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Monthly Archives: December 2011


Chili Cook-Off Kicks Off The Campus Kitchens Project Semester of Service

, December 29th, 2011

On Friday, January 13, teams of student chefs from five high schools will compete in a chili cook-off to kick start a weekend of service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Under the guidance of chefs from Marriott Inc., and DC Central Kitchen, the high school chefs from St. Andrews Episcopal High School, Gonzaga College High School, Archbishop Williams High School (Boston, MA), Atlantic City High School (N.J.) and Hospitality High School of Washington, D.C., will compete while producing 150 meals for Bethesda Cares, an organization dedicated to assisting and feeding the homeless in the DC Metro area. Students from the competing schools regularly prepare and distribute food to those in need in their communities through The Campus Kitchens Project.

An all-star line up of judges, including Top Chef Contestant and area restaurateur Spike Mendolsohn, Marriott, Inc. CEO Arne Sorenson, DC Central Kitchen’s President and Founder Robert Egger and DCCK CEO Mike Curtain, will determine the winner.

Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook-Off



Biz Journal: New kitchen gives D.C. Central Kitchen fresh start

, December 21st, 2011

Hospitality is about to get a whole lot healthier. D.C. Central Kitchen is opening a 6,000-square-foot kitchen, its second in the District, to help support its Fresh Start catering business. Read More >>



Ronnie Scott brings home 12 Days of Jobs

, December 20th, 2011

Ronnie Scott, Culinary Job Training Class 86 Spokesman, brings home 12 Days of Jobs at the Graduation Brunch.



Terrance has a job

, December 19th, 2011

Terrance, Culinary Job Training graduate, talks about finishing the program with a job!



Maria is glad to be working

, December 16th, 2011

Maria, Culinary Job Training graduate, is glad to be employed. She shares her experiences with the program in this latest 12 Days of Jobs video.



Eddie Harris is employed

, December 15th, 2011

Eddie Harris, Culinary Job Training Class 86 graduate, talks about being employed after going through the 16 week program.