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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DC Central Kitchen’s Healthy School Food team knows how to pivot. As the food service provider for 16 schools in Washington, DC, we source ingredients from more than 65 local family farms to provide scratch-cooked recipes designed by our expert team of chefs and dietitians with the help of thousands of student taste-testers.  However, since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, this DC Central Kitchen social enterprise has navigated one unprecedented challenge after another.  “It was almost like starting a whole new meal… Read more »

For three decades, DCCK has been headquartered just four blocks from the U.S. Capitol in the Federal City shelter. In January, this proximity to the seat of American democracy brought a sudden shock to our ongoing emergency relief efforts. Because of the insurrection of January 6 to the ensuing, lengthy lockdown of streets surrounding the… Read more »

This past January, DC Central Kitchen was excited to welcome Rasheem Rooke to our team as Director of Workforce Development. Rasheem brought with him an impressive background of supporting DC residents, including a leadership role at the College Success Foundation where he holistically supported DC students navigate their college experience and earn their degree. His experience and passion… Read more »

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