30 years at DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen founder, Robert Egger, during our earlier days of food recovery and meal distribution.   What it does it mean when an organization that set out to put itself out of business turns 30? For many traditional nonprofits, anniversaries like these are moments of celebration. They’ve persisted, grown, established programs, and built facilities…. 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 »

Think big. Act boldly. Join us in 2019.

Where were you 30 years ago? At DC Central Kitchen, we were outfitting our very first food delivery van and readying for our opening day of operations – January 20, 1989. Thanks to you, we’ve come a long way since that day, when our founder drove through DC picking up leftovers from the evening’s presidential… 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 »