Bringing the kitchen HOME

Healthy Food. Career Training. Life-Changing Opportunities.


DC Central Kitchen envisions a more just city where everyone has access to healthy food, meaningful careers, and opportunities to achieve their full potential.  

After three decades operating in the basement of the Federal City Shelter in downtown DC, in early 2023 we finally relocated our headquarters to the Buzzard Point neighborhood. This new facility within the River Point development allows us to triple our capacity, providing the healthy food and job training opportunities that our community needs more urgently than ever before.  

In addition to scaling our programs, offering a state-of-the-art learning environment for our culinary trainees, and ensuring a base of operations here in our nation’s capital for decades to come, DC Central Kitchen is becoming an integral, inclusive part of the Southwest DC community, unleashing the power of food through bold, innovative solutions. 

We would love for you to come visit our new home at 2121 First Street SW. 


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