We fight hunger differently.

Our mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities.

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Culinary Job Training

Preparing adults with high barriers to employment for culinary careers.

Catering & Cafes

Featuring fresh food made with love by DC Central Kitchen staff and students.

Healthy School Food

Serving award-winning farm-to-school menus at DC schools.

Healthy Corners

Transforming corners stores into access points for healthy, affordable food.

Community Meals

Preparing nutritious meals for nonprofits, youth programs, and shelters.

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To support our ongoing COVID-19 response efforts, we teamed up with Flying Dog Brewery to present some of DC’s top chefs with a challenge – develop the best recipe featuring one of Flying Dog’s beers! The result is Dog Chow, a digital cookbook featuring unique Flying Dog-themed recipes, like sourdough bread, beer-battered fish and chips, smokehouse burgers,… Read more »

Our restaurant partnerships are integral to our work at DC Central Kitchen. Over the years, we have always been able to count on local chefs and restaurants to run cooking demos at our kitchen, provide internships and job opportunities for our students, and to support with fundraising events across the city. There’s no doubt the… Read more »

Since 1989, DCCK has worked to break the cycle of hunger and poverty in Washington, DC. In addition to serving more than 37 million meals, we have provided rigorous culinary training to help nearly 2,000 individuals launch careers. We’ve made many friends and partners in this effort to fight hunger differently in DC, and one… Read more »

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