DCCK Keeps Pushing Forward

At DC Central Kitchen, there’s one two-word phrase we’ve come back to time and time again: keep pushing.   Thanks to you, we’ve pushed ahead like never before. Since the pandemic struck our city and drove up rates of food insecurity by 50%, we’ve served nearly 8 million meals. That meant our devoted staff had to […]

Fall Cohort’s Cook-Off: Innovating a Classic

On the last day of November, our Culinary Job Training (CJT) fall cohort marked the mid-point of their training program with a Cook-off — a favorite milestone for staff and students alike!     The cohort is split into four teams for this staple culinary challenge. Each team must rely on the knife and life skills they […]

Community Partnerships Shine this Thanksgiving Season

In DC Central Kitchen’s 33 years of operations, it has never been harder to find turkey donations than this year. Due to an array of supply chain challenges and rising prices at a time of increased food insecurity, our Thanksgiving operations required a little creativity and a lot of collaboration this year.   Our Procurement […]

Support DCCK by buying a Marcella Kriebel Calendar today!

Local artist Marcella Kriebel has featured DC Central Kitchen in her annual calendar!  Marcella creates a calendar each year to raise awareness and funds for a select non-profit organization, and we have been selected as the 2023 recipients with 100% of the proceeds benefiting our mission to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower […]

VIDEO: The John Fenner Dish Room

  Our community is at a turning point. But we’re about to prove that this city has everything it needs to solve its biggest challenges. That starts with our people. People like John Fenner. Please watch our brand-new video to hear John’s story in his own words! John’s been our unstoppable dishwasher for 22 years, […]

DCCK Participates in Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business’ Social Impact Consulting Project

DC Central Kitchen partnered with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business as the featured non-profit for their First-Year Seminar Social Impact Consulting Project, a course which requires all first-year McDonough students to work in teams and present strategic solutions to a nonprofit’s business challenges over several competitive rounds.   The project started with 260 students divided […]

Ain’t No Stoppin’ CJT Class 131 Now!

On Friday, October 28th, friends, families and DC Central Kitchen colleagues returned to the Naval Heritage Center in Penn Quarter to celebrate Culinary Job Training Class (CJT) 131’s triumphant graduation. Sponsored by our strategic partner Raytheon Technologies, who has sponsored over 135 CJT students to date, Class 131 descended the auditorium staircase decked out in […]

Our Community is at a Turning Point

Our community is at a turning point. If you’ve ever wondered about the best, most crucial time to support DC Central Kitchen, it is right now. 36 percent of DC residents faced food insecurity in the past year. Our city leads the nation in senior hunger and is home to the widest racial disparity in […]