Good cooking begins with good skills, mastering the basics, and a passion for hospitality. Behind every great chef, there is always an inspirational person who inspired a love of food. Kathleen Wellington is just such a person and was excited when asked to deliver the graduation keynote speech to the graduating Culinary class of DC Central Kitchen students. Kathleen, an accomplished chef, is currently in charge of Culinary Development for our Courtyard, Residence Inn brands. Held at the Marriott Metro Center Hotel, the 73rd graduating class of 15 students learned first hand the importance of keeping an eye on quality and maintaining a committment to success.
In addition to the community outreach, DC Central Kitchen operates as a culinary training ground, preparing future chefs and hospitality minded individuals for the real world of kitchens. The twelve week curriculumn teaches students knife skills, stocks and sauces, meat and fish cookery, and kitchen organization. In addition, students participate in special events. Graduates of this program are found throughout many Washington DC hotels and restaurants, proof positive that with the right training and community support we can all make a huge difference in our community.
The DC Central Kitchen in Washington DC provides a much needed community program designed to feed those less fortunate, through food recycling and meal distribution. Using food donations as a primary source of product, food is prepared and delivered to community charities and individuals in need. During the Inaugural Week alone, DC Central Kitchen redistributed over five tons of surplus food!
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