kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Capital Food Fight

Top area chefs will take the stage to combat hunger at Capital Food Fight on November 11. Ted Allen, will co-host with event chair José Andrés as hot chefs Stephen Lewandowski (Tribeca Grill NY), David Deshaies (Citronelle Michel Richard), Tony Conte (The Oval Room) and Peter Smith (PS 7’s) vie in on-stage cooking battles to take the championship from last year’s Capital Food Fight winner Barton Seaver, who will be there to defend his title. Guest judges include “Chef Rock” Harper and David Lieberman. While the Battling Chefs duke it out, guests will savor fantastic dishes from 50 of the best restaurants in town—think of it as a 50-course dinner!

This is the fifth year for the Capital Food Fight, which has raised over $1,000,000 to combat hunger and create opportunity through the programs of DC Central Kitchen, a national model program that uses the existing ingredients of society to satisfy hunger, promote self-sufficiency and change lives. Locally, the Kitchen recycles 1 ½ tons of surplus food daily to make 4,500 meals for area social service organizations. It also empowers chronically unemployed men and women in the kitchen and life skills they need to get and keep good jobs in the food service industry. Campus Kitchens on 15 college campuses use the DC Central Kitchen model to serve their community and train young leaders.

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20006
(photo ID required)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Ticket purchase or sponsorship on-line at

How much:
Individual tickets $175; sponsorship opportunities $1,000 - $25,000

Website: Purchase tickets on line.

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS offering tastes of some of their best dishes
1789 Restaurant – 701 Pennsylvania Avenue - Agraria – Aria – Argia's Italian– Art and Soul – Bastille – Bebo Trattoria – Berliner Speciality Distributors – Black Salt – BLT Steak – Bobby Van’s Grill –- Cacao Fine European Chocolate – Charlie Palmer Steak – Chef Geoff’s – ChipotleCitronelle Michel Richard – CommonWealth GastropubDarlington House – Farrah Olivia by Morou – Firefly - Fresh Start Catering – fyve – Grille at Morrison House – Hank's Oyster Bar – Hook – Hudson – IndiqueIndeBleuKaz Sushi Bistro – Lebanese Taverna – Mie N YuNeylaOceanaire Seafood Room - Olives – The Oval Room – OyamelPoste Modern Brasserie – PS7's – Rasika – Rock Creek – Ronald Reagan Building – Santa Lucia Estate Coffee – SpezieTaberna del AlabarderoTallula / EatBar – Vermilion – Vidalia / Bistro Bis – Volt – Wegmans Market Café – Willow – Zengo – Zola