Sunday, May 7, 2017

Union Market to Host "Flavors of the Americas" Sunday Supper with James Beard Foundation

This year’s Sunday Supper at Union Market will attract an all-star chef line up to celebrate “Flavors of the Americas” 

From our friends at Union Market...

Sunday Supper at Union Market to Celebrate Flavors of the Americas on June 4 with an All-Star Chef Lineup 

Celebrated Chefs join the James Beard Foundation and EDENS for a Latin-inspired Sunday Supper to benefit the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

On Sunday, June 4th, DC's acclaimed Union Market welcomes a star-studded lineup of renowned chefs from Washington to San Francisco for the annual Sunday Supper. To celebrate Flavors of the Americas, this year’s Supper focuses on Latin influences and local ingredients. Sunday Supper supports the development of the next generation of women business leaders and is an important benefit for the James Beard Foundation’s new Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.

Sunday Supper will feature some of the nation’s best chefs, including James Beard Foundation Award-winning chefs Traci Des Jardins (Jardinière, Mijita, The Commissary, Public House, San Francisco), Jose Garces (Amada, Distrito, Village Whiskey, Tinto, Buena Onda, Volver, Rural Society, Philadelphia, NY, DC, NJ) and Douglas Rodriguez (Amada de Cuba, Philadelphia, Miami). Two of this year’s JBF Awards nominees also join the line-up: Kelly Fields (Willa Jean, New Orleans) for Outstanding Pastry Chef and Amy Brandwein (Centrolina, DC) for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. Rising stars Alex Raij and Eder Montero (El Quinto Pino, Txikito, La Vara, Tekoá, NY) and Carolina Santos-Neves (Comódo, Comparti Catering, NY) will also add their unique touch to the evening’s offerings.

An amazing showcase of DC’s culinary and cocktail talent will include Victor Albisu (Del Campo), Camila Arango and Tom Wellings (Bluebird Bakery, Pluma), Anna Bran-Leis (Taqueria Del Barrio, DC Empanada), Giana Cavaliere (Volt), Gina Chersevani (Buffalo & Bergen), Violeta Edelman & Robb Duncan (Dolcezza), Gabriela Febres (Arepa Zone), Mario Monte, Daniella Senior and Juan Coronado (Colada Shop), Omar Rodriguez (Oyamel) and the team from Latin wine shop Grand Cata.

Sunday Supper at Union Market, a collaboration of the James Beard Foundation and EDENS, one of the nation’s leading retail real estate companies, honors the tradition of gathering around the table to celebrate the people and passion behind great food. Sunday Supper also supports the James Beard Foundation’s Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) program. The program, initiated by EDENS’ CEO Jodie W. McLean, is designed to identify, cultivate and advance the next generation of women business leaders. As part of the James Beard Foundation’s efforts to target gender imbalance in the restaurant industry, the program seeks to address the low percentage of women in executive and ownership positions in the food industry. This unique fellowship program is presented by Babson College, the nation’s leading school for entrepreneurship, and will allow women owners to gain the tools, techniques, and financial training needed to open and operate thriving, scalable businesses. The program will take place in September and is currently taking applications here.

Tickets for Sunday Supper are $250 per person ($200 for James Beard Foundation members). To purchase tickets and learn more, visit

Follow Sunday Supper on Twitter at @SundaySupperDC and #SundaySupperDC.

Sunday Supper is made possible through the support of generous sponsors including the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, Eastdil Secured, Gables Residential, HFF, J.P. Morgan, LF Jennings, MV+A Architects, Potomac Construction Services, TEEL Construction, and more.

The Union Market District, located a short walk from the NoMa/Gallaudet metro, is a 45-acre district that is planned for over 8 MSF of development. EDENS has a clear vision to redevelop the district into one of DC’s most vibrant, diverse and thriving neighborhoods - a living laboratory for a sustainable urban community and place for creative minds and businesses to connect, thrive and make DC their own. Since opening in September 2012, The Market at Union Market, the acclaimed food market with over 40 local artisans, now averages 15,000 visitors per weekend and has hosted over 400 events. For more information about Union Market, please visit

EDENS develops, owns and operates community shopping centers in primary markets across the country. The company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of more than 120 retail centers. EDENS has regional headquarters in Boston, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Columbia, SC. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit

Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurtures, and honors chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, the late James Beard was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful, and delicious food. Today JBF continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit