Fresh Feature Friday at Smothers Elementary

Fourth and fifth graders at Smothers Elementary School had the opportunity to taste test three new butternut squash recipes during their lunch period on January 20th. The tasting was part of our monthly Fresh Feature Fridays program, which introduces healthy food options and empowers the students to help shape future menu options at our 19 […]

DC Restaurants Launch Fundraisers to Celebrate DCCK’s 34th Anniversary

DC Central Kitchen is commemorating our 34th anniversary on Friday, January 20th! Since that first night in 1989, we’ve served millions of meals to shelters, community centers, and schools, expanded access to healthy, fresh groceries in food apartheid areas, and trained more than 2000 individuals facing high barriers to employment in the culinary arts. None […]

Becoming The Change I Want: Reflections from a CJT Grad

Since 1989, DC Central Kitchen has empowered more than 2,000 individuals through their award-winning Culinary Job Training Program (CJT), including me! As a recent graduate of the 2022 Fall Cohort, I want to tell my story and share the wisdom that motivated both myself and my fellow classmates throughout our 13 weeks of training. When I […]

Winter Break Mobile Food Truck Meals

We are finally at the end of the year, and winter break starts at the end of this week for many of our schools. Our DCCK team wants to make sure our children and community have access to free nutritious meals throughout next week. Our trucks will be out in the community with free healthy […]

Be It Resolved!

On December 6th, 2022, our very own Mike Curtin was recognized with the Ceremonial Resolution for his work with DC Central Kitchen by longtime friend of the Kitchen, DC Councilmember Mary Cheh. The resolution identifies Mike’s many contributions, engagement, dedication and awards, most recently the Washington Business Journal’s Nonprofit Leader of the Year. The resolution […]

Bonfire DCCK Merch Sale!

Our DC Central Kitchen iconic merchandise is once again available on Bonfire for the next two weeks, ending on December 20th! We brought back our best-selling locally designed “Seed” T-shirt and Crewneck in Grey, Black, and Red, as well as the “Seed” tote bag in black. We are also offering a new design for our […]