Diplomats at DC Central Kitchen

The CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Wendy Spencer, speaks to the diplomatic kitchen volunteers at DC Central Kitchen. Front row: Ambassador of Ukraine Olexander Motsyk, Ambassador of Egypt Mohamed Tawfik and his wife, Amani Tawfik, and Ambassador of Bangladesh Akramul Qader. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The State Department’s assistant chief of protocol for diplomatic partnerships, Nick Schmidt, hands aprons to Ambassadors Motsyk and Tawfik.

Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Wendy Spencer receives her hairnet at the DC Central Kitchen. All kitchen volunteers are required to wear hairnets and hygienic gloves. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Ready to start cooking: Swiss Ambassador Manuel Sager. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Ambassador of Egypt Mohamed Tawfik and his wife, Amani Tawfik. Part of their orientation taught them how to use those sharp kitchen knives. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Mónica Pellegrini, wife of the Ambassador of Chile, scoops up some gravy. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

At the sink, DCCK’s Dan Hall walks the diplomats through the hand-washing process. The rule is to scrub for as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday.” Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Diplomats pay attention to the particulars of slicing winter squash. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

A DC Central Kitchen staffer sets up the Ambassador of Ukraine Olexander Motsyk and his wife, Natalia Terletska, with some winter squash. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

A sign on the wall in the DC Central Kitchen Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Dan Holt and First Secretary Economic Affairs of the Embassy of Georgia Levan Beridze. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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