DC Central Kitchen’s founder and longtime leader Robert Egger was known to end conversations with the quip “good business” to indicate how we don’t view our work as charity. Our work is creating stronger, cleaner, safer, more vibrant and more equitable communities. Our work has tangible, measurable impact. But how do we quantify it? For… Read more »
Today, Cora is a certified food safety manager in our nation’s capital, helping prepare hundreds of meals each day for local schools and nonprofits that reflect scratch-cooking techniques and rigorous dietary guidelines. That journey, however, began when she was fourteen years old, learning to cook at her father’s side. “He was a country cook,” she… Read more »
If you’re following our #30yearsofDCCK stories online, you’ve probably heard about the legendary Dorothy Bell. One of the first DC Central Kitchen culinary graduates to join our staff, Ms. Dot has compiled a lengthy record of accomplishments over her 24-year history with our organization, including surpassing even our founder to become our longest-serving employee. Of… Read more »
The earth isn't just where we live -- though that's enough of a reason to celebrate it today and everyday. It's where we find almost everything that sustains us, including food. Happy #EarthDay! https://t.co/aRhiuzaKM9
Founded in 1989 in protest of traditional charity models, the organization uses career training, job creation, and sustainable business practices to strengthen local food systems and reduce disparities in health and economic opportunity.
The Kitchen’s life-changing social ventures include providing culinary job training to at-risk adults, turning wasted food into balanced meals for shelters and nonprofits, and serving healthy, scratch-cooked meals in low-income schools.
Spring's favorite event is back! Take a stroll through CityCenterDC and pick a pretty bouquet of tulips from @bloomiaflowers The Field of Tulips on April 26-28th 10am-6pm. A portion of proceeds will help support our fight against hunger and poverty in DC!
Tomorrow night, head to Glen's Garden Market - Dupont for #happyhour and get the "Metro Red" beer from Port City Brewing Company! And while you're there, get the Home Run sandwich, developed by our Culinary Job Training students! A dollar from each beer...