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Indique / Indique Heights Restaurants at DC Central Kitchen

I was honored to be invited for the third year in a row to teach the 76th culinary job training class at the DC Central Kitchen. I was joined by Executive Chef Steve Mannino of Rustico restaurant and Graham Barlett, Executive Chef of Zengo Restaurant.

After the class we joined the students for lunch and spoke about our experiences in the industry and took questins from the students and faculty.

I have a lot of respect for the folks who run this lovely establishment from  Robert Eggar, President,  Mike Curtain, C.E.O, Ann Nix, Event Managar, Marianne Ali, Director of culinary Job training, Jerald Thomas, Kitchen director and all the folks who work so hard and put their heart and soul together to run such a fine establishment.

It is amazing that they produce 4000 meals a day,seven days a week  for local shelters, halfway houses, drug programs, senior programs and children's programs in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.This is the 20th year for DCCK and for all these  years they have have been combating hunger and creating opportunity by: 

  • Recovering un-served food from restaurants, hotels and foodservice businesses
  • Training unemployed men and women for careers in the food service industry
  • Providing free, nutritious meals to shelters and other social service agencies
  • Coordinating outreach services to help men and women living on the street find a way inside
  • Opening "Campus Kitchens" at universities and high schools across America
  • Offering change through empowerment

Source : DCCK 


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