ABOUT DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is an iconic nonprofit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. The organization provides hands-on culinary job training for individuals facing high barriers to employment while creating living wage jobs and bringing nutritious, dignified food where it is most needed. DCCK’s social ventures include serving scratch-cooked farm-to-school meals in DC schools, delivering fresh, affordable produce to corner stores in neighborhoods without supermarkets, and operating fast-casual cafes. For more information about DCCK, visit our main website. 

Over the last 34 years, we have...

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Our social ventures

Culinary Job Training
Preparing adults facing barriers to employment and young adults who are disconnected from work and school for culinary careers

Catering and Cafés
Providing on-the-job training, career opportunities, and fresh food at locations across Washington, DC

Healthy School Food
Serving award-winning farm-to-school menus at DC schools

Healthy Corners
Transforming corners stores into access points for healthy, affordable food

Community Meals
Preparing nutritious meals for nonprofits, youth programs, and shelters

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