News Category: Featured

DCCK honored with Institutional Leader Award

Local Food Hub, a nonprofit organization that partners with Virginia farmers to increase community access to local food, recognized DC Central Kitchen with the Institutional Leader Award at the annual Community Food Awards celebration last Thursday. The Community Food Awards recognizes farmers, businesses, and community partners for their commitment to local food, healthy communities, and Virginia… Read more »

Giving back this holiday season

The holiday season is a wonderful time to give thanks and give back. At DC Central Kitchen, we fighting hunger differently during the holidays and throughout the year by providing meals for our community each day while making longer-term investments in career training and job creation that strengthen local food systems and reduce disparities in health… Read more »

Tickets to the 13th annual Capital Food Fight now on sale!

Tickets are now on sale for DC Central Kitchen’s fundraising event, the Capital Food Fight™. Join host José Andrés (Chef/Owner, ThinkFoodGroup) and co-host Spike Mendelsohn (“Top Chef” contestant and Restaurateur) at the Ronald Reagan Building on November 10, 2016 for a night of food, fun, and philanthropy! Presented by Tyson Foods with support from sponsors… Read more »

Discussing the state of school food with DC’s Food Policy Council

On September 7th, DC Central Kitchen joined the new DC Food Policy Council in a robust community discussion about the state of school food in the District of Columbia. This fall, DC Central Kitchen expanded our award-winning Healthy School Food program to 12 DC Public Schools (DCPS) and 15 total schools in DC. In all,… Read more »

DCCK on track to prepare 69,000 meals for youth this summer

This summer, DC Central Kitchen is again participating in the DC Free Summer Meals Program (FSMP) and will ramp up our meal preparation and distribution efforts to help our city’s most at-risk children stay nourished. June 20th marked the first day of FSMP, an initiative of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and DC’s Office of the… Read more »

Culinary Job Training team launches CJT Café to provide hands-on training for students

Last month our Culinary Job Training team piloted the first-ever CJT Café, a fast casual, free dining experience for DC Central Kitchen volunteers run entirely by current students. The concept is an attempt to further students’ growth in the kitchen by providing hands-on training that teaches students about working from a set menu, firing orders,… Read more »