CJT Graduate and Cafe Lead Mykel T. Is Committed to Growth

Mykel T. is interested in growth. His peers nominated him to represent Culinary Job Training (CJT) Class 125 at graduation last summer, but he spent graduation day at the hospital welcoming a new baby girl. As a father and a hard worker, Mykel is always looking for the opportunity to pursue new avenues for success. […]

NBC4: “MLK Jr. Library Café Trains Young Adults Facing Employment Barriers”

NBC4 reporter Mark Segraves stopped by our latest social enterprise café, Marianne’s by DC Central Kitchen, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Downtown DC to discuss our Culinary Job Training (CJT) program’s job-training efforts with DCCK CEO Mike Curtin and recent CJT graduate and Marianne’s café service worker Mishayla Valle. Check out […]

The Lasting Legacy of Marianne Ali

As we commemorate International Women’s Day, this week also marks the much-awaited opening of DC Central Kitchen’s latest venture: Marianne’s by DC Central Kitchen, our second social enterprise café located at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Marianne’s is an enduring tribute to one of DC Central Kitchen’s trailblazing women, the late Marianne Ali. […]