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WE'RE THE FIRST: La Cocina VA offers the only Bilingual Culinary Training program for low-income individuals in the Washington DC Metro Area

We're using the power of FOOD to create SOCIOECONOMIC CHANGE in low-income communities

We're fighting UNEMPLOYMENT and promoting HEALTHY LIVING

We're EMPOWERING our clients to succeed

“La Cocina VA was a chance to start again. I hand’t worked in 10 years…I never liked to cook, but once I joined the class, I fell in love. I’ve been working in food service for over 1 year now. I feel great, I’ve lost weight, and I’m even looking into taking college classes!”

“La Cocina VA has helped me obtain a good job and have a better culinary career. Thanks to the education and support I have received from them, I have become more professional in my work. Thank you, La Cocina!”

“I moved to this country nine years ago with my family. I have been blessed by La Cocina VA, they have provided me and all my classmates with all we needed. Personally, I am getting ready to open a banquets and event business. I am very grateful to God and to La Cocina VA for the opportunity as a Hispanic immigrant to make my dream come true and to start a business.”

United Way NCA Designation Code: 9220

CFC Designation Code: 88959


By making a tax-deductible donation to La Cocina VA, you can:

  • Create job opportunities for unemployed members of our community
  • Facilitate access to healthier meals for our neighbors in need