VIDEO: The John Fenner Dish Room
Our community is at a turning point. But we’re about to prove that this city has everything it needs to solve its biggest challenges. That starts with our people. People like John Fenner. Please watch our brand-new video to hear John’s story in his own words! John’s been our unstoppable dishwasher for 22 years, […]
DC Central Kitchen Receives 2nd NBA Foundation Grant to Support Ongoing Work with Opportunity Youth
DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is thrilled to be among this year’s line-up of NBA Foundation grant recipients, which were announced earlier this week. Forty organizations from across the U.S. are part of the $20 million investment to create employment opportunities, further career advancement, and drive greater economic empowerment for Black youth. This powerful investment, which […]
Southern Style Meatloaf for the Win at the CJT Class 130 Cookoff!
It was the battle of meatloaves at the Culinary Job Training Class 130’s cookoff on Wednesday. The eleven students were split up into four teams and each came up with a different way to prepare a meatloaf. Team Tastemakers were inspired by their southern background and prepared a southern style meatloaf. Team Taste of DC […]
VIDEO: WUSA9 Healthy Corners Feature
WUSA9 visited on of our 53 Healthy Corners locations and spoke with CEO Mike Curtin about the significance of our barrier breaking social enterprise. See the segment below and check out the full article.
Summer Volunteer Opportunities: Gleaning!
Our popular summer volunteer program is back! DC Central Kitchen gleanings support local farms and help prevent food waste! From June through October, volunteers will meet us at local farms to pick fresh produce that they could otherwise not harvest or sell. DCCK will use these ingredients to prepare and deliver nutritious meals […]
A Hunger Free Summer
In DC over 40,000 students on free and reduced lunch are at risk of experiencing hunger this summer. Every year when schools let out for the summer, the thousands of kids that rely on school to receive all their meals will suddenly have to look elsewhere for the food they need. […]
Photos: CJT 129 Chef Demo and Coffee Tasting!
On Friday, May 6th, Culinary Job Training Class 129 was treated to a demo by Chef Steve Lipscombe, Executive Chef at City Cruises DC and a coffee tasting lesson by Dani Moreno, coffee director at Aslin Coffee. The seventeen students worked together to prepare a delicious ceviche and baked salmon dish led by Chef Lipscombe […]
May Community Events
May is a busy month for our Community Development and Partnerships team! As the weather warms up we’ll be hosting and participating in events across DC, promoting our programs and resources, ensuring our neighbors will know where they can find an affordable yet nutritious meal this summer. Healthy Corners Events We’re hosting weekly community […]
Our Biggest Project Yet
Construction is underway on DC Central Kitchen’s brand-new, 36,000 square foot headquarters! The Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs and Justice will allow us to dramatically expand programming and provide the resources necessary to breaking the cycle of hunger, poverty, and injustice. Our new home, along with the Bringing the Kitchen Home campaign that […]
CJT Class 128 Cookoff: Truffle Mac and Cheese Reigns Supreme
Cookoff winners, Quentin and Dareon, present their dish to the judges. Last Friday, March 18th, Culinary Job Training Class 128 competed in our cheesiest cookoff yet! Split into three teams, this small but mighty class incorporated history, tradition, and creativity into their macaroni and cheese dishes. Students spent the morning collaborating to create their unique […]