DC Central Kitchen Participates in the Mayor’s Annual Disability Expo

On Wednesday, October 26th, DCCK had the opportunity to participate in the Mayor’s Annual Disability Expo at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library. In the lobby of the great hall, DC Central Kitchen’s Community Development & Partnership (CDP) team set up their table with other non-profits, government agencies, and community partners to provide “awareness and […]

Class 131 Cook-Off: Adapting On and Off the Plate  

No food captures American culture more than the classic burger.   On a Wednesday afternoon, our latest Culinary Job Training (CJT) cohort, Class 131, marked its eighth week of our training program with a Cook-off, where students work in teams to demonstrate their knife skills and practice collaborating with different personalities to create a featured dish. […]

Southern Style Meatloaf for the Win at the CJT Class 130 Cookoff!

It was the battle of meatloaves at the Culinary Job Training Class 130’s cookoff on Wednesday. The eleven students were split up into four teams and each came up with a different way to prepare a meatloaf. Team Tastemakers were inspired by their southern background and prepared a southern style meatloaf. Team Taste of DC […]

VIDEO: WUSA9 Healthy Corners Feature

WUSA9 visited on of our 53 Healthy Corners locations and spoke with CEO Mike Curtin about the significance of our barrier breaking social enterprise. See the segment below and check out the full article.    

Summer Volunteer Opportunities: Gleaning!

  Our popular summer volunteer program is back!   DC Central Kitchen gleanings support local farms and help prevent food waste! From June through October, volunteers will meet us at local farms to pick fresh produce that they could otherwise not harvest or sell. DCCK will use these ingredients to prepare and deliver nutritious meals […]

Photos: CJT 129 Chef Demo and Coffee Tasting!

On Friday, May 6th, Culinary Job Training Class 129 was treated to a demo by Chef Steve Lipscombe, Executive Chef at City Cruises DC and a coffee tasting lesson by Dani Moreno, coffee director at Aslin Coffee. The seventeen students worked together to prepare a delicious ceviche and baked salmon dish led by Chef Lipscombe […]

May Community Events

May is a busy month for our Community Development and Partnerships team! As the weather warms up we’ll be hosting and participating in events across DC, promoting our programs and resources, ensuring our neighbors will know where they can find an affordable yet nutritious meal this summer.   Healthy Corners Events We’re hosting weekly community […]

Our Biggest Project Yet

Construction is underway on DC Central Kitchen’s brand-new, 36,000 square foot headquarters! The Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs and Justice will allow us to dramatically expand programming and provide the resources necessary to breaking the cycle of hunger, poverty, and injustice.   Our new home, along with the Bringing the Kitchen Home campaign that […]

Women’s History Month: Reflections from across DCCK

March is Women’s History Month, but the impact of women in the non-profit sector often goes unnoticed and without much celebration. Nationally, women make up more than 75 percent of non-profit employees, yet only account for 21 percent of executive-level positions at large non-profits. Long-standing issues such as inequities in pay, a failure to advance […]