What sets DC Central Kitchen apart

Did you know that DC Central Kitchen turned thirty this year? Since we got started in 1989, we’ve served 37 million meals. We’ve rescued 32 million pounds of surplus food and put it to good use. Most importantly, we’ve empowered nearly 2,000 individuals to launch new careers through our acclaimed Culinary Job Training program. All… Read more »

Smithfield Foods and DCCK team up for the third year

On October 16, Smithfield Foods and Capital Food Fight battling chefs Marcelle Afram and Kyoo Eom visited DC Central Kitchen for the third annual collaboration of Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour. Smithfield Foods donated 40,000 pounds of protein to support our Community Meals effort preparing dignified meals for nonprofits, youth programs, and shelters. Since… Read more »

Tickets to Capital Food Fight now on sale!

Tickets to DC Central Kitchen’s signature fundraising event, Capital Food Fight, are now on sale. The star-studded, foodie charitable event will return to The Anthem on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Presented by Smithfield Foods, the Capital Food Fight brings together over 1,200 guests to taste food and drink from more than 80 of DC’s best… Read more »

DC Central Kitchen hosts the Nutrition Educator Summit

At DC Central Kitchen, we pride ourselves in providing open-source, easily scalable programming (i.e. Healthy Corners and our Culinary Job Training program). The Nutrition Educator Summit served as a collaborative effort between DC Central Kitchen and other organizations across the District to not only share best practices and resources, but also to coordinate efforts and… Read more »

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 »