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While DC Central Kitchen Cafe is temporarily closed to the public, our team is busy behind the scenes supporting our meal distribution efforts across the city.

DC Central Kitchen Cafe

DC Central Kitchen Cafe offers a variety of fresh salads, sandwiches, snacks, and coffees while providing hands-on job training to young adults.

Address: 1901 Mississippi Ave SE – East Building (on the campus of THEARC)

Hours: Temporarily closed to the public

View our cafe menu


Job training at the Cafe

Located on the campus of THEARC since 2019, DC Central Kitchen Cafe is more than a welcoming café serving delicious, locally-sourced options to our customers in Ward 8. The Cafe also provides hands-on culinary training and career readiness training to young adults ages 18-24 who disconnected from school and work. Our program offers nationally recognized credentials, on-the-job training, internships, case management, and ongoing career development services.


Thanks to the generous support of individual, foundation, corporate, and government partners, DC Central Kitchen pledges to meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students.


Learn more about our training program >

Contact Information

Terrell Danley, General Manager