Taste of Hope

[ 0 ] September 24, 2013 |
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What happens when celebrity chef, restaurateur, and Top Chef All-Star Runner-Up Mike Isabella challenges 14 Washington, D.C. chefs and mixologists to participate in a grueling 12-week weight loss challenge? Simple: blood, sweat and tears.

You also get a winner. And that winner—who has lost the greatest percentage of body weight—will be announced at the American Cancer Society’s Taste of Hope event on September 24 at the Carnegie Library in downtown Washington, D.C. To learn more and purchase tickets: www.tasteofhopedc.org.

Taste of Hope is the American Cancer Society’s signature culinary, wine and spirits event featuring more than 30 of Washington DC’s most popular chefs, restaurants and beverage vendors. Guests enjoy a walk around tasting format where they can sample signature dishes, premier wines and spirits and inventive cocktails. Hosted by the American Cancer Society and Chef Honoree Mike Isabella, all proceeds from Taste of Hope go toward the goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Music will be provided by the youngest DJ in the country, 9 year-old DJ Beauty and the Beatz.

The 12-week weight loss challenge, called Fit for Hope, began in June and ended this September. Participating chefs and mixologists raised more than $20,000 for the Society while also dropping hundreds of pounds.



Category: Announcements, Food.Fun.Stuff., Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four 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. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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