Friday, September 13, 2013

10th Annual Capital Food Fight

From our friends at Capital Food Fight...

José Andrés and Carla Hall Host 10th Anniversary of DC’s Premier Chef Battle

On November 11th, 2013, join the iconic José Andrés (ThinkFoodGroup) and Carla Hall (ABC's The Chew) for the 10th Anniversary of DC Central Kitchen's premier fundraising event, the Capital Food Fight. This year, four top local chefs compete in a live on-stage battle to be judged by a panel of celebrities from the culinary world, including James Beard Award-winners Tom Colicchio (Bravo’s Top Chef), Rick Bayless (PBS’ Mexico: One Plate at a Time), Todd English (PBS' Food Trip with Todd English), and Art Smith (Cookbook author and owner of Art & Soul restaurant.) All proceeds benefit DC Central Kitchen.

The battling chefs will prepare dishes using a secret ingredient. Facing off this year are Erik Bruner-Yang (Toki Underground/Maketto), Bertrand Chemel (2941 Restaurant), Spike Gjerde (Woodberry Kitchen/Artifact Coffee), and Anthony Lombardo (1789 Restaurant.)

In addition to the live battle, attendees can sample the tastes of 75 top local restaurants, including Barmini, Béarnaise, Blue Duck Tavern, Del Campo, Equinox, Good Stuff Eatery, Jaleo, Kaz Sushi Bistro, Le Diplomate, Oyamel, Ris, The Source, Toki Underground, Vermilion and many more!

What: Capital Food Fight, DC Central Kitchen's Premier Fundraising Event

When: Monday, November 11th, 2013 6:00 PM

Where: Ronald Reagan Building (1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC)

Tickets: $250 available online at

This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the fundraising event, which has raised over $2,000,000 for DC Central Kitchen. Last year’s sold-out event brought nearly 1,200 attendees. Tickets are on sale now. For the latest news on Capital Food Fight, follow on Twitter @DCCKFoodFight or at

About DC Central Kitchen:
For more than 20 years, DC Central Kitchen has pioneered a new model of using food as a tool to change lives. We provide nutritious meals to our neighbors in need, equip unemployed men and women to begin culinary careers, and engineer successful social enterprises that advance our mission while creating good jobs for the people we serve. Through job training, healthy food distribution, and local small business partnerships, DC Central Kitchen offers path-breaking solutions to poverty, hunger and poor health.