Mike Curtin Jr.

DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is a non-profit developer of innovative social ventures that break the cycle of hunger and poverty. Under Mike’s leadership, DCCK has grown from $3 million to $17 million in annual revenue with nearly 60% earned through mission-driven social enterprise activities. 48% of its staff have completed its own nationally-recognised Culinary Job Training programme for individuals with high barriers to employment. DCCK’s staff provide locally-sourced meals to public schools, distribute wholesale fresh produce to stores, and operate a retail café and catering operation in one of DC’s most underserved communities. Prior to joining DCCK in 2004, Mike had more than 20 years’ experience in hospitality including owning and operating his own restaurant.



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SEWF 2019


Explore our plenaries, mini-plenaries, sessions and workshops at SEWF 2019 from 23 – 25 October.

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See a list of speakers from around the world to present, debate and share ideas at SEWF 2019

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SEWF 2019

Week overview

We have exciting events throughout the SEWF week, read more about our interesting side events

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