Class 129 Cook-Off: Creativity and Calculated Risks Pay Off

Few culinary dishes seem more straightforward than chowder. A dish traditionally made from cream and potatoes, chowder leaves little room to the imagination, or so we thought. Culinary Job Training (CJT) Class 129 challenged everyone’s assumptions with four fresh, innovative takes on chowder at last week’s Cook-Off challenge.   The Cook-Off is the pinnacle moment half-way […]

Class 128 Graduation: The Mighty Seven

Graduates from Culinary Job Training Class 128 embrace after their graduation ceremony on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at THEARC. On Wednesday, April 13th, following 3 months of hard work, perseverance, and commitment, DC Central Kitchen’s latest graduates received an exceptional round of applause as they crossed the stage at THEARC’s Black Box Theater in Ward […]

Class 126 Cook-Off: Culinary Optimism and Camaraderie Win the Day

Eight weeks into their culinary training, CJT Class 126 put their new knife and life skills to the test with a COOK-OFF! Class 126 has already experienced exciting real-world opportunities with a site visit to The Gaylord National, and a chance to cook arepas with Chef Andrés-Julian Zuluaga of Blend 111 and mushroom risotto with […]

Reasons for Hope

DC Central Kitchen’s Community Development and Partnerships team engages with Ward 6 neighbors at Garden Fest on Thursday, October 7, 2021. These days we could all use a little more hope as unemployment and hunger remain daily facts of life for too many of our neighbors. Despite these challenges, DC Central Kitchen continues to bring […]

Photos: A Taste of Colombian Cooking

CJT Class 126 celebrated Heritage Day yesterday, Thursday October 28, with a visit from Guest Chef, Andrés-Julian Zuluaga of Blend 111 restaurant. Class 126 is sponsored by the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and Marriott International, the 13th class they’ve sponsored since 2008. Chef Andrés led the students through a Colombian arepas and […]

Graduation is Good Business

CJT Class 125 celebrates after receiving their diplomas at the RISE Demonstration Center on Monday, September 27, 2021. It was an inspiring afternoon on Monday, September 27th as 19 graduates filed into the DC RISE Demonstration Center to receive their official diplomas for completing our Culinary Job Training (CJT) program. Class 125, sponsored by Raytheon […]