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

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.