Combating Hunger, Creating Opportunity

DC Central Kitchen is America's leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise.
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DC Central Kitchen and Playworks team up to provide healthy snacks for DC youth

June 22nd, 2015

Earlier this month, DC Central Kitchen visited a group of 60 local elementary students to share healthy eating tips and kid-friendly recipes. Our nutrition outreach…



Graduate profile: LaShawn Turner

June 11th, 2015

As I walked into the bustling kitchen of Geppetto Catering at 9am on a Friday morning, it was clear the staff had been hard at…



DCCK to celebrate milestone 100th graduation

June 5th, 2015

DC Central Kitchen will celebrate the graduation of our 100th Culinary Job Training (CJT) class on Friday, July 10 with a ceremony held at the…



Join DCCK on June 4 for #DoMore24

May 19th, 2015

As a proud member of the United Way of the National Capital Area, DC Central Kitchen will again participate in the third annual Do More…



Good business is a 365-day-a-year job

May 17th, 2015

“Good business” is a phrase we use a lot here at DC Central Kitchen. Good business means using every available resource to create positive outcomes,…



DC Central Kitchen serves up 108 dishes in 3 hours for the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

May 17th, 2015

For the fourth year in a row, DC Central Kitchen’s school foods team was chosen to prep, cook, and plate more than 100 dishes based…


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