Student Cook (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – June 21, 2017
great place to learn, work and grow. you will also learn about yourself , food safety and allergens, professional development and financial literacy. At this place 5000 healthy meals are cooked and served to the communities every day.
hope is restored
you will put yourself out if you don't behave, nobody will put you out
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – June 16, 2017
Knowing that what I did helped people trying to get back on their feet AND provide food to the least of us made it all worthwhile. While my position was phased out, the work they do is exceptional and I would gladly work with them again.
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – February 28, 2017
Most days we receive a prep list to follow depending on what is on the menu. The environment depending on your location is usually fun. Some place allow music while others don't. Most people are team players and willing to lend a hand when necessary. The workplace culture is definitely about serving others especially the less fortunate. The hardest part about the job can be at times the mass production of items like butternut squash or dealing with people who can be annoying at times but at the end of the day we all pull together and put aside our differences. Management is not the greatest when it comes to conflict resolution. They will say things to try to resolve the issue but in the end youre left thinking what was said by them was illogical for a solution. They are always willing to work with you if you have personal goals in your life such as school or another job.
Rewards, Awards, nice pay, good schedule (Mon thru Fri), willing to work with your personal scheduling needs
Management doesn't solve problems well, poor communication of upper managers
Healthy Corners Program/Truck Farm Intern (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – August 12, 2016
DC Central kitchen has an amazing mission. Every day the kitchen team meets and states the mission. What is so empowering is much of the kitchen team went through DCCK's own culinary job training program and are living proof the DCCK's mission in action.
Cook assistant (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 8, 2015
Prepared all food materials for the head chef, washed dishes for the employees to serve the meals. I also provided wonderful customer service to those who attended the restaurant. I learned a lot of ways to provide assistance for my employees to build a strong team.
Student Cook (Former Employee) – DC – June 8, 2015
DCCK is a well thought out organization that stresses the importance of work & life balance with their various programs & resources. I graduated from the Culinary Job Training program where I did learn a variety of cooking styles & techniques. Also, the class & staff are usually close and tight knit. The hardest part was managing multiple tasks with little to no assistance on one major contract that I was contracted to coordinate.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – January 25, 2015
everyday here was a story to tell, working here I feed the homeless it felt so good to be able to experience something like this. management was so understanding and always there to talk. I enjoyed everything about this job.me and the other volunteers got along and made it our business to serve delicious healthy meals for the less fortunate.
Senior Support Engineer (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – April 15, 2014
DC Central Kitchen is America's leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise.
CULINARY ARTS INSTRUCTOR AND SERVSAFE PROCTOR (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – March 18, 2014
I love teaching Culinary Arts, and ServSafe. Creating Menus, supplying deliciously safe and sanitary food. My co-workers adore me, because I am a hard working, and I'm always willing to go the extra mile for my team. The most enjoyable part of my day is the students I teach. Their willingness to want change, and the passion to make it happen.
awesome atmosphere, family dynamic, and results oriented.
Student Cook (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – September 17, 2013
DCCK, is a community program for under-employed individuals who seek a new lease on life. they work with any and all types of people and help out the less fortunate to the fortunate who just want another title under their belt.
My time at DCCK, was and still is well spent. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. the staff and team are top notch. Always willing to help o you when you need it and when you don't think you need it. I would recommend this place to any and everyone who wants to learn something that will grow with them.
driver (Former Employee) – washington, dc – March 21, 2013
The Supervisor was nasty, treated workers different, you needed to be in the click to get his approval. He spoke nasty to you and let his buddies get away with not holding their weight he covered for them. Allowed some workers and his self to ride other people in the vechicles that were not employees. He needs to be watched and the employees.