Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Anthem

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Founder and Chair

José Andrés

Chef/Owner, ThinkFoodGroup & minibar by José Andrés
Chair Emeritus, DC Central Kitchen Board of Directors

Celebrity Hosts & Judges


José Andrés

Chef/Owner, ThinkFoodGroup & minibar by José Andrés


Spike Mendelsohn



Jennifer Carroll

Co-Executive Chef and Partner at Spice Finch Philadelphia
Owner and Executive Chef of Carroll Couture Cuisine


Tom Colicchio

Chef/Owner, Crafted Hospitality
Head Judge, Bravo’s “Top Chef”


Tregaye Fraser

Food Network and Cooking Channel host


David Guas

TV Personality & Chef, Bayou Bakery Coffee Bar & Eatery and Lil’ B


Richard On



Ryan Zimmerman

Washington Nationals


Andrew Zimmern

Host, “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern”

Master of Ceremonies

Tommy McFly

Reporter, NBC4

Field Reporter

Kelly Collis

Field Reporter

Jen Richer

Battling Chefs

Kyle Bailey

Chef/Partner, The Salt Line

Autumn Cline

Executive Chef, Rappahannock Oyster Bar

Alex McCoy

Chef and Founder, Lucky Buns

Kevin Tien

Chef and Co-Founder, Himitsu

The Mixologists

Six of DC’s best bartenders will be competing for the “cocktail of the night” at Capital Food Fight and you are the judge!

Adam Bernbach


Trevor Frye

Wash Line LLC

Sarah Rosner

Bourbon Steak

Carlie Steiner

kissanddrink & Himitsu

Owen Thompson


Jessica Weinstein

JL Restaurant Group

Get Special Access

General Admission Tickets

Enjoy unlimited tastes from 80 of DC’s best restaurants while watching 4 rising local chefs face-off in an exciting live stage battle.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Elevate your brand, entertain clients and be publicly recognized for your generous investment in our shared community

Special live performance from
Richard On and Marc Roberge of O.A.R

DC Central Kitchen

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

DC Central Kitchen is a nonprofit developer of innovative social ventures that break the cycle of hunger and poverty. Founded in 1989 in protest of traditional charity models, the organization uses career training, job creation, and sustainable business practices to strengthen local food systems and reduce disparities in health and economic opportunity. The Kitchen’s life-changing social ventures include providing culinary job training to at-risk adults, turning wasted food into balanced meals for shelters and nonprofits, and serving healthy, scratch-cooked meals in low-income schools. These efforts have been recognized with the leading national award for healthy school food innovation, The Golden Carrot; the Washington Business Journal’s Green Business Award for Innovation; and the DC Chamber of Commerce’s Community Impact Award.

Getting There

The Anthem
901 Wharf St SW,
Washington, DC

Please visit the “Getting There” page for detailed instructions on the best way to get to the Capital Food Fight.

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