The Business of Food: A workshop with Mike Curtin of DC Central Kitchen

The Larder Cook School is delighted to host this social enterprise masterclass with Mike Curtin from DC Kitchen.

Tuesday 11th September 

09:30am – 3:30pm

Tickets for the event are available to purchase here:

Mike leads the internationally renowned DC Central Kitchen in Washington DC, frequently regarded as one of the best social enterprises in the world. The business does great work with disadvantaged people, it has an extremely impressive revenue model and as a food business their operations are tried and tested over decades. Mike is a keynote speaker at Social Enterprise World Forum and is visiting The Larder to share his experiences with Scottish social enterprises in the food industry.

The Larder is a growing and inspirational social enterprise using food to change lives. They have recently experienced a 71% growth in turnover, increased their surplus, generated 67% of their income from trading and anticipate further growth of 50% in the coming year. They operate a training academy for the hospitality sector, cook school and several café outlets.

Come along and learn from these two very exciting social enterprises who are changing lives in two different continents and in challenging global policy contexts.


10.00am Arrival and Introductions

10.15am The DCCK story – from hunger strike to catering for The White House

11.15am Q & A moderated by Angela Moohan

12.15pm Lunch by the Larder (including introduction to the business and mission)

1.15pm Discussion on themes and topics of interest using the expertise in the room (and Mike). This will be led by whatever priorities people wish to raise – focus on generating sales, recruiting talent, marketing and promotion, systems and operations, social impact measurement, supporting employees – whatever the group decides.

3.15pm Wrap-up

3.30pm Finish

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