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Culinary Job Training

Preparing adults with high barriers to employment for culinary careers.

DC Central Kitchen Cafe & Catering

Ward 8’s newest hub for fresh food and on-the-job training.

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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Did you know that DC Central Kitchen turned thirty this year? Since we got started in 1989, we’ve served 37 million meals. We’ve rescued 32 million pounds of surplus food and put it to good use. Most importantly, we’ve empowered nearly 2,000 individuals to launch new careers through our acclaimed Culinary Job Training program. All… Read more »

At DC Central Kitchen, we pride ourselves in providing open-source, easily scalable programming (i.e. Healthy Corners and our Culinary Job Training program). The Nutrition Educator Summit served as a collaborative effort between DC Central Kitchen and other organizations across the District to not only share best practices and resources, but also to coordinate efforts and… Read more »

Michael has always loved to cook. His favorite dishes to prepare? Country-fried potatoes and fried apples. “Typically, I only make them on the weekends, for my family. I only do it every once in a while.” Michael gets to do what he loves every day in his role as Production Cook at DC Central Kitchen… Read more »



#TBT to this celebration of success at a graduation for our Culinary Job Training program earlier this year! This class was sponsored by @UTC, a long-time DCCK supporter and #CapitalFoodFight sponsor. Thank you, UTC, for helping us fight hunger differently in DC! https://t.co/NhPrrVU7s1 dcck photo

We're so grateful to have a long-term partner in @SuitedForChange - thank you for all you do for our graduates! https://t.co/nUKsR3vpko

@keebinz Hi Kiya! Sorry we missed this. In the future, you can reach out to foodrecovery @dccentralkitchen.org for guidance on how and when to make food donations.