Everyone has a place at the table in The Blind Kitchen!
Welcome to The Blind Kitchen where adaptive tools, helpful strategies, and specialized knowledge are provided to blind and vision-impaired people who want to cook safely, confidently, and independently.
We made the news …
Listen to Chef Debra’s recent interview with Accessible World’s Tek Talk host Larry Gassman.
What The Blind Kitchen does
The Blind Kitchen ships practical adaptive cooking tools to blind and visually impaired cooks to assist with a safe, confident, and independent cooking experience in their own kitchens. We also provide blind-friendly tips and strategies for the many aspects related to cooking that do not involve a specific tool or kitchen equipment.
Learn in The Blind Kitchen library
Shop for what you need
Get what you need to cook safely and independently in your own kitchen. Almost every tool included in a collection is also available individually and most include learning videos. Watch our Welcome to The Blind Kitchen overview and then go to the Shop page to see for yourself.
How do the first four collections work?
Subscribers to The Blind Kitchen will receive four themed collections of blind-friendly tools and equipment shipped directly to their homes. All items are labeled in large print and braille. Members will have access to The Blind Kitchen Library, which contains short audio-described video tutorials to teach what each tool does, why it is adaptive for cooks with vision loss, instructions and demonstrations as to how to use each tool, and tips for storing and caring for them. All items are practical and do not require any specialized training or equipment to use.
The Blind Kitchen’s first four collections
Each of these collections contains 15 to 20 tools specially curated for individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Watch The Collections Overview video for more details on each of the collections.
Box 1: Kitchen Basics Collection
Measuring, portioning, setting up a safe and efficient work area, labeling, etc.
Items and techniques for safe use of sharp kitchen items
Box 3: Stovetop Collection
Items to cook safely on the stovetop and in the oven
Box 4: Oven Collection
Items related to specific cooking methods that involve heat
Many believe it is dangerous for people who have vision loss to cook because it involves working with sharp objects and sources of heat. This is not true! I, along with thousands of others, am proof that people with vision loss can cook safely, confidently, and independently with the right tools and information.
Executive chef and founder
I am Debra Erickson, executive chef and founder of The Blind Kitchen. I am also blind and want to welcome you into The Blind Kitchen community where vision loss does not have to end your love of cooking. You just need to learn the adaptive tools and techniques to work around your vision loss. I am a culinary school graduate and a cooking instructor for blind and visually impaired adults and I am excited to share what I have learned on my culinary journey!
Watch or listen to the video below to learn more about our kitchen tools.
Watch or listen to the video below to learn more about our collections.
The Blind Kitchen Library
Watch or listen to the video below to learn more about our library.
The Blind Kitchen also serves as a repository of information from many sources on many aspects related to cooking with vision loss that are not associated with a specific piece of equipment or tool. These helpful tips include ways to safely manage hot cooking methods and safely use sharp tools. Cooking does not always start or end in the kitchen, and vision loss should not be a reason why we cannot perform other activities related to meal preparation.
Videos related to how blind and visually impaired people can organize their kitchen and pantry, identify food items in closed containers, label items in their kitchen and pantry, shop, access and read recipes, dine out and entertain guests with confidence and grace can be found in The Blind Kitchen Library where every video is audio described.
New content will be added to The Blind Kitchen website often.
Latest from the Library
Thank you for your interest in The Blind Kitchen. For many of us, preparing delicious, meaningful, and nutritious meals for friends and family is a type of “love language.” Vision loss should not be a barrier to cooking, regardless of your position on the blindness spectrum. Everyone has a place at the table in The Blind Kitchen!