DCCK graduate wins Georgetown University business pitch competition

DC Central Kitchen’s Career Pathways Specialist Tiffani Powell knows a great opportunity when she sees one. After all, it’s her job to work with our culinary graduates in the months and years after they complete our program to map out their career goals, improve their credit and financial security, work towards raises and promotions, and… Read more »

Join DCCK for the inaugural Happy Hour Hop!

Join us on Wednesday, July 17 from 6-9pm for DC Central Kitchen’s Happy Hour Hop! Four restaurants in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood will participate in a round-robin style event where guests enjoy signature cocktails and small bites at some of DC’s hottest Navy Yard restaurants all while supporting DC Central Kitchen’s mission. This year’s participating… Read more »

30 YEARS OF DCCK: Healthy Corners

Everything we do at DC Central Kitchen ultimately boils down to what we call our “triple bottom line.” We take great pride in ensuring that our programs all accomplish three things: create opportunities for meaningful careers, expand healthy food access, and test innovative solutions to systemic problems. One of our social ventures, Healthy Corners, was… Read more »

Healthy Corners Spotlight: Circle 7

For eight years, DC Central Kitchen’s innovative Healthy Corners program has served as a national model for bringing fresh produce and healthy snacks to DC’s food deserts. Over the years, we’ve served as a resource for other nonprofits and private businesses looking to improve healthy food access in their communities. We’ve released how-to manuals and… Read more »

Meet Isatu.

The path to and through DC Central Kitchen is not the same for everyone. Some people come to volunteer and end up applying to work in our overcrowded kitchen. Others are referred to our Culinary Job Training program by partner agencies helping them overcome past traumas or return to our community after a period of… Read more »

Create opportunities in our hometown

Washington, DC is our home. It’s also home to some serious challenges. The nation’s largest racial disparity in employment rates. The highest intensity of gentrification of any U.S. city. DC is one of just two jurisdictions in the nation where the number of young people who are disconnected from both work and school is on… Read more »