How to support the DC restaurant community

Our restaurant partnerships are integral to our work at DC Central Kitchen. Over the years, we have always been able to count on local chefs and restaurants to run cooking demos at our kitchen, provide internships and job opportunities for our students, and to support with fundraising events across the city. There’s no doubt the… Read more »

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announces DCCK as its Game Changing Nonprofit Partner for January

Since 1989, DCCK has worked to break the cycle of hunger and poverty in Washington, DC. In addition to serving more than 37 million meals, we have provided rigorous culinary training to help nearly 2,000 individuals launch careers. We’ve made many friends and partners in this effort to fight hunger differently in DC, and one… Read more »

A family that cooks together

At DC Central Kitchen Cafe’s November graduation, the audience watched as two generations, a father and a son, came together to celebrate new opportunities and a love of cooking. James, a DC Central Kitchen employee and graduate of our Culinary Job Training program, watched his 18-year-old son, James (Trey), take this big step, too.  … Read more »

DCCK employee and graduate awarded scholarship to kick-start counseling career

Each year,  we  award  one outstanding DC Central Kitchen employee and graduate with our North  Star scholarship  to  help them reach new career goals.  This year, we were honored to recognize Manouchka Bolden, who enrolled at DC Central Kitchen in the fall of 2018 in search of one word – “change.”   As a mother… Read more »

What sets DC Central Kitchen apart

Did you know that DC Central Kitchen turned thirty this year? Since we got started in 1989, we’ve served 37 million meals. We’ve rescued 32 million pounds of surplus food and put it to good use. Most importantly, we’ve empowered nearly 2,000 individuals to launch new careers through our acclaimed Culinary Job Training program. All… Read more »

DC Central Kitchen hosts the Nutrition Educator Summit

At DC Central Kitchen, we pride ourselves in providing open-source, easily scalable programming (i.e. Healthy Corners and our Culinary Job Training program). The Nutrition Educator Summit served as a collaborative effort between DC Central Kitchen and other organizations across the District to not only share best practices and resources, but also to coordinate efforts and… Read more »