News Category: Featured

DC Central Kitchen’s culinary graduates step up to meet local needs on Thanksgiving

For three decades, our signature Culinary Job Training program has provided hands-on education and real-world experience to DC residents facing barriers to employment. Our CJT graduates traditionally go on to work at DC hotels, fine dining establishments, and fast-casual eateries but two graduates, Connie and Dawain, have launched their own charitable organizations inspired by their experiences at DC Central Kitchen. Together, their organizations provided turkeys and groceries this last Thanksgiving to more than 130 local families.  Meet Connie  Connie Williams completed the… Read more »

DC Central Kitchen Partners with World Central Kitchen and Dreaming Out Loud for Mobile Feeding Initiative

DC Central Kitchen has distributed over two million meals and more than one million pounds of fresh fruit and veggies to children, families and seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic in response to the rising food insecurity rate in Washington, DC.  But we’re not alone. Two of our longtime partners, World Central Kitchen and Dreaming Out Loud, have together served another 1.5 million… Read more »

Chef Paolo Dungca of Peter Chang Restaurant Group wins DC Central Kitchen’s 17th annual Capital Food Fight

Chef Paolo Dungca took home the top honor last night at DC Central Kitchen’s signature fundraising event, Capital Food Fight. In the first-ever virtual format of this celebrated fundraiser, local chefs Angel Barreto of Anju, Paolo Dungca of Peter Chang Restaurant Group, Peter Prime of Cane, and Shannan Troncoso of Brookland’s Finest Bar and Kitchen went head-to-head in a thrilling culinary battle hosted by Occasions Caterers and streamed virtually for guests and sponsors.   This year’s Capital… Read more »

DCCK and DC Food Project unite to provide groceries to DC families

A new report by the DC Office of Planning revealed that Washington, DC’s food insecurity rate in 2020 is estimated to be at least 16 percent, up from 10.6 percent before the pandemic.  Rates among the elderly, children, undocumented individuals, and unhoused individuals are expected to be even higher. With nearly 150,000 DC residents having… Read more »

Join us for our first-ever virtual Capital Food Fight!

It may look different this year, but our signature fundraising event, Capital Food Fight, will proceed on November 18, 2020. Tickets to DC’s most anticipated foodie fundraiser are now on sale and include food and beverage packages that allow sponsors and guests to enjoy this celebrated event from the comforts of home. This year’s virtual… Read more »

Get Dog Chow, a collaboration between DCCK and Flying Dog Brewery

To support our ongoing COVID-19 response efforts, we teamed up with Flying Dog Brewery to present some of DC’s top chefs with a challenge – develop the best recipe featuring one of Flying Dog’s beers! The result is Dog Chow, a digital cookbook featuring unique Flying Dog-themed recipes, like sourdough bread, beer-battered fish and chips, smokehouse burgers,… Read more »