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Our cafe on Mississippi Avenue in Ward 8 offers a variety of fresh salads, sandwiches, snacks, and coffees. Stop by today!

WE FIGHT HUNGER DIFFERENTLY

OUR SOCIAL VENTURES

Culinary Job Training

Preparing unemployed adults for culinary careers so they can leave hunger behind

Community Meals

Transforming wasted food into nutritious meals for homeless shelters and nonprofits

Healthy School Food

Serving award-winning farm-to-school menus to low-income schoolchildren

Healthy Corners

Delivering fresh produce and healthy snacks to corner stores in DC’s food deserts

The Campus Kitchens Project

Empowering our next generation of leaders to fight food waste and hunger on a national scale

Join us on Wednesday, July 17 from 6-9pm for DC Central Kitchen’s Happy Hour Hop! Four restaurants in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood will participate in a round-robin style event where guests enjoy signature cocktails and small bites at some of DC’s hottest Navy Yard restaurants all while supporting DC Central Kitchen’s mission. This year’s participating… Read more »

Everything we do at DC Central Kitchen ultimately boils down to what we call our “triple bottom line.” We take great pride in ensuring that our programs all accomplish three things: create opportunities for meaningful careers, expand healthy food access, and test innovative solutions to systemic problems. One of our social ventures, Healthy Corners, was… Read more »

For eight years, DC Central Kitchen’s innovative Healthy Corners program has served as a national model for bringing fresh produce and healthy snacks to DC’s food deserts. Over the years, we’ve served as a resource for other nonprofits and private businesses looking to improve healthy food access in their communities. We’ve released how-to manuals and… Read more »

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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.
DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

Our 119th Culinary Job Training class competed in a ravioli cook-off earlier this month! Shout-out to the awesome judges who joined us -- Chef Ethan McKee of Urbana Dining & Drinks, Elinor Bacon of PN Hoffman, and our Board Chair, Dia and her friend, Joanne!

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

Thank you to all who have donated recently to support the expansion of our Culinary Job Training program at DC Central Kitchen Cafe! There's still time to contribute to our latest strategic approach to fighting systemic poverty - find out how you can help:

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

If you were at DC Central Kitchen Cafe's cookout event, you know how great our barbecue is! Hire DCCK to cater your #4thofJuly party! We're offering a special menu featuring entrees, sides, and salads, with 100% of the proceeds supporting DCCK. Place your...

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