Dress It Up Dressing partnership

Our procurement team is always looking for ways to find new, quality food suppliers in order to maintain our commitment to healthy, locally sourced, scratch cooked meals.  A perfect example of this is our new partnership with Dress It Up Dressing. Our staff first connected with Sophia in 2017, the owner and creator of Dress… Read more »

The Campus Kitchens Project raises the dough

Each year, our national arm, The Campus Kitchens Project, hosts a network-wide crowdsourcing fundraiser called Raise the Dough. Schools have exactly one week to raise as much money as they can. The schools on top of the leaderboard at the end of the week earn additional cash prizes ranging from $250-$1,000. Our student volunteers reached… Read more »

10th Annual Sips & Suppers raises $650,000

Hundreds of foodies and philanthropists gathered in DC the weekend of January 27-28 for Sips & Suppers, a two-day culinary event designed to raise awareness of food insecurity and raise vital funds for DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table. This year, the combined events raised over $650,000, providing significant funding for our two organizations. On… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Linda

You might have read about Linda back in November when we shared her inspiring story as a former Culinary Job Training student who has become a long-tenured DC Central Kitchen employee and valued leader within our organization. Linda, who once relied on meals from DC Central Kitchen before she enrolled in the job training program,… Read more »

Going the extra mile

We are constantly amazed by the support we receive from our investors and community partners. It seems like people will do almost anything to help support our mission—even run an ultra-marathon. To celebrate his 50th birthday, Eric Zimmerman, a longtime supporter of DC Central Kitchen, decided to run a 50-mile ultra-marathon. As if that wasn’t… Read more »

Putting our money where our mission is

As a mission-driven social enterprise, DC Central Kitchen is proud to employ 86 graduates of our Culinary Job Training program at living wages with comprehensive health benefits. That’s an expensive endeavor, but we know that meaningful employment opportunities are our best weapon against the root cause of hunger: poverty. We also know poverty is an… Read more »