José Andrés and Carla Hall Host Epic Chef Battle


On November 11th, 2013, join the iconic José Andrés and Carla Hall for the
10th Anniversary of DC Central Kitchen’s premier fundraising event, the Capital Food Fight. All
proceeds benefit DC Central Kitchen.

In celebration of the event’s 10th anniversary, Duff Goldman (The Food Network’s Ace of Cakes) will
host the event’s first-ever High Stakes Cakes Competition, organized by the Les Dames d’Escoffier,
and featuring four top local cake decorators that will be judged by a panel of experts.

The event will also feature a live, on-stage battle with top local chefs to be judged by a panel of
culinary celebrities, including James Beard Award-winners Tom Colicchio (Bravo’s Top Chef), Rick
Bayless (PBS’ Mexico: One Plate at a Time), Todd English (PBS’ Food Trip with Todd English), and
Art Smith (Cookbook author and owner of Art & Soul restaurant). Facing off this year are Erik
Bruner-Yang (Toki Underground/Maketto), Bertrand Chemel (2941 Restaurant), Spike Gjerde
(Woodberry Kitchen/Artifact Coffee), and Anthony Lombardo (1789 Restaurant).

In addition to the live battle, attendees can sample tastes from 75 top local restaurants, including
Barmini, Béarnaise, Blue Duck Tavern, Del Campo, Equinox, Good Stuff Eatery, Jaleo, Kaz
Sushi Bistro, Le Diplomate, Oyamel, Ris, The Source, Toki Underground, Vermilion, and many

What: Capital Food Fight, DC Central Kitchen’s Premier Fundraising Event
When: Monday, November 11th, 2013 6 P.M.
Where: Ronald Reagan Building (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC)
Tickets: $250 available online at

This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the fundraising event, which has raised over $2,000,000
for DC Central Kitchen. Last year’s sold-out event brought nearly 1,200 attendees. Tickets are on
sale now. For the latest news on Capital Food Fight, follow on Twitter @DCCKFoodFight or at

About DC Central Kitchen
For more than 20 years, DC Central Kitchen has pioneered a new model of using food as a tool to
change lives. We provide nutritious meals to our neighbors in need, equip unemployed men and
women to begin culinary careers, and engineer successful social enterprises that advance our
mission while creating good jobs for the people we serve. Through job training, healthy food
distribution, and local small business partnerships, DC Central Kitchen offers path-breaking solutions
to poverty, hunger, and poor health.

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