A family that cooks together

At DC Central Kitchen Cafe’s November graduation, the audience watched as two generations, a father and a son, came together to celebrate new opportunities and a love of cooking. James, a DC Central Kitchen employee and graduate of our Culinary Job Training program, watched his 18-year-old son, James (Trey), take this big step, too.  … Read more »

DCCK employee and graduate awarded scholarship to kick-start counseling career

Each year,  we  award  one outstanding DC Central Kitchen employee and graduate with our North  Star scholarship  to  help them reach new career goals.  This year, we were honored to recognize Manouchka Bolden, who enrolled at DC Central Kitchen in the fall of 2018 in search of one word – “change.”   As a mother… Read more »

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 »