Thanks to the efforts of this year’s Celebrity Chef Chair John Critchley of Urbana Restaurant and Wine Bar, guests will enjoy tastings prepared by some of the region’s top chefs, including: Anthony Lombardo, 1789 Restaurant; Jeff Tunks, District Commons; Alex Zeppos, Logan Tavern; James Huff, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace; Massimo Fabbri, Ristorante Tosca; and RJ Cooper, Rogue 24, among other notables from the D.C. dining scene. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on various silent and live auction items featuring trips, one-of-a-kind experiences and private dining opportunities.All proceeds from Chef’s Best will ensure the delivery of specialized meals and personalized nutrition counseling to Food & Friends’ clients living with cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses. This year, supporters will help provide more than one million meals to nearly 2,900 individuals in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
Tickets to the 22nd Annual Chef’s Best Dinner & Auction presented by the NACDS Foundation are $250 for individuals or $2,250 for a table host and sponsorships begin at $850. Visit here to purchase tickets and to see a current listing of chefs and event sponsors. The VIP Reception for sponsors begins at 5:30 p.m. Doors open for the main event at 6:30 p.m., with bidding for live auction lots starting around 8:15 p.m.
Johnna Rowe is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Washington, DC and North Carolina. All three places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. Rowe, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. Rowe has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9 and WJLA’s News Channel 8.
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