Wednesday, December 16, 2015

13th Annual Blue Jeans Ball Set for March 13, 2016

From our friends at the Capital Area Food Bank...

March 13: Chefs Put Healthy Ingredients to the Test with Gala Crowd

Capital Area Food Bank’s 13th annual Blue Jeans Ball to raise funds for access to good food across Washington area

The 13th annual Blue Jeans Ball, featuring tastings from outstanding area chefs, live music, live and silent auctions. Chefs Ruth Gresser, Sherry Yard and Jeff Buben will lead tastings by 40 of the area’s hottest restaurants and denim-clad guests to raise funds for the Washington metro area’s largest hunger relief organization, which helps 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food.

Attendees will taste dishes created in the spirit of wellness, just as the CAFB is committed to offering a menu of wellness to the neighbors it serves. New this year, chefs will be encouraged to showcase nutritious ingredients that the CAFB provides to the VA, DC and MD community: fruit and vegetables, beans, whole grains, protein rich meat, fish, nuts and dairy.

• Restaurant co-chairs: Chefs Ruth Gresser of Pizzeria Paradiso, Sherry Yard of City Perch Kitchen + Bar, and Jeff Buben of Vidalia/Bistro Bis/Woodward Table.
• Scott Thuman, ABC7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8
• Live entertainment by DJ John Jazz and Miss H.E.R.
• Nancy Roman, CAFB President & CEO
• CAFB Board of Directors

Sunday, March 13, 2016
5 PM: VIP reception
6 PM: Tastings, cocktails and silent auction
8 PM: Program & live auction.

Marriott Marquis Hotel
901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

$200 General Admission; $500 VIP Admission
• Sponsorships are available to individuals or organizations at various levels
• Ticket and sponsorship details available at

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. By partnering with nearly 450 community organizations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12 percent of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. Visit:, or find the CAFB on Facebook at, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.