Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge Returns October 13th

From our friends at the Embassy Chef Challenge...

The Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge is a gathering of embassy chefs from around the world, showcasing the unique flavors of their home countries in a friendly, delicious culinary competition. With 30+ embassies participating from across the globe, the 2022 challenge offers an international and immersive foodie experience only possible in Washington, DC.Attendees will travel the world with their taste buds, sampling bites and beverages from the participating countries. A panel of judges will select the winner of the Judges’ Choice Award, while attendees can cast a vote for their favorite dish awarded to the People’s Choice Award.

This year’s judging panel includes cookbook author and novelist Monica Bhide, Esther Ciammachilli, Host 'Morning Edition' on WAMU 88.5 FM; David Deshaies, Chef/Owner, Unconventional Diner and l'Ardente; Tom Sietsema, Food Critic, The Washington Post and Dr. Erinn Tucker-Oluwole, Director, Global Hospitality Leadership, Georgetown University SCS and Co-Founder, DMV Black Restaurant Week. The event will be emceed by Nycci Nellis, publisher of The ListAreYouOnIt.com.

The Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge not only encourages culinary diplomacy but also highlights the global achievements of the area’s awe-inspiring musicians, dancers and singers. This year’s entertainment will include performances of music, art and dance, by representatives from the Embassies of Azerbaijan, Barbados, Brazil, Indonesia, The Philippines and Serbia.

WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 7 PM

WHERE: Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Kogod Courtyard
8th and G Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20004

WHO: Participating nations include: The African Union, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Cote d'Ivoire, The Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Egypt, Georgia, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, The Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Uzbekistan and Uganda. (Participants subject to change prior to event).

The Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge is made possible with help from the following sponsors: Astound Business Solutions, Breakthru Beverage Group, Events DC, Heineken, Land Rover and LIFEWTR.

For more information about the event, please visit www.eventsdcembassychefchallenge.com.

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Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. The most recent addition is Gateway DC, an innovative and versatile space featuring a covered and open-air pavilion in the center of a 1-acre park, conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com and find us on social media – Facebook (Events DC), Twitter (@TheEventsDC and @TheEventsDC_SED for the Sports Entertainment and Special Events Division), and Instagram (@EventsDC).

About the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard:
The courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery is located in a National Historic Landmark Building in Washington, DC. One of the grandest interior event spaces in the city, it is equally beloved as an intimate place to have a cup of coffee or to meet a small group of friends.

The landscape design complements the texture and contemporary quality of the new glass canopy designed by Foster + Partners, while reflecting the material, character, and classical spirit of the historic buildings. A dynamic composition of marble planters appears to float alongside a scrim of water, which is allowed to traverse the entire length of the courtyard.