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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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DCCK Culinary Graduate Settles in as White House Cook

November 14th, 2014

At DC Central Kitchen, we teach our students that every job is a good job. An entry-level gig as a prep cook or dishwasher might…



Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley Wins DCCK’s Capital Food Fight™!

November 14th, 2014

Ripple and Roofers Union Executive Chef, Marjorie Meek-Bradley, took home the top honor on Tuesday night at our 11th annual Capital Food Fight™. Chefs Frederik…



The Impact of Your Support

November 12th, 2014

“I never thought I would be in this position,” says Tarina Munlyn. Five years ago, Tarina struggled with addiction and lived in the DC General…



Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie Gives Keynote at Class 97 Graduation

October 22nd, 2014

It was another packed house at DC Central Kitchen’s Class 97 graduation ceremony on October 10. Friends, family and esteemed guests joined DCCK staff, CJT…



Students Nationwide in Competition for Campus Kitchen Launch Grant

October 16th, 2014

On Tuesday, DC Central Kitchen’s national program, The Campus Kitchens Project, kicked off an innovative launch grant video competition sponsored by AARP Foundation. Through October…



DC Central Kitchen Appears on ‘The Chew’

October 2nd, 2014

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…


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