Food writer David Hagedorn and the HRC are bringing together the capital region’s top culinary talent for Chefs for Equality, Washington, DC’s premier food event. The evening of food, cocktails, and music to benefit the fight for full LGBTQ equality will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, for the first time at Dock5 at Union Market. In addition to the impressive fare, live and silent auctions benefiting the HRC Foundation will be held.
The jewels of the Chefs for Equality crown are nine personal chef tables – an opportunity to dine with celebrity chefs for a lavish five-course meal right in the middle of the action during the event. Celebrity chef groupings for these tables include: Kevin Tien, Carlie Steiner, Johnny Spero and Katsuya Fukushima; David Guas, Bill Smith and Bryan Voltaggio; Jeremiah Langhorne, Edward Lee and Joy Crump; David Shannon, Alex Levin and Scott Muns; Amy Brandwein, Victor Albisu and a special guest chef; Peter and Lisa Chang, Erik Bruner-Yang and Pichet Ong; Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Ris Lacoste and Cedric Maupillier; Jamie Leeds, Nick Stefanelli and Anthony Chittum; and Jeff Buben, Todd Gray, Doron Petersan, and Tarver King.
In addition to these nine tables is a centerpiece table for 16 guests, matched with Washington’s most celebrated fine dining chefs, including Patrick O’Connell, Frank Ruta, Aggie Chin, Fabio Trabocchi and Cindy Wolf. James Beard Award-winning chef and baker Mark Furstenberg of Bread Furst will provide the bread for all 10 of the personal chef tables.