DC Central Kitchen is one of America's leading nonprofit organizations and a social enterprise pioneer. Working here will put you on the front lines of the war on poverty and the cutting edge of new solutions to old problems. We are known for our fast-paced work environment, audacious risk-taking, and fearless rejection of doing things a certain way, simply because that's how they've always been done.

DCCK is proud to call itself a business—it's just that we're in the business of changing lives. Our success is made possible by the bold women and men who work here every day, tearing down myths and shattering stereotypes. Whether they're preparing a scratch-cooked meal in a low-income school, delivering healthy food to corner stores, leading volunteers in the preparation of 5,000 balanced dishes in a single afternoon, or sharing our successes on social media, our staff is united by a common mission of using food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. Join us.



Aside from the benefit of enjoying what we do, we Strive to offer a benefit program that is focused on helping you Be well- physically, financially and emotionally.



An HMO, DHMO or PPO plan is offered through Kaiser Permanente.


Metlife offers dental Preferred Provider Organization (DPPO)

VISION (Voluntary Plan)

Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Gym Membership (Wellness Credit)

In an effort to support out Mission by encouraging habits of wellness which includes making healthy choices, increasing awareness of factors and resources contributing to your well- being we are offering a wellness credit to DC Central Kitchen employees who join Washington Sports club.



1-2 years of employment =     10 days per year
2- 3 years of employment =    15 days per year
4 years of employment =        20 days per year
5+ years of employment =      25 days per year

8 sick days per year during entire employment



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Other Benefits

401 (K) Retirement Savings Plan:

After 6 months of employment, employees may participate in the DC Central Kitchen employer- sponsored Retirement Savings Program. DCCK matches 50% of the employee contribution up to 4% of the employee's salary annually. Employees are 100% vested when they begin contributing.

Flex Spending Accounts:

(Health and Dependent Care) Allows staff to put aside pre-tax dollars to pay for medical costs not covered under the above plan and also child care payments

Long and Short-term Disability:

After 6 months of employment, DC Central Kitchen also offers a 100% paid coverage to full/part-time eligible employees for both long- and short-term disability insurances.

Life Insurance:

After 6 months of employment, DC Central Kitchen also offers a 100% paid coverage life insurance policy of $25,000 for all full/part-time (eligible) employees.

Workplace Banking:

Employees are eligible to participate in this program through Bank of America, which offers various incentives and member benefits.


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Management Non-mgt

Community Development Coordinator (Washington, DC)

The Campus Kitchens Project, a program of DC Central Kitchen, seeks a Community Development Coordinator to join our team. The Campus Kitchens Project is a national nonprofit that empowers students to create innovative and sustainable solutions to hunger. On many university and high school campuses across the country, students transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers' markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving those in need. By taking the initiative to run a community kitchen, students develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, along with a commitment to serve their community, that they will carry with them into future careers. Each Campus Kitchen goes beyond meals by using food as a tool to promote poverty solutions, implement garden initiatives, participate in nutrition education, and convene food policy events. We operate under the umbrella of DC Central Kitchen, which is widely regarded as one of the top ten social enterprises in the world. Together we are driving innovation in support of sustainable food and hunger relief.

Cook I/II (Washington, DC)

DC Central Kitchen seeks a Cook I/ II to join our dynamic team and support our mission of "combating hunger and creating opportunity." The Cook II position will serve in a multi-purpose role responsible for working with the Production manager, Shift supervisors and culinary team in preparation and presentation of food delivered to our partner agencies. DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is a national leader in the future of hunger relief, empowering the next generation of leaders to implement innovative models for combatting hunger, developing food systems, and helping communities to help themselves.

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