Graduate Profile: William

Graduating from DC Central Kitchen was one of the most important milestones in William’s life, second only to overcoming his drug addiction, he says. “I never graduated from high school,” says William, “so I didn’t know what it felt like to complete something and have people be truly proud of me.” It’s been a little… Read more »

Supporting the Save Good Food Amendment Act

Last month, our Director of Procurement and Sustainability, Amy Bachman, testified in front of the DC Council to support the “Save Good Food Amendment Act of 2017.” Introduced by Councilmember Mary Cheh, the bill aims to reduce food waste by providing clear guidelines and tax incentives for businesses to donate food to nonprofits like DC… Read more »

Food Donor Spotlight: Capital One

DC Central Kitchen recovers food from a variety of resources to help prepare the thousands of meals we deliver to our community each day. In addition to our partnerships with farms, wholesalers, restaurants and grocery stores, DCCK has developed meaningful partnerships with corporate cafeterias from across DC, Maryland, and Virginia to recover large quantities of… Read more »

Meet Joan: From Guyana to DC Central Kitchen

From an early age, DC Central Kitchen culinary graduate Joan learned about the importance of a clean kitchen. Born and raised in Guyana, Joan learned from her mother that people assess whether they can eat at your house by the time they arrive at your front gate. “You must keep things clean all the time… Read more »

Kicking off a new in-classroom nutrition education initiative

As a USDA-recognized food hub and winner of The Golden Carrot Award for outstanding innovation in serving healthy school meals, DC Central Kitchen is committed to getting students excited about eating their vegetables. Our new classroom-based nutrition education initiative, Cafeteria Chefs, is designed to help kids become more familiar with recipes already available on their… Read more »

Meet Nakeisha: from rehab to a high-end restaurant

DC Central Kitchen’s Culinary Job Training program includes a lot more than its name implies. According to Nakeisha, who completed the course nearly two years ago, “it’s not just about learning the culinary arts. It’s also about helping you learn ways to manage life –without alcohol or drugs. Being able to keep a job, being… Read more »