70 restaurants. 4 battles. 4 local chefs, and a handful of celebrities (for good measure). 1,500 guests. $600,000 raised. 1 epic night of smack talking, finger licking, and knocking hunger out!
Thanks to our sponsors, restaurants, donors, volunteers, chefs, judges, and attendees for being a part of the ninth annual Capital Food Fight, DC Central Kitchen’s most successful fundraising event to date! All the Capital Food Fight guests can proudly say that they did much, much more last night than sample mind-blowing dishes from D.C.’s finest restaurants and watch Chef Jeffrey Buben of Vidalia/Bistro Bis chop and sauté his way to victory.
The record-breaking attendance raised necessary funds for all of our programs and brought awareness to the staggering rates of homelessness and hunger in our very own city.
This amazing night also brought with it some bittersweet news: Our founder, Robert Egger, announced that he’s leaving DC Central Kitchen to start L.A. Kitchen, a new organization that will focus on combating senior hunger by providing healthy meals packed with fresh produce that otherwise would have gone to waste. Robert will be terribly missed, but we are all stoked to see what he can do out in Los Angeles. Stay tuned for the full story.