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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Celebration in Order for Central Union Mission’s First Class of CJT Graduates

August 20th, 2014

Last Friday marked a DC Central Kitchen milestone: our first Culinary Job Training class from Central Union Mission graduated! Twelve weeks of hard work paid…

Book Launch Party Honoring DC Central Kitchen’s 25th Anniversary

August 14th, 2014

DC Central Kitchen invites you to join us on September 18th for a launch party celebrating the release of the new book written in honor…

DCCK Opens New Baking Corner to Provide Healthy, Whole Grain Snacks and Baked Goods to 35 Afterschool Programs

August 14th, 2014

On August 7th we celebrated the official opening of DC Central Kitchen’s new Baking Corner! Thanks to key investments from our friends and partners, and…

From Campus Kitchen to Corner Store: Huan Song and DCCK Bring Good Food Where it’s Needed Most

August 13th, 2014

Huan Song used to dream of being a professional chef. Today, she aspires to make fresh, nutritious food available in all of DC’s poorest neighborhoods….

DCCK Teams Up with Pioneering Aquaculture Researchers

August 5th, 2014

At DC Central Kitchen, we pride ourselves on running a complex, fast-paced operation that eliminates waste and brings healthy food to our community. So when…

Chef Mastermind Tim Ma Mentors DCCK Students

August 4th, 2014

The restaurant industry is a tough business. Our Culinary Job Training program is designed to give at-risk women and men the skills and self-confidence they…

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