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DC Central Kitchen Appears on ‘The Chew’

, October 2nd, 2014

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Yesterday, DC Central Kitchen staff, graduates, and friends grew a little bit closer to each other as we shared in the delight of seeing our very own CJT graduate Howard Thomas on ABC’s hit cooking-themed daytime talk show, “The Chew.”

The show dedicated a significant amount of air time to portraying the work of the Kitchen and our graduates. Howard, who is currently the lead production cook at Washington Jesuit Academy for our Healthy School Food program, did such an incredible job representing the Kitchen and sharing his story in front of a live studio audience!

Thank you Carla Hall, Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz and the entire crew of “The Chew” for highlighting our work and our mission to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities.

Check out a short clip of yesterday’s episode here!



DC Central Kitchen/Healthy Corners featured on NPR (WAMU 88.5)

, September 28th, 2012

Other than changing lives, do you know what else gets us stoked?… Being featured on NPR! Our friends WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio, including Sabri Ben-Achour of the show Latitudes, visited the Kitchen to learn more about Healthy Corners, our work combating food deserts, and how we use local produce.

Listen to the broadcast



New York Times: The Capital’s Kitchen

, January 15th, 2012

Check out this New York Times Op-Ed featuring DC Central Kitchen. Read More >>



CNN/WECT: Program helps the needy turn their lives around

, January 4th, 2012

Check out this CNN video/story featuring DC Central Kitchen’s Culinary Job Training Program. Read More >>



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 >>



Wash Post: Rock Harper goes from ‘Hell’s’ to DCCK’s kitchen

, December 13th, 2011

This Washington Post story is about our new Kitchen Operations Director, Chef Rock Harper. View the Article