DC Central Kitchen presents our latest annual report.  See how we’re delivering on our mission, contributing to sustainable progress, and making the best use of our resources



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 culinary job training (CJT) program began as a way to get at the root cause of hunger: poverty. By training men and women with histories of incarceration, homelessness, and trauma for careers in the growing culinary and hospitality industries in DC, we empower our neighbors to leave hunger and poverty behind for… Read more »

1) The Food Over 80 of the Washington area’s greatest restaurants will offer tastes of their best dishes for Capital Food Fight guests. Sample bites include poke tuna from Dirty Habit, mini brat sliders from Gordon Biersch, vegan ramen from Toki Underground and more! Admission includes unlimited tastes from participating restaurants so you can go… Read more »

Our Healthy School Food team is always working on coming up with new, dynamic recipes to serve at 12 public schools and 2 mission-driven private schools in DC. We take pride in serving locally sourced, healthy and tasty meals every day. In an effort to make sure that we are serving meals that the students enjoy,… Read more »



Looking for opportunities to get involved this holiday season? Check out this webstory to see how you can support our mission in the coming weeks: https://t.co/u6MnyTV8TL https://t.co/mAB6KsTfka dcck photo

Use this recipe for Sweet Potato Cornbread this holiday season! We're sure it'll be a hit, as it was hand-crafted by our dedicated chefs and dietitians 🦃 https://t.co/N81ZF93DvK dcck photo

Workout for a good cause at Vida Fitness in Navy Yard! Sign up for a class at this link and the proceed will benefit DC Central Kitchen. https://t.co/rQbemtvEWL https://t.co/DbK2qdZpN8 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

Looking for opportunities to get involved this holiday season? Check out this webstory to see how you can support our mission in the coming weeks: https://bit.ly/2zXsFxT

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

Thank you again to #CapitalFoodFight's 2018 Presenting Sponsor, Smithfield Foods! We are so grateful for your continued support!

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

Congratulations to Autumn Cline on entering the winner's circle of #CapitalFoodFight champions -- and congratulations on opening Rappahannock Oyster Bar at the Wharf! Read about the lead up to the restaurant opening here: https://bit.ly/2RQzpF6

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