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A 16-year partnership brings Thanksgiving to those in need

For the 16th year, the DC Jewish Community Center and DC Central Kitchen again partnered on Everything but the Turkey, an annual three-day service project in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Volunteers of all ages gathered at The Edlavitch JCC of Washington, DC (EDCJCC) to chop and prepare 13,000 servings of green beans, harvest… Read more »

A scholarship for a shining star

Each year at our signature fundraising event, Capital Food Fight, we honor a staff member who exemplifies the spirit of empowerment and change that we celebrate at DC Central Kitchen with the Shining Star Award. Recipients of the award are provided a scholarship to further their education in a specific field. Many go on to… Read more »

Sips & Suppers tickets now on sale – party with purpose!

As holiday shopping kicks off, Washington-DC based philanthropic partners DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table are thrilled to announce that tickets for the 9th Annual Sips & Suppers fundraising event are now on sale! On Saturday, January 28th, hundreds of foodies and philanthropists will gather at the Newseum for Sips to sample some of the… Read more »

Chef Samuel Kim Wins DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight

Signature fundraising event raises $694,000 for DC Central Kitchen’s culinary training and anti-hunger programs Chef Samuel Kim of 1789 took home the top honor last night at DC Central Kitchen’s signature fundraising event, the Capital Food Fight. Chefs Samuel Kim, Andrew Markert (Beuchert’s Saloon), George Rodrigues (Tico DC), and Theary So (Hank’s Oyster Bar) created… Read more »

DCCK on track to prepare 69,000 meals for youth this summer

This summer, DC Central Kitchen is again participating in the DC Free Summer Meals Program (FSMP) and will ramp up our meal preparation and distribution efforts to help our city’s most at-risk children stay nourished. June 20th marked the first day of FSMP, an initiative of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and DC’s Office of the… 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 »