Thursday, September 10, 2015

“Chefs Take a Stand” Returns to Washington, DC

From our friends at the National Network to End Domestic Violence...

Top DC-Metro Chefs and Mixologists Unite to End Domestic Violence

Presented by Google and Facebook, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is partnering with top DC, Maryland, and Virginia chefs and mixologists to bring Chefs Take a Stand to our nation’s capital this fall. This one-of-a-kind event combines three ingredients Washingtonians simply cannot pass up: top-notch food & creative cocktails, the opportunity to see & be seen, and an important social cause - ending domestic violence.

Chefs Take a Stand will be held on October 1, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Carnegie Library in Washington, DC (801 K Street, NW), and will celebrate NNEDV’s 25th anniversary and kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is commemorated each October.

Chefs Take a Stand will feature multiple chef stations - staffed by DC's finest chefs and mixologists - where guests will be sampling a featured taste or sip for the evening. Confirmed talent includes:

• Mikala Brennan, Hula Girl - Bar & Grill

• Jennifer Costa, Centrolina

• Jamie Imhof, Cinch Tonic

• Ris Lacoste, Ris

• Jamie Leeds, Hank's Oyster Bar

• Dane Nakamura, Range

• Nohemy Palma, Alba Osteria

• Larry Queen, BRABO

• Rachel Sergi, Lincoln

• Susan Soorenko, Moorenko's

• Laurie Alleman Weber, The Swiss Bakery

More names to come...

Sponsorship opportunities for businesses are still available. Sponsor packages include everything from an Epicurean Experience to a Midnight Snack (learn more at

Proceeds of the event and the auction will benefit NNEDV’s work to support direct services providing legal information to victims through, as well as advancing and strengthening effective laws and policies against domestic violence. Tickets for the event are $195 for the full evening, which includes a VIP pre-event party from 6 to 7 PM, or $125 for the main event, beginning at 7 PM and running until 9:30 PM. Tickets for the event are available online at

About the NNEDV:
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the leading national voice for domestic violence victims and  their allies. NNEDV’s membership includes all 56 state and territorial coalitions against domestic violence, including over 2,000 local programs. NNEDV has been advancing the movement against domestic violence for 25 years, having led efforts among domestic violence advocates and survivors in urging Congress to pass the landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994. To learn more about NNEDV, please visit