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 »

DCCK on track to prepare 69,000 meals for youth this summer

This summer, DC Central Kitchen is again participating in the DC Free Summer Meals Program (FSMP) and will ramp up our meal preparation and distribution efforts to help our city’s most at-risk children stay nourished. June 20th marked the first day of FSMP, an initiative of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and DC’s Office of the… Read more »

Culinary Job Training students compete in DC foodie events

  Last month, our Culinary Job Training students were busy not only in the classroom, but also competing at foodie events across the city. On June 16, the students enrolled our seventh satellite class at the Central Union Mission shelter for homeless men competed in the annual Biscuit Bash at Art & Soul Restaurant. The… Read more »

DC Central Kitchen again selected as DC Public Schools food service contractor!

DC Central Kitchen has been selected as one of the food service providers for DC Public Schools in the 2016-2017 academic year. A continuation of our partnership with DC Public Schools that began in 2010, DCCK will serve nearly 1,000 more low-income students, providing healthy, scratch-cooked meals to schoolchildren at 12 District schools in Ward… Read more »