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 »

Meet Michael: DCCK graduate and Production Cook

Michael has always loved to cook. His favorite dishes to prepare? Country-fried potatoes and fried apples. “Typically, I only make them on the weekends, for my family. I only do it every once in a while.” Michael gets to do what he loves every day in his role as Production Cook at DC Central Kitchen… Read more »

DCCK graduate wins Georgetown University business pitch competition

DC Central Kitchen’s Career Pathways Specialist Tiffani Powell knows a great opportunity when she sees one. After all, it’s her job to work with our culinary graduates in the months and years after they complete our program to map out their career goals, improve their credit and financial security, work towards raises and promotions, and… Read more »