> 30 YEARS AT DC CENTRAL KITCHEN

January 20, 2019 marks our 30th year in operation. This isn’t a milestone. It’s a jumping off point…

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

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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 »

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We’re only two days away from the next @DCPSEats #SchoolFoodAdvisoryBoard Meeting, Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Watkins Elementary. RSVP here: https://t.co/V91XtRkg3m https://t.co/NKkwz9jYZP dcck photo

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 dcck photo

Spring's favorite event is back! Take a stroll through @CityCenterDC and pick a pretty bouquet of tulips from @bloomiaflowers on April 26-28th 10am-6pm. A portion of proceeds will help support our fight against hunger and poverty in DC! #FieldofTulips https://t.co/vkPZJ7O7pI https://t.co/lpqLE2cbev dcck photo

Looking for a way to spice up your dinner this week? Use this recipe developed by our team for chili black beans 🌶️ https://t.co/UdrGBbZ0ol dcck photo
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

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!

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

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!

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

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...

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