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 »

Giving back this holiday season

The holidays are fast approaching! Here are a few ways you can directly support our work to combat hunger and poverty this season. Food Drives Due to the high volume of meals we produce every day, food drives need to be centered on one or two items.  Limiting food drives in such a way allows… Read more »

100% employment for recent grads!

The job search can be grueling, especially for our Culinary Job Training students who often have histories of incarceration or other high barriers to employment. But our recent cohort of students overcame those odds, achieving 100% employment post-graduation! This class was our ninth to be hosted at Central Union Mission, a valued partner organization that… Read more »

All donations will be doubled!

The scarcity of healthy, affordable food in lower-income neighborhoods of our city has contributed to a childhood obesity rate upwards of 40 percent. With just three grocery stores in DC’s Wards 7 and 8, families often have to ride two or three buses to spend their limited resources on fresh, nutritious options – a stark… Read more »