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 »

5 things you don’t want to miss at Capital Food Fight

1) The Food Over 80 of the Washington area’s greatest restaurants will offer tastes of their best dishes for Capital Food Fight guests. Sample bites include poke tuna from Dirty Habit, mini brat sliders from Gordon Biersch, vegan ramen from Toki Underground and more! Admission includes unlimited tastes from participating restaurants so you can go… Read more »

A new fusion bar

Our Healthy School Food team is always working on coming up with new, dynamic recipes to serve at 12 public schools and 2 mission-driven private schools in DC. We take pride in serving locally sourced, healthy and tasty meals every day. In an effort to make sure that we are serving meals that the students enjoy,… Read more »

Giving back this holiday season

The holidays are fast approaching! Here are a few ways you can directly support our work to combat hunger and poverty this season. Food Drives Due to the high volume of meals we produce every day, food drives need to be centered on one or two items.  Limiting food drives in such a way allows… Read more »

A look back at summer

At DC Central Kitchen, we know that hunger doesn’t take a holiday — that includes summer vacation from school. Every summer, our Community Meals team provides additional meals throughout DC to students who would typically receive meals at school. This summer, at 32 sites, we served 15,966 breakfasts, 20,239 lunches and 3,841 sack lunches (cold… Read more »