News Category: Featured

How DC Central Kitchen changed my life

Lou, a DCCK graduate and employee, wrote the following letter to share his story of transformation. My name is Lou, and I’m a DC Central Kitchen graduate and a Lead Cook in our Community Meals program. I came to DC Central Kitchen in 2012 when I was ready for a change. I spent years working low-paying… Read more »

A 16-year partnership brings Thanksgiving to those in need

For the 16th year, the DC Jewish Community Center and DC Central Kitchen again partnered on Everything but the Turkey, an annual three-day service project in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Volunteers of all ages gathered at The Edlavitch JCC of Washington, DC (EDCJCC) to chop and prepare 13,000 servings of green beans, harvest… Read more »

A scholarship for a shining star

Each year at our signature fundraising event, Capital Food Fight, we honor a staff member who exemplifies the spirit of empowerment and change that we celebrate at DC Central Kitchen with the Shining Star Award. Recipients of the award are provided a scholarship to further their education in a specific field. Many go on to… Read more »

Sips & Suppers tickets now on sale – party with purpose!

As holiday shopping kicks off, Washington-DC based philanthropic partners DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table are thrilled to announce that tickets for the 9th Annual Sips & Suppers fundraising event are now on sale! On Saturday, January 28th, hundreds of foodies and philanthropists will gather at the Newseum for Sips to sample some of the… Read more »

Chef Samuel Kim Wins DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight

Signature fundraising event raises $694,000 for DC Central Kitchen’s culinary training and anti-hunger programs Chef Samuel Kim of 1789 took home the top honor last night at DC Central Kitchen’s signature fundraising event, the Capital Food Fight. Chefs Samuel Kim, Andrew Markert (Beuchert’s Saloon), George Rodrigues (Tico DC), and Theary So (Hank’s Oyster Bar) created… Read more »

DC Central Kitchen celebrates ‘real food’ with kids

“A farmer picked this collard green just for me?!” exclaimed one of Houston Elementary School’s fourth grade girls, as she twirled around the school cafeteria with two collard green leaves bigger than her head. On Monday, October 24, DC Central Kitchen celebrated farm fresh food on National Food Day with Houston Elementary School students. The… Read more »