Marriott Commits Over $5 Million To Dc Central Kitchen, Expanding Its Iconic Culinary Job Training Program
Washington, DC – Marriott International and The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation have committed $5.125 million to DC Central Kitchen (DCCK), the iconic Washington, DC-based community kitchen, as part of the nonprofit’s Bringing the Kitchen Home comprehensive campaign. The investment is the latest in a decades-long partnership between DC Central Kitchen, The J. […]
VIDEO: The John Fenner Dish Room
Our community is at a turning point. But we’re about to prove that this city has everything it needs to solve its biggest challenges. That starts with our people. People like John Fenner. Please watch our brand-new video to hear John’s story in his own words! John’s been our unstoppable dishwasher for 22 years, ensuring safety […]
Chef and Humanitarian José Andrés Announces a $500,000 Challenge for DC Central Kitchen’s Transformative Expansion
DC Central Kitchen’s Klein Center for Jobs & Justice, the Nation’s Largest Community Kitchen and Urban Food Hub, Poised to Open This Fall in Southwest Washington, DC Washington, DC – Friday, September 23, 2022 – At an exclusive event featuring DC Central Kitchen’s forthcoming new headquarters this afternoon, elected officials, top philanthropists, and community advocates gathered for a ‘first […]
A Sustainable Space
At DC Central Kitchen, we use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. Part of that mission to squeeze every ounce of impact out of the food we use includes creatively preventing food waste and safeguarding the environment. That’s why for three decades, we have pioneered food recovery, local farm-to-school […]
VIDEO: Bringing the Kitchen Home Highlight
DC Central Kitchen CEO Mike Curtin Jr. discusses the significance of our biggest project yet – our new home, the Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs and Justice. Take an exclusive look at the building that will allow DC Central Kitchen to continue fighting hunger differently. You can support our transition at bringingthekitchenhome.org/donate/.
VIDEO: José Andrés on Bringing The Kitchen Home
Celebrity Chef, humanitarian, and Bringing the Kitchen Home Campaign Chair, José Andrés, visited us during our Thanksgiving meal prep and recorded this message emphasizing the importance of our last holiday in our 2nd Street Kitchen. José has seen DC Central Kitchen in its early days and has seen first hand how our social enterprise […]
A Center for Jobs and Justice
Longtime supporter Michael R. Klein has pledged a transformational seed gift of $10 million to support DCCK’s Bringing the Kitchen Home Campaign.
A Letter from Our Co-Chairs
Learn more about our campaign’s robust and dynamic leadership and vision from our co-chairs, José Andrés & Thomas Penny.
Harnessing the Power of Community
DCCK is thrilled to work with the renowned architects at ZGF to shape our new 36,000 square-foot facility into a welcoming home for our staff, students, and stakeholders.
A New Home in RiverPoint
With a new, modern home, DC Central Kitchen will overcome our lack of space and transform our work in a best-in-class workforce development and healthy food distribution center.