie Kumar in the kitchen at the Garland Kitchen in Raleigh, NC.

From Concept to Kitchen

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

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 Lackey, Ph.D. Kitchen

Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D.

Doris Yates Rogers Kitchen

Doris Yates

Legacy Kitchen Donors

Ethel B. and Edgar J. BooneDr. Lindsay Haynes-MaslowNortheastern District ECA
Geri H. BushelLorelei JonesMaurene Rickards
Dr. Pauline F. CallowayDr. Sarah KirbyJoyce Spear
Chris Cammarene-WesselJoyce KluttzSouth District ECA
Jessie Cannon in memory of Eloise CoferJayne L. McBurneySoutheastern District ECA
Dr. Benjamin ChapmanDr. Betsy MeldauDebra Stroud
Scott Clontz in memory of Ina Mae Clontz and Nancy Jeannette MayhewDr. Betsy Meldau in memory of Rachel ThomasDr. Sheron K. Sumner
Evelyn Deans DeLoatch FamilyDr. Judy MockCathy Thomas
Dr. Carolyn DunnNC Extension & Community Association, Inc.Dr. Nadine F. Tope
Ann and Lewis FrazierNCEAFCSDr. Sandra A. Zaslow in memory of Evelyn Alberg
Drs. Wilma and Larry HammettNorth Central District ECA

Additional Donors

Cabarrus Co. ECAMartha H. Isenberg
Gail A. CowperCatherine J. Maxwell and Ben Fewel
Jane B. DavidsonJayne L. McBurney
Wanda W. DenningPatricia H. McNeill
Dr. Patricia DunnPatsy Misenheimer
Shelby R. FordPamela C. Outen
Joy H. FrausonJane K. Stuart
Flora H. GranthamJewel 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