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 »

A look back at summer

At DC Central Kitchen, we know that hunger doesn’t take a holiday — that includes summer vacation from school. Every summer, our Community Meals team provides additional meals throughout DC to students who would typically receive meals at school. This summer, at 32 sites, we served 15,966 breakfasts, 20,239 lunches and 3,841 sack lunches (cold… Read more »

#WomensHistoryMonth: Here’s to all the movers and shakers

It’s Women’s History Month, and across the country, we’re paying homage to the many women who have transformed our country, and our communities, for the better.   At DC Central Kitchen, we want to recognize a few women from our history – just a few among the many phenomenal women who have propelled us forward.  _________________… Read more »

Healthy School Foods Spotlight: River Terrace

DC Central Kitchen takes pride in the nutritious, scratch-cooked school meals we serve to 4,000 low-income students at 15 DC schools every day. But we don’t just provide meals. We’re also engaging students in building healthy habits that will last a lifetime. For the past two years, our Healthy School Food program has been proud… Read more »