Think big. Act boldly. Join us in 2019.

Where were you 30 years ago? At DC Central Kitchen, we were outfitting our very first food delivery van and readying for our opening day of operations – January 20, 1989. Thanks to you, we’ve come a long way since that day, when our founder drove through DC picking up leftovers from the evening’s presidential… Read more »

Marianne Ali North Star Award Winner: Christine Bates

The Marianne Ali North Star Award is given in honor of our beloved colleague and long-time director of our Culinary Job Training program, Marianne Ali, who passed away in August 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. This award serves as a reminder of Marianne’s legacy at DC Central Kitchen and our commitment to supporting… Read more »

15th anniversary of Capital Food Fight raises over $770,000

Chef Autumn Cline took home the top honor in the 15th anniversary of Capital Food Fight, presented by Smithfield Foods. Local chefs Kyle Bailey of The Salt Line, Alex McCoy of Lucky Buns, Kevin Tien of Himitsu, and Autumn Cline of Rappahannock Oyster Bar went head-to-head in a thrilling culinary battle on the stage of… Read more »

Help us move our Culinary Job Training Program forward

DC Central Kitchen’s culinary job training (CJT) program began as a way to get at the root cause of hunger: poverty. By training men and women with histories of incarceration, homelessness, and trauma for careers in the growing culinary and hospitality industries in DC, we empower our neighbors to leave hunger and poverty behind for… Read more »

5 things you don’t want to miss at Capital Food Fight

1) The Food Over 80 of the Washington area’s greatest restaurants will offer tastes of their best dishes for Capital Food Fight guests. Sample bites include poke tuna from Dirty Habit, mini brat sliders from Gordon Biersch, vegan ramen from Toki Underground and more! Admission includes unlimited tastes from participating restaurants so you can go… Read more »

A new fusion bar

Our Healthy School Food team is always working on coming up with new, dynamic recipes to serve at 12 public schools and 2 mission-driven private schools in DC. We take pride in serving locally sourced, healthy and tasty meals every day. In an effort to make sure that we are serving meals that the students enjoy,… Read more »