Grand Opening: DC Central Kitchen Celebrates Cafe Day
It is Spring in DC and a new Social Enterprise Cafe has bloomed in Buzzard Point! On March 31st, we unveiled our third Cafe at our new facility, the Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs and Justice. Like the other two Cafes, our new cafe features fresh coffee, fresh sandwiches and salads, healthy snacks, soft […]
Save the Date: DC Central Kitchen Cafe Day
Join DC Central Kitchen on Friday, March 31st for DC Central Kitchen Cafe Day, celebrating the grand opening of our third social enterprise cafe in the lobby of DC Central Kitchen’s new headquarters at The Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs & Justice on Buzzard Point! This day-long event will also commemorate the first anniversary […]
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. […]
Building Community Through Cooking Classes at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy
After a few hours of play and exercise in the summer sun, the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy campers were ready to eat. As the middle schoolers filed into the kitchen from outside, they took turns washing their hands and putting on their DC Central Kitchen aprons in preparation for their final cooking class. Today’s […]
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 […]