Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announces DCCK as its Game Changing Nonprofit Partner for January

Since 1989, DCCK has worked to break the cycle of hunger and poverty in Washington, DC. In addition to serving more than 37 million meals, we have provided rigorous culinary training to help nearly 2,000 individuals launch careers. We’ve made many friends and partners in this effort to fight hunger differently in DC, and one… Read more »

Smithfield Foods and DCCK team up for the third year

On October 16, Smithfield Foods and Capital Food Fight battling chefs Marcelle Afram and Kyoo Eom visited DC Central Kitchen for the third annual collaboration of Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour. Smithfield Foods donated 40,000 pounds of protein to support our Community Meals effort preparing dignified meals for nonprofits, youth programs, and shelters. Since… 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 »

DC Central Kitchen again selected as DC Public Schools food service contractor!

DC Central Kitchen has been selected as one of the food service providers for DC Public Schools in the 2016-2017 academic year. A continuation of our partnership with DC Public Schools that began in 2010, DCCK will serve nearly 1,000 more low-income students, providing healthy, scratch-cooked meals to schoolchildren at 12 District schools in Ward… Read more »

Strawberries & Salad Greens Day: DCCK celebrates local, seasonal food at DC Schools

“Umm, excuse me miss; you said you were going to teach me about how strawberries grow after I try this salad. I’ve tried it!” an eager Aiton Elementary student exclaimed while examining a little plant with two new strawberries among its leaves. On Wednesday, June 8th, DC Central Kitchen’s school foods team celebrated the benefits… Read more »

We fed the 5000!

Back in April we announced that DCCK had partnered up with Feedback to host Feeding the 5000 in DC. On May 18, in an effort to shed light on the growing crisis of food waste and the practical solutions available, DC Central Kitchen and Feedback, with the support of more than 40 other like-minded organizations… Read more »