Fall Cohort’s Cook-Off: Innovating a Classic

On the last day of November, our Culinary Job Training (CJT) fall cohort marked the mid-point of their training program with a Cook-off — a favorite milestone for staff and students alike!     The cohort is split into four teams for this staple culinary challenge. Each team must rely on the knife and life skills they […]

Community Partnerships Shine this Thanksgiving Season

In DC Central Kitchen’s 33 years of operations, it has never been harder to find turkey donations than this year. Due to an array of supply chain challenges and rising prices at a time of increased food insecurity, our Thanksgiving operations required a little creativity and a lot of collaboration this year.   Our Procurement […]

Support DCCK by buying a Marcella Kriebel Calendar today!

Local artist Marcella Kriebel has featured DC Central Kitchen in her annual calendar!  Marcella creates a calendar each year to raise awareness and funds for a select non-profit organization, and we have been selected as the 2023 recipients with 100% of the proceeds benefiting our mission to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower […]

DCCK Participates in Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business’ Social Impact Consulting Project

DC Central Kitchen partnered with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business as the featured non-profit for their First-Year Seminar Social Impact Consulting Project, a course which requires all first-year McDonough students to work in teams and present strategic solutions to a nonprofit’s business challenges over several competitive rounds.   The project started with 260 students divided […]

Ain’t No Stoppin’ CJT Class 131 Now!

On Friday, October 28th, friends, families and DC Central Kitchen colleagues returned to the Naval Heritage Center in Penn Quarter to celebrate Culinary Job Training Class (CJT) 131’s triumphant graduation. Sponsored by our strategic partner Raytheon Technologies, who has sponsored over 135 CJT students to date, Class 131 descended the auditorium staircase decked out in […]

Our Community is at a Turning Point

Our community is at a turning point. If you’ve ever wondered about the best, most crucial time to support DC Central Kitchen, it is right now. 36 percent of DC residents faced food insecurity in the past year. Our city leads the nation in senior hunger and is home to the widest racial disparity in […]

DC Central Kitchen Participates in the Mayor’s Annual Disability Expo

On Wednesday, October 26th, DCCK had the opportunity to participate in the Mayor’s Annual Disability Expo at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library. In the lobby of the great hall, DC Central Kitchen’s Community Development & Partnership (CDP) team set up their table with other non-profits, government agencies, and community partners to provide “awareness and […]

Class 131 Cook-Off: Adapting On and Off the Plate  

No food captures American culture more than the classic burger.   On a Wednesday afternoon, our latest Culinary Job Training (CJT) cohort, Class 131, marked its eighth week of our training program with a Cook-off, where students work in teams to demonstrate their knife skills and practice collaborating with different personalities to create a featured dish. […]