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A Year of Smart Solutions to Hunger and Poverty

April 18th, 2014

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Thanks to all our supporters for making 2013 a huge success as we focused
on finding smart solutions to hunger and poverty. We are excited to share
our first Annual Report, highlighting WCK intiatives that improve life in
developing countries through the power of food.

We would not be able to provide these life changing programs without the
continued support of our generous donors. Stay tuned for the launch of our
Chef Network, clean cookstove initiatives, culinary training programs and
more ways we are using the power of food to empower communities and
strengthen economies.

Dine-N-Dash 2014 is Coming this June!

March 31st, 2014

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This June 10th, spend the evening strolling through downtown D.C enjoying specialty dishes and craft cocktails at the 2014 World Central Kitchen Dine-N-Dash event!

Take a culinary tour of Penn Quarter and experience some of D.C’s hottest restaurants, including: Cuba Libre, Del Campo, Jaleo, Menu/MBK, Oyamel, Partisan, Poste Brasserie, Proof, SEI, Zaytinya, and more. This year, we are giving your ears something tasty too; we have selected eight musical guests to perform throughout the night.

If you want to join the after party with José Andrés and visit all the restaurants with pedicab support, make sure to snatch a limited VIP ticket. All proceeds will support World Central Kitchen’s programs that provide smart solutions to hunger and poverty. Tickets are on sale now at livingsocial.com.

Haitian Community Garden Ready for Harvest

March 22nd, 2014

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José Andrés, the World Central Kitchen team, our partners CESAL, and the Haitian community of Palmiste Tampe were excited for the first harvest of our community garden.

The Palmiste Tampe smart school kitchen has already increased school enrollment by 136%, and now phase 2 of the program is up and running- a sustainable garden and chicken farm.

Today we harvested spinach, cabbage and Swiss chard from the community garden and cooked for 165 school children.

This mountain village in Haiti struggles to eat, but with this community garden and chicken farm they are growing their own food and will sell eggs for further revenue. Another Smart Solution to Hunger and Poverty!

Celebrity Chef Golf Tournament Supports World Central Kitchen

February 25th, 2014

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From left to right: Ming Tsai, Floyd Cardoz, Andrew Zimmern, Willy Pumarol, Jose Andres, Valeria Ochoa, Ivan Rodriguez, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Spike Mendelsohn, Dale False and Jeremy Sewall.

Last Saturday at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival in Miami, our founder, José Andrés, hosted a golf tournament at Turnberry Isle Miami, one of the best golf courses in the nation. Professional athletes and celebrity chefs joined together to golf in support of World Central Kitchen.

We are thankful for the community of nearly 100 individuals who generously supported our mission to provide smart solutions to hunger and poverty around the world. We would also like to thank our title sponsor, Personal Luxury Resorts and Hotels, and our corporate sponsors: Belvedere Vodka, Coravin, FIJI Water, Montage Resorts and Hotels, Nat Sherman Cigars, Patron and Turberry Isle Miami for their generosity. To see more pictures of the event, click here.

We Asked, You Answered

February 6th, 2014

Last month on Twitter, we asked you what your favorite kitchen memory was. Our inbox flowed with great memories of our followers that shaped a part of their culinary journey. Here are some of our favorite:

World Central Kitchen’s New Year’s Resolutions: 2014

January 10th, 2014

2013 was a big year for World Central Kitchen. In 2014 WCK resolves to…

Help Communities Feed Themselves
Our Smart School Kitchen will begin Phase 2, a chicken farm and a community garden, that will help the community grow and sell food while helping to make the school sustainable.

Create a Skilled Workforce
At the World Central Kitchen Culinary School at Elie du Bois, young girls will be trained as skilled chefs and entrepreneurs – empowering the girls and strengthening the food service workforce in Haiti.

Do Good Business
As our orphanage bakery Boulanjri Beni continues to grow, we will help create more revenue streams by re-creating their roadside Fish Restaurant – Pwason Beni – and marketing a variety of products with a solid business plan.

Stay tuned for SMART SOLUTIONS to hunger and poverty in other parts of the world in 2014!

A Year of Smart Solutions

December 29th, 2013

2013 was a year of SMART SOLUTIONS from World Central Kitchen. Here’s a recap of the life changing projects we’ve launched this year to FEED HOPE and CHANGE LIVES.

  • Constructed a Smart School Kitchen in the mountains of Haiti that feeds 200 children, enabling them to stay in school and training community members on clean cookstoves.
  • Invested in a Sustainable Bakery at the Zamni Beni orphanage in Port au Prince, Haiti, training bakers to produce baked goods for sale while providing jobs and revenue for the orphanage.
  • Launched the World Central Kitchen Culinary School at Elie du Bois, empowering young Haitian women with culinary skills to help them improve their incomes while strengthening the food service industry of the country.
  • Empowered a Cooperative of 21 Women in the Dominican Republic to produce delicious honey to sell in their community, providing sustainable revenue and empowering these women to become economically independent.

Thanks for helping us make all of this possible!

Please make a contribution to our future success by making a year-end gift to support more SMART SOLUTIONS in 2014, using the power of food to change lives throughout the world.

From all of us at World Central Kitchen,

Happy New Year!

The Gift That Keeps Giving

December 21st, 2013

During this Holiday Season, as we buy gifts for loved ones, let us reflect on the many children around the world that have no food, no education, and most harmful of all, no future!

This cycle of poverty can be broken. World Central Kitchen is dedicated to changing the lives of young girls in Port-au-Prince, Haiti through education, empowerment, and jobs.

Make a contribution this Holiday season to support the World Central Kitchen Culinary School at Elie du Bois in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Not only will we train these young girls for jobs in the hospitality industry, but we will help them feel secure in their careers and confident about their future.

This Holiday Season – Give the Gift that keeps on giving – A FUTURE!

José’s Visit to Boulanjri Beni

December 19th, 2013

This week, Chef José Andrés visited our first project, Boulanjri Beni (Blessed Bakery), at the Zanmi Beni orphanage in Port-au-Prince – and taught their team a few versions of a tilapia fish sandwich.

The orphanage, which has its own tilapia farm, will sell the sandwhich, grilled fish meals, and breads from Boulanjri Beni at their roadside restaurant.

This holiday season, please make a contribution to support these smart solutions and help empower our baking team while bringing in revenue for the orphans.

Changing the Future of Cooking

December 12th, 2013

Changing the future of cooking
More than 4 million people die every year from complications due to “open fire”, “solid fuel” cooking.

As Culinary Ambassador of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, José Andrés is leading World Central Kitchen on a mission to improve cooking conditions and food safety in a number of developing countries.

Make a contribution today and help us save lives as we embark on a “Clean Cooking” training program that will have a profound effect on those cooking in home kitchens, school kitchens, street vending and even industrial kitchens.

Help us save lives and change the future of cooking in the developing world. Smart Solutions!