about the Project

After three decades of operating in the basement of the Federal City Shelter downtown, 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 located in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest Washington, DC. 

This new facility within the RiverPoint development will allow us to triple our capacity, providing the healthy food and job training opportunities that our community needs more urgently than ever before. By 2025, our new home will enable DCCK to expand our job training by 150%, create 50 new jobs, expand our volunteer network from 16,000 to 25,000 volunteers annually, and generate over $200 million in annual financial impact for the community. To learn more, download our campaign prospectus, Bringing the Kitchen Home.

Cafe & Reception
Cafe
communications studio
Production Kitchen
Volunteer Production Area
Training Kitchen
Training Classroom
The Hub & training Classroom
The Hub & Communicating Stair
The Overlook
The Loft
Open Office
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NAMING opportunities

Culinary Job Training Kitchen - SECURED

A state-of-the-art vocational training space that will serve as many as 300 students per year.

Culinary Job Training Classroom - PENDING

Wired classroom for studying culinary theory, building soft skills, enhancing financial literacy, and working on career readiness training.

Volunteer Engagement Hub - AVAILABLE

A visible, active kitchen workspace hosting 25,000 volunteers each year.

Welcome Desk - SECURED

The welcome desk and check-in area will receive thousands of volunteers and visitors to our space each year.

Refrigerator/Freezer Unit - 2 AVAILABLE

Provide cold storage space to house the 1.5 million pounds of fresh produce purchased from local farms each year.

Conference Room - 2 AVAILABLE

Glass-walled meeting spaces for DCCK staff and students to work and learn together.

ABOUT riverpoint

Our new home will be part of a powerful mixed-use development on the Southwest Waterfront, becoming a cornerstone of a re-imagined Buzzard Point neighborhood while scaling up to meet the needs of our community. Alongside top restaurants and new housing, DC Central Kitchen will occupy 36,000 square feet across two floors – including a highly visible first floor along the corner of 2nd Street and V Street SW. 

Our Neighbors

Our Neighborhood
The Point
Cambria hotel capitol riverfront
The Wharf
Washington Nationals
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OUR Project PARTNERS