News Category: DC Central Kitchen

A WIC Win: Good Returns and Healthy Corners

The Healthy Corners Team chats with Bellevue residents outside of Elmira Market at a community event on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Elmira Market is one of the Healthy Corners partner stores that now accepts WIC checks. Hadley Chittum | DC Central Kitchen Ten years after the first seeds of Healthy Corners stores were planted in… Read more »

A Glimpse of Our Future Home

Michael Klein speaks to the crowd of DC Central Kitchen supporters at the Bringing the Kitchen Home Launch Event on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Friends and supporters of DC Central Kitchen filled The Point’s dining room on Thursday, September 30, 2021 as we officially launched the Bringing the Kitchen Home campaign, an important milestone in… Read more »

Graduation is Good Business

CJT Class 125 celebrates after receiving their diplomas at the RISE Demonstration Center on Monday, September 27, 2021. It was an inspiring afternoon on Monday, September 27th as 19 graduates filed into the DC RISE Demonstration Center to receive their official diplomas for completing our Culinary Job Training (CJT) program. Class 125, sponsored by Raytheon… Read more »

Discussing the state of school food with DC’s Food Policy Council

On September 7th, DC Central Kitchen joined the new DC Food Policy Council in a robust community discussion about the state of school food in the District of Columbia. This fall, DC Central Kitchen expanded our award-winning Healthy School Food program to 12 DC Public Schools (DCPS) and 15 total schools in DC. In all,… Read more »

Farm-to-school partnership highlight: Public House Produce

Two years ago, Luray, VA farmer David Sours was in need of a major customer for his butternut squash crop to keep his business afloat. “I was looking for a new home,” Sours said. “DC Central Kitchen become that home.” At that same time, DCCK needed a new source for butternut squash to meet the… Read more »

Culinary Job Training team launches CJT Café to provide hands-on training for students

Last month our Culinary Job Training team piloted the first-ever CJT Café, a fast casual, free dining experience for DC Central Kitchen volunteers run entirely by current students. The concept is an attempt to further students’ growth in the kitchen by providing hands-on training that teaches students about working from a set menu, firing orders,… Read more »