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 »

Tickets to Sips & Suppers now on sale!

Join DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table for DC’s annual winter weekend of food and philanthropy Tickets to the 10th Annual Sips & Suppers benefiting DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table, are now on sale. Sips takes place on Saturday, January 27th and Suppers takes place on Sunday, January 28th, 2018. These tickets sell out… Read more »

Meet Linda: A DC Central Kitchen graduate story

Almost two decades ago, Linda was living in a shelter and relying on meals from DC Central Kitchen when she decided to enroll in our Culinary Job Training program. After she graduated in 2000, she worked in the hotel industry here in DC, but when we expanded our operations and started hiring for our Healthy… Read more »

Graduate profile: Sheldon

It’s not uncommon to hear DC Central Kitchen staff and students talk about being a family. If you’ve volunteered or visited the Kitchen before, you have probably seen our motto painted on the kitchen walls, “As you would cook for your own family!” But it’s not every day that we see a father and son… Read more »

Capital Food Fight raises over $638,000 for DCCK

Chef Miranda Rosenfelt took home the top honor on Thursday, November 16 at our signature fundraising event, Capital Food Fight, presented by Smithfield Foods. Local chefs Douglas Alexander of Art and Soul, Hamilton Johnson of Honeysuckle, Bobby Pradachith of Thip Khao, and Miranda Rosenfelt of Sally’s Middle Name went head-to-head in a thrilling culinary battle…. Read more »

Growing a Movement for Healthy Food Access

On October 14th, DC Central Kitchen was proud to participate as a Planning Partner in the first-ever Grocery Walk highlighting the ‘grocery gap’ in DC’s Ward 8. Initiated by our friends at DC Greens, the Grocery Walk leveraged the energy and connections of local partners like DC Hunger Solutions, Bread for the City, the Health… Read more »