Presented By

Celebrity Hosts & Judges

Anthony Bourdain

CNN’s “Parts Unknown”

Event Co-Host

Carla Hall

ABC’s “The Chew”

Event Co-Host

Daniel Boulud

Chef, Author, Restaurateur


Ted Allen

Food Network’s “Chopped”


David Guas

Travel Channel’s “American Grilled”


Christina Tosi

Momofuku Milk Bar


Founded By

José Andrés

Chef/Owner, ThinkFoodGroup
Chair Emeritus, DC Central Kitchen Board of Directors

Featured Participating Restaurants

Battling Chefs

Frederik De Pue


Tim Ma

Maple Ave Restaurant and Water & Wall

Marjorie Meek-Bradley

Ripple and Roofers Union

Javier Romero

Taberna del Alabardero

High Stakes Cakes Hosts & Judges

Duff Goldman

Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes”


Scott Thuman

WJLA/ABC 7 and News Channel 8


Padua Player

Suga Chef


Heather Roth

L’Academie de Cuisine


Laurie Weber

The Swiss Bakery


High Stakes Cakes Battling Pastry Chefs

Caitlin Dysart


Melissa Payne

Couture Cake Creations

Erin Reed


Linda Rothgeb

Cakes by Linda

Get Special Access

VIP Reception

5:00-6:00 p.m.

All sponsors with VIP tickets get in an hour early for a special reception from 5-6pm with craft cocktails and artisanal samplings. VIP guests also have early access to all tasting restaurants before doors open to the public.


6:30-9:00 p.m.

From 6:30pm through the end of the event, guests purchasing table sponsorships will have access to a dynamic speakeasy, with exclusive culinary offerings, bar service and flat-screens showing the live battle.

Chairman’s Overlook

6:30-9:00 p.m.

Chairman’s Elite Passholders have exclusive access to the gorgeous second floor balcony with the best views of the live, on-stage chef battle and access to special food offerings and cocktails. All Chairman’s Elite Passholders also have access to the VIP Reception from 5-6pm.

Live Auction Sneak Peak!

Four food-focused prize packages will be auctioned live on stage!

2015 Year of Fine Dining

Value: $8,000

Become a very popular person amongst your friends! Enjoy dinner for six at 12 of Washington, DC’s best restaurants, each accompanied by wine pairings. Participating restaurants include America Eats Tavern, Béarnaise, China Chilcano, Jaleo, Oyamel, Ripple, Ris, Taberna del Alabardero, Table, Water & Wall, Zaytinya. And an extra bonus: drinks at Barmini and The Hamilton, too!

Aspen Food & Wine Classic

Value: $6,000

Escape to the Rocky Mountains for the 2015 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, CO from June 19-21, 2015. Join the world’s most accomplished winemakers, celebrity chefs, and culinary luminaries at America’s premier culinary event – a dazzling weekend of cooking demonstrations and wine tastings. Spend three nights at The Gant, a premiere Aspen hotel, and travel in style with $2,500 toward round-trip, first class airfare courtesy of American Airlines.

Weekend in Miami

Value: $6,000

Beat the winter doldrums with a hot weekend getaway to Miami. Spend two nights of luxury at The Ritz Carlton, Bal Harbour Miami situated on the pristine white sand beaches of the exclusive Bal Harbour Village, just steps from boutique shopping, exciting nightlife, and a thriving art scene. Get drinks at José Andrés’ Hyde Beach, a beach and pool lounge in South Beach. Travel there and back with $2,500 toward round-trip, first class airfare courtesy of American Airlines.

Foodie Fête in NYC

Value: $10,000

A foodie’s dream come true! Enjoy dinner and drinks for two at two of New York’s best restaurants: David Chang’s Momofuku Ko and Daniel Boulud’s DGBG. After a night of culinary indulgence, retreat to your luxurious suite at the Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park where you’ll stay for two nights. You’ll also catch a taping of ABC’s “The Chew.” Get there and back again with a $1,000 toward travel, courtesy of American Airlines.

DC Central Kitchen

100% of the proceeds from Capital Food Fight combat hunger and create opportunity in Washington, DC

DC Central Kitchen is America’s leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise. Through job training, meal distribution, and local farm partnerships, DC Central Kitchen is building long-term solutions to the interconnected problems of poverty, hunger, and homelessness.

Getting There

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC

Please visit the “Getting There” page for detailed instructions on the best way to get to the Capital Food Fight while we share the evening with the Concert for Valor on the National Mall.

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