Staff Spotlight: Linda

You might have read about Linda back in November when we shared her inspiring story as a former Culinary Job Training student who has become a long-tenured DC Central Kitchen employee and valued leader within our organization. Linda, who once relied on meals from DC Central Kitchen before she enrolled in the job training program,… Read more »

Going the extra mile

We are constantly amazed by the support we receive from our investors and community partners. It seems like people will do almost anything to help support our mission—even run an ultra-marathon. To celebrate his 50th birthday, Eric Zimmerman, a longtime supporter of DC Central Kitchen, decided to run a 50-mile ultra-marathon. As if that wasn’t… Read more »

Putting our money where our mission is

As a mission-driven social enterprise, DC Central Kitchen is proud to employ 86 graduates of our Culinary Job Training program at living wages with comprehensive health benefits. That’s an expensive endeavor, but we know that meaningful employment opportunities are our best weapon against the root cause of hunger: poverty. We also know poverty is an… Read more »

Tickets to Sips & Suppers now on sale!

Join DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table for DC’s annual winter weekend of food and philanthropy Tickets to the 10th Annual Sips & Suppers benefiting DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table, are now on sale. Sips takes place on Saturday, January 27th and Suppers takes place on Sunday, January 28th, 2018. These tickets sell out… Read more »

Meet Linda: A DC Central Kitchen graduate story

Almost two decades ago, Linda was living in a shelter and relying on meals from DC Central Kitchen when she decided to enroll in our Culinary Job Training program. After she graduated in 2000, she worked in the hotel industry here in DC, but when we expanded our operations and started hiring for our Healthy… Read more »

Graduate profile: Sheldon

It’s not uncommon to hear DC Central Kitchen staff and students talk about being a family. If you’ve volunteered or visited the Kitchen before, you have probably seen our motto painted on the kitchen walls, “As you would cook for your own family!” But it’s not every day that we see a father and son… Read more »