Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sips & Suppers 2016 Event Dates Announced

From our friends at Sips & Suppers...

Save the Date: 8th Annual Sips & Suppers, January 23-24, 2016

Celebrated Chefs & Mixologists Team Up to Fight Hunger in the Nation’s Capital Benefitting DC Central Kitchen & Martha’s Table

Washington DC-based philanthropic partners DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table are thrilled to announce the official dates for the 8th annual Sips & Suppers event for 2016, with Sips taking place at the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC) on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 7:30 PM, and Suppers taking place on Sunday, January 24th at 6:00 PM in the homes of more than 35 generous hosts throughout the DC area. Sips & Suppers has quickly become one of DC’s biggest culinary weekends, bringing more than 60 of the country’s top chefs together to help combat hunger and poverty in the community.

Saturday, January 23, 2016
7:30 PM
Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Tickets: $95
After January 11: $125
VIP: $200

Sunday, January 24, 2016
6:00 PM
Tickets: $600

In 2009, culinary greats José Andrés, Joan Nathan, and Alice Waters launched Sips & Suppers as notable industry veterans looking to raise awareness of hunger and poverty in the local DC community. Now in its eighth year, the enduring concept of Sips & Suppers remains a gathering of the country’s culinary leaders and impassioned residents working together to address the challenges of these urgent issues in the nation’s capital. Sips & Suppers has truly set itself apart from other fundraising events in Washington, by coming together in an intimate setting in a home, around a table, to share ideas and to hear from the distinguished chefs who create each meal.

Sips & Suppers benefits DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table. Together, these organizations assist and empower our neighbors in need with the services and support necessary to build a better future, including providing healthy, balanced meals, culinary job training, and emergency assistance, as well as quality education and out-of-school time support.

Since its inception, Sips & Suppers has raised over $2 million for the two local nonprofits. The funding allows Martha’s Table to continue serving over 800,000 healthy meals to those in need every year and providing early childhood education to nearly 200 children at their facility every day. The celebrated weekend of Sips & Suppers also supports DC Central Kitchen’s efforts to prepare and deliver more than 2,500,000 healthy meals to 90 DC homeless shelters, schools, and partner charities annually, all while training 100 at-risk, unemployed adults each year for culinary careers with a 90% job placement rate.

Additional information regarding ticket sales will be announced in the coming weeks including VIP ticket details and other promotional offers leading up to the event in January.

A full list of our participating chefs, including several new faces from around the country and many committed and generous veterans, can be found at Information on ticket sales and volunteering for this year’s event can also be found on the website.

For the latest updates on Sips & Suppers, follow @SipsSuppers on Twitter or like Sips & Suppers on Facebook.

José Andrés, Joan Nathan and Alice Waters proudly present Sips & Suppers: two extraordinary evenings featuring the country’s finest chefs in support of DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table, organizations that serve the neediest individuals in the nation’s capital. On January 23rd, 2016, Sips will feature artisans, chefs and mixologists preparing their signature dishes and drinks. On January 24th, 2016, Suppers will feature celebrity chefs as they create dinners in homes throughout the city. For more information on the event, visit

For over 35 years, Martha's Table has worked to support stronger children, stronger families, and stronger community by increasing access to education, food, and opportunity in Washington, DC. Martha's Table's work is organized into three initiatives: Healthy Start, Healthy Eating, and Healthy Connections. Martha's Table runs 22 free, monthly pop-up grocery stores throughout the city, as well as McKenna's Wagon, a daily mobile food truck for the city's homeless and hungry.  In addition, the organization operates two Martha's Outfitters thrift stores, where in crisis families and individuals can shop for clothing and household items for free. Martha's Table also offers premier early-childhood and out-of-school time education programs to children 3 months to 13 years, whose parents would not otherwise have access to quality education for their children. For additional information on Martha’s Table please visit

For more than 25 years, DC Central Kitchen has pioneered a new model of using food as a tool to change lives. The organization provides nutritious meals to 80 nearby nonprofit partners, equips unemployed men and women to begin culinary careers, and engineers successful social enterprises that advance its mission and creates good jobs for those served by the program. Through job training, healthy food distribution, and local small business partnerships, DC Central Kitchen offers path-breaking solutions to poverty, hunger, and poor health. For additional information on DC Central Kitchen, please visit