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About DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight

Now in its 19th year, DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight will once again return to one of our city’s most beloved concert venues, The Anthem, for a safe, in-person culinary event. Join us for an evening of fighting hunger differently-where we will reflect on our impact over the past year, lay the foundation for all the work yet to be done, and celebrate the talent and resiliency of our restaurant community. Long known as one of the region’s best culinary events, Capital Food Fight provides partners a unique and unmatched opportunity to promote brands, entertain clients, and be publicly recognized for investments in our shared community.

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“The appeal of Capital Food Fight to me is not only highlighting how DC Central Kitchen benefits the city, it’s also about getting to know these other talented chefs who are so inspiring,” said Lambert, adding, “I was so proud to share the win with my son onstage.”

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Our city’s people and restaurants have been through so much, and this year’s event will celebrate what we have accomplished and overcome together while looking toward a brighter future,” said DC Central Kitchen CEO Mike Curtin in a statement.


DC’s Capital Food Fight, a deliciously decadent night of competition for a cause, returned last week with an evening of eats at The Anthem. Chef Benjamin Lambert of The Point DC walked away from a 3-round culinary bout with the champion boxing gloves, but the night had other winners, including DC Central Kitchen, which raised $750,000 for its work breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty in the city…”

ABOUT DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK} is an iconic nonprofit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. The organization provides hands-on culinary job training for individuals facing high barriers to employment while creating living wage jobs and bringing nutritious, dignified food where it is most needed. DCCK’s social ventures include serving scratch­cooked farm-to-school meals in DC schools, delivering fresh, affordable produce to corner stores in neighborhoods without supermarkets, and operating a fast-casual cafe. DCCK has been featured in national media including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, National Geographic, PBS NewsHour, and more. To learn more, visit dccentralkitchen.org or follow@dccentralkitchen on lnstagram.

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact Melissa Gold, DC Central Kitchen’s Director of Communications and Marketing.