DCCK serves 19 DC area schools, providing locally sourced ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With a mission focused on culinary efforts and giving back, DCCK has a uniquely designed space featuring both state-of-the-art kitchens and collaboration spaces to support planning for community impact. Two kitchens can be found with experienced workers prepping meals and training volunteers. The second floor is comprised of workstations and conference rooms, allowing for increased participation among staff, volunteers, and students.
The Klein Center features a blend of function and design that caters to the organization’s needs and equips the staff to be successful. There is a fast-casual cafe run by graduates of the DCCK culinary program that includes speakers and digital menu boards managed by a Crestron system to ensure all items are clearly seen for purchase and all orders are heard. Two video walls occupy space in The Klein Center: the first is front and center as guests walk in to showcase donors, and the other is in The Hub, which is utilized for large community engagement events and staff meals. The building also features a media studio with the ability to broadcast and stream to any audience using a Crestron backbone for support. This room requires specific scenes to be set, empowering users who are unfamiliar with the technology to be prepared and control the room with the touch of a button.
Crestron AirMedia® conferencing technology is attached to each TV onsite. There are eight rooms, including two boardrooms, volunteer rooms, and a training room where any user can walk in, plug in their laptop using HDMI® connectivity, and collaborate seamlessly with a group. DCCK uses this for live editing, where everyone can have input and see what is happening on the screen.