Meet Michael: DCCK graduate and Production Cook

Michael has always loved to cook. His favorite dishes to prepare? Country-fried potatoes and fried apples. “Typically, I only make them on the weekends, for my family. I only do it every once in a while.” Michael gets to do what he loves every day in his role as Production Cook at DC Central Kitchen… Read more »

DCCK graduate wins Georgetown University business pitch competition

DC Central Kitchen’s Career Pathways Specialist Tiffani Powell knows a great opportunity when she sees one. After all, it’s her job to work with our culinary graduates in the months and years after they complete our program to map out their career goals, improve their credit and financial security, work towards raises and promotions, and… Read more »

A new partnership at THEARC

As we prepare to open our brand-new healthy café and youth job training site in DC’s Ward 8 early next year, we’ve begun some innovative partnerships with some of our future neighbors on the campus of THEARC. One early partner has been ArtReach GW, a free visual arts program serving residents of Wards 7 and… Read more »

Marianne Ali North Star Award Winner: Christine Bates

The Marianne Ali North Star Award is given in honor of our beloved colleague and long-time director of our Culinary Job Training program, Marianne Ali, who passed away in August 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. This award serves as a reminder of Marianne’s legacy at DC Central Kitchen and our commitment to supporting… Read more »

15th anniversary of Capital Food Fight raises over $770,000

Chef Autumn Cline took home the top honor in the 15th anniversary of Capital Food Fight, presented by Smithfield Foods. Local chefs Kyle Bailey of The Salt Line, Alex McCoy of Lucky Buns, Kevin Tien of Himitsu, and Autumn Cline of Rappahannock Oyster Bar went head-to-head in a thrilling culinary battle on the stage of… Read more »

Help us move our Culinary Job Training Program forward

DC Central Kitchen’s culinary job training (CJT) program began as a way to get at the root cause of hunger: poverty. By training men and women with histories of incarceration, homelessness, and trauma for careers in the growing culinary and hospitality industries in DC, we empower our neighbors to leave hunger and poverty behind for… Read more »