DCCK grad featured in nationwide micro-documentary project!

  DCCK grad and current staff member Billy Johnson is featured in the recently launched ‘Re: Dream‘ digital video series. The nationwide project will include 40 micro-documentaries from PBS member stations in five cities, including Washington, DC. Billy was interviewed this past fall by WETA, the local PBS affiliate, for the piece in which he speaks openly… Read more »

DCCK hosts ‘Breakfast Fest’ for students and parents during National School Breakfast Week

In recognition of National School Breakfast Week, DC Central Kitchen today held a “Breakfast Fest” for students and parents at the 8 DC Public Schools where DC Central Kitchen is the food service provider. Parents were invited to join their children for a free, healthy breakfast meal consisting of whole grain waffle sticks with all… Read more »

Class 102 grad employed full-time at high-end bistro, Ris

We love it when DCCK grads find jobs. We love it even more when grads find mentors at their place of employment. That is exactly what’s happened for recent class 102 graduate, Takia Jenkins. Takia graduated on January 5th, and just last week was hired to work full-time at Ris, the upscale neighborhood restaurant owned… Read more »

Not even a blizzard can stop us

You’ve heard us say before that DC Central Kitchen never closes – and we don’t. During Storm Jonas, our staff and volunteers went beyond our normal meal commitments last weekend to provide more than 20,000 healthy meals and snacks for our neighbors in need. Friday through Saturday, our kitchen was open and in full operation…. Read more »

DCCK featured in the news!

  Several news stories about DC Central Kitchen aired on television and posted online during the holiday season. On December 18, our Culinary Job Training program was highlighted in a nationally-televised segment for PBS NewsHour. Students and staff were interviewed about the impact the program has on their lives, and the Kitchen was commended for… Read more »

Staff profile: Crystal

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw was once quoted saying: “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” That concept is embodied by one of our staff members and Culinary Job Training (CJT) graduates, Crystal. Crystal is… Read more »