Food & Friends Chef’s Best Dinner & Auction


Chef’s Best Dinner & Auction is Food & Friends’ signature fundraiser. More than $900,000 will be raised through the generosity of sponsors, table hosts, auction bidders, ticket purchasers, friends and guests.

On Tuesday, May 13th, more than 1,500 guests will enjoy tastings from 60 of the region’s brightest culinary stars while raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support children and adults facing HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. More than 3,000 individuals who will receive more than 1.2 million specialized meals from Food & Friends this year. In addition to a menu filled with one-of-a-kind delights, you’ll enjoy bidding on live and silent auctions featuring travel opportunities and other great adventures.

VIP Reception for Sponsors & Special Guests, 5:30pm
Main Doors Open, 6:30pm

Tickets: $250 per person

For tickets, click here.

All tickets can be picked up at Will Call on May 13th.  Will Call will open at 5:00pm in the T Street Lobby of the Hotel. You can deduct the cost of your ticket minus $50 per ticket. (If you are purchasing a $250 ticket, $200 is tax deductible.) After the event you will receive a tax letter for all purchases, donations and sponsorships made either at or prior to the event. Enter through the “T Street” Entrance

Parking is limited at, and near, the event.  We strongly suggest using alternate forms of transportation. The Washington Hilton is just a few blocks north of the Dupont Circle North Metro exit. Limited parking is available, for a fee, at the Universal South Parking Garage.  The garage entrance is located on Florida between Connecticut Avenue & T Street, NW.

Professional or business attire is recommended.
Additional Questions?  Call (202) 269-6826 or

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Georgetown House Tour Patrons’ Party

We headed to the kick-off to event for the Georgetown House Tour, The Patrons’ Party, last week. Now in its 12th year, The Patrons’ Party honors those who support the tour through both their volunteerism and donations. The Georgetown House Tour, which featured eight historic homes, was held Saturday, and the Patrons’ Party brought together the “who’s who” of Georgetown for an evening of celebration ahead of the big event. Established in 2001 by Frida Burling, the Patrons’ Party is held at a preeminent Georgetown home. Proceeds from the party benefited St. John’s ministries to homeless adults and children, the unemployed, the alone elderly, and young children in DC schools.

This year’s party was held at the beautiful home of Elizabeth and Jeffrey Powell. TTR Sotheby served as the platinum sponsor for the evening. Co-chairs Leslie Maysak, Debbie Winsor, Amy Porter Stroh, and Leslie Kamrad and the committee were all in attendance.

The Georgetown House Tour, celebrating its 83nd year, is the oldest, most prestigious house tour in the country. The Georgetown House Tour gives locals and out-of-towners alike the opportunity to visit 18th and 19th century historic homes graciously opened for this event. The Tour attracts more than 1,600 attendees, and is sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church. Over 300 dedicated volunteers from the community, including organizations like the Junior League, come together each year to make this event a success. Proceeds from The Georgetown House Tour support the ministries of St. John’s.

This year’s house tour was held on April 26, 2014 from 11 am-5 pm, with a tea from 2 pm- 5 pm.