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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14 weeks of training and a lifetime of change

July 24th, 2015

You may have been one of the 500 DC Central Kitchen supporters who came out to the Ronald Reagan Building on July 10 to witness…



Join DCCK at One Eight Distilling on August 13

July 24th, 2015

On Thursday, August 13 from 6-9pm DC Central Kitchen and DC Loud, an organization that promotes local nonprofits and community causes through live music, will…



DC Central Kitchen marked 100th graduation on July 10

July 13th, 2015

On Friday, July 10, DC Central Kitchen celebrated its milestone 100th graduation at a ceremony held at the Ronald Reagan Building. Sixteen graduates of the life-changing…



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…


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