about the Project

After three decades of operating in the basement of the Federal City Shelter downtown, DC Central Kitchen has overcome our lack of space and transformed 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 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. 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. 

Cafe & Reception
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 - SECURED

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

Community Engagement Hub - AVAILABLE

This hub will bring together culinary experts, our students, and the community through cooking demonstrations, and meaningful events.

Welcome Desk - SECURED

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

Offices - 20 AVAILABLE

Located on the second floor mezzanine of our facility, each office will allow for our staff to have a private, dignified place to work.

Conference Rooms - SECURED

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

ABOUT riverpoint

Our new home is 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 occupies 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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