1) The Food
Over 80 of the Washington area’s greatest restaurants will offer tastes of their best dishes for Capital Food Fight guests. Sample bites include poke tuna from Dirty Habit, mini brat sliders from Gordon Biersch, vegan ramen from Toki Underground and more! Admission includes unlimited tastes from participating restaurants so you can go back for seconds…or thirds!
2) The Chef Battle
Four local chefs, including Kyle Bailey (The Salt Line), Autumn Cline (Rappahannock Oyster Bar), Alex McCoy (Lucky Buns) and Kevin Tien (Himitsu) will face off in an exciting live stage battle. Who will take home the crown? Head over to our Capital Food Fight highlight on Instagram to hear how the battling chefs are preparing for Capital Food Fight.
3) The Mixology Battle
Six of DC’s best bartenders including Jessica Weinstein, Sarah Rosner, Trevor Frye, Adam Bernbach, Owen Thompson and Carlie Steiner will be competing for the cocktail of the night at Capital Food Fight and you are the judge!
4) The Celebs
Hosted by José Andrés and Spike Mendelson, the 15th anniversary of Capital Food Fight will be a star-studded event! The live battle will be hosted by a panel of renowned judges including Jennifer Carroll, Tom Colicchio, Tregaye Fraser, David Guas, Richard On, Ryan Zimmerman and Andrew Zimmern. Plus, we’re excited to have Tommy McFly join us as the Master of Ceremonies along with Kelly Collis and Jen Richer as Field Reporters to keep you updated on the action all night long!
5) Silent Auction
DC Central Kitchen is hosting our first-ever silent auction! Bid on exciting prizes like a Tesla Model S for kids, a 5 night stay at ANY Hilton in the world, two suite tickets to a Washington Nationals game and more! The silent auction opens on November 1, so stay tuned for more information.
Bonus reason: The Good
100% of event proceeds benefit DC Central Kitchen’s efforts to provide culinary job training to unemployed adults, turn wasted food into balanced meals for shelters and nonprofits, and bring healthy local foods to underserved DC neighborhoods.
Don’t miss out on DC’s baddest night of doing good!
In case you missed it: We’re partnering with Lyft! Use promo code FOODFIGHT18 for 20% off one ride on November 8th between 4:00pm-11:59pm. Bonus: Lyft will donate $1 from every ride to DC Central Kitchen!