Tickets to DC Central Kitchen’s signature fundraising event, Capital Food Fight, are now on sale. The star-studded, foodie charitable event will return to The Anthem on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
Presented by Smithfield Foods, the Capital Food Fight brings together over 1,200 guests to taste food and drink from more than 80 of DC’s best restaurants and mixologists while enjoying live onstage entertainment. Voted “Best Charity Event” in DC by The Washington City Paper 2016 Readers’ Poll, Capital Food Fight proceeds directly 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.
“Smithfield Foods is proud to once again support DC Central Kitchen for this year’s Capital Food Fight, bringing great food and a great cause together in our nation’s capital,” said Keira Lombardo, executive vice president of corporate affairs and compliance for Smithfield Foods and president of the Smithfield Foundation. “As an American food company with a global reach, hunger relief is at the heart of our social purpose and we stand together with DC Central Kitchen as proud, active partners in the fight against hunger.”
This year’s celebrity hosts include event founder and chair, José Andrés, alongside Carla Hall and Spike Mendelsohn. Four local chefs will go head-to-head in a live culinary battle judged by celebrity chefs Maneet Chauhan and Andrew Zimmern, as well as Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman, and more to be announced. Local personality and broadcaster, Tommy McFly will serve as Master of Ceremonies along with his co-host Kelly Collis who will return as a roaming “field” reporter throughout the spectacular event.
The live culinary battle will feature local chefs Marcelle Afram (Bluejacket), Kyoo Eom (Dirty Habit), Adam Greenberg (Coconut Club), and Johanna Hellrigl (Doi Moi) who will prepare dishes featuring surprise secret ingredients and compete for the votes of these celebrity judges.
Visit www.capitalfoodfight.org today to purchase tickets. 100% of event proceeds benefit DC Central Kitchen’s efforts to empower individuals who face significant barriers to employment to embark on meaningful culinary careers.
What: DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight
When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – 6:00pm
Where: The Anthem – 901 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC
Tickets: $325, available online at www.capitalfoodfight.org
About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories. Popular brands include Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John®, Kretschmar®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Gwaltney®, Carando®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Healthy Ones®, Morliny®, Krakus®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
About The Anthem
Just blocks from the National Mall, The Anthem is the new $60 million music venue at The Wharf on Southwest Washington, D.C.’s waterfront. The Anthem has a flexible capacity of anywhere from 2,500 to a maximum of 6,000—with many seated and general admission configurations. With full arena production and rigging capabilities, internationally touring artists such as Foo Fighters, Bob Dylan, The Killers, and Lorde are making The Anthem their stop while on upcoming arena tours. The Anthem has a few rows in the balconies that are Super Excellent™ Seats. Each seat is uniquely angled to face the stage at the exact perfect position. Owned by I.M.P., the company that owns the 9:30 Club and operates Merriweather Post Pavilion and the Lincoln Theatre, The Anthem is the first venue of its size in D.C. specifically built from the ground up for music and fills an important void in D.C.’s music scene. www.theanthemdc.com