DC Central Kitchen Employee Reviews

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Fun place to volunteer
Volunteer cook assistant (Former Employee), Washington DCJuly 29, 2015
Pros: excellent to get back to our community
Cons: none
Get the menu for the day and work within the team in a task assigned by the chef on duty.Complete assigned task and clean up.
Enjoy a lunch in DC.
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Excellent Program & Organization
Student Cook (Former Employee), DCJune 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.
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The CEO was always hands in the day to day operations.
Clinical Specialist (Former Employee), Washington, DCApril 26, 2015
Pros: Able to work in the field on a daily basis.
Cons: Wish the Board would be take a more active role in the organization.
Having the Culinary Job Training Program, was a great idea for the organization. It was a way for people, who had been incarcerated, to get back into the main stream.
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helping the needy
Volunteer (Former Employee), Washington, DCJanuary 25, 2015
Pros: free lunch and long breakks
Cons: cleaniness
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.
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Passonite about life, training, and cooking.
CULINARY ARTS INSTRUCTOR AND SERVSAFE PROCTOR (Current Employee), Washington, DCMarch 18, 2014
Pros: lunch, benifits, love of the job
Cons: not enough money
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.
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Deal with various personality types
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Current Employee), Washington, DCFebruary 9, 2014
It's a very good environment to work in. Very high paced and service oriented.
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It teaches you how handed yourself in the kitchen.
DC Summer Youth Employment Program (Former Employee), Washington, DCOctober 1, 2013
Pros: free lunches, long breaks
Cons: its too hot, its too crowded
. The hardest part of the day is the lunch hours in kitchen fixing the meals for the homeless people in shelters and other places.

. The enjoyable part is getting free lunches that is given by the chelfs.

. The people in kitchen are great to talk and funny and hardworking people.
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awesome atmosphere, family dynamic, and results oriented.
Student Cook (Current Employee), Washington, DCSeptember 17, 2013
Pros: free lunch, financial compensation, familial bonding, safe enviorment.
Cons: n/a
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.
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driver (Former Employee), washington, dcMarch 21, 2013
Pros: not hard work
Cons: bad management
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.
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Best Job ever
Prep Cook (Former Employee), Washington, DCJanuary 22, 2013
typical day...fun and games while getting lots of work done
I learned to cook for large numbers of people
management was okay cool at times
co-workers were the best
nothing about this job was hard i loved it
most enjoyable part was working with volenters
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Productive
Food Server (Volunteer) (Former Employee), Washington, DCJanuary 2, 2013
Pros: free lunch
Cons: long hours on your feet
Overseeing Customers
Responsibility
Great Management
Friendly
Long hours on your Making customers feel welcome
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wasnt much
Volunteer (Former Employee), Washington, DCOctober 24, 2012
i can say that working at dc central kitchen you have to always be on your p's and q's because if your going to always miss something that you didn't double check.
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productive
Volunteer (Former Employee), se,dcAugust 21, 2012
voulenteering at the dc central kitchen was a wonderful experience. helping people that had little to nothing and seeing them smile mad me happy.