Meet Ron.

At DC Central Kitchen, we’re not just creating jobs. We’re creating opportunities for members of our community who have faced serious challenges themselves to become leaders and champions of change. That trajectory isn’t always a direct one, and our newest culinary instructor has found a way to turn his challenges into fuel for a career… Read more »

DC Central Kitchen stands up

In the weeks since the Washington City Paper reported a major cut to our contract providing meals to DC shelters, we have been moved by the incredible outpouring of support from so many members of our community. We’ve also heard a great deal of concern – “What does this change mean for DC Central Kitchen?” –… Read more »

30 years of DCCK: Our Staff

As we look back over the last 30 years and all we have done to make DC a better place to live and work, one thing remains the same: the commitment of our amazing staff members. This month, we’re highlighting three individuals whose legacies we now honor with awards throughout the year. Dorothy Bell Among… Read more »

Meet Christine.

Christine came to DC Central Kitchen in the spring of 2018 while she was living at Shepherd’s Cove, a homeless shelter in Capitol Heights, MD. Initially unsure of whether our Culinary Job Training program was for her, she enrolled, began to “trust the process,” and didn’t look back. Christine and her team won the cook-off… Read more »

30 years of DCCK: In the news

DCCK’s first day in operation covered by The Washington Post from January 20, 1989. Read more>> On January 20, 2019, we marked our 30th year in operation. This isn’t a milestone – it’s a jumping-off point. Throughout 2019, we’re going to take a look back at the last 30 years to share our accomplishments and… Read more »

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 »