Celebrity Chefs

Our Celebrity Chefs, and their restaurants, are generously donating their time, talents and all of the food you'll dine on at Chef's Best. We hope you enjoy their culinary creations!


Jeff Black, Black Restaurant Group
Victor Albisu, Del Campo & Taco Bamba


Ari Gejdenson, Acqua al 2
Ryan Baldini, Argias
Jesse Miller, Bar Pilar
Bart Vandaele, Belga Café
John Mooney, Bidwell Restaurant
Black Jack & Republic Mixology
Jacqueline Castaldo, Black Market Bistro
Dane Sewlall, Black's Bar & Kitchen
Mike Huff, BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant
John Manolatos, Cashion's Eat Place
Santos Fuentes, Chef Geoff's Downtown
Victor Garcia, Commissary
Jeff Tunks & Miles Vaden, DC Coast
Dean Gold, Dino's Grotto
Mark Locraft, Food & Friends
Susan Delbert, Fourth Estate at the National Press Club
Kerry Tate, Grillfish
Penny Karas, Hello Cupcake
Shabier Bahramy, Logan Tavern
Paul Kennedy, Mango Tree
Stephen Hartzell, Masa 14
Mitch Berliner, MeatCrafters
Francisco Ferrufino, Meridian Pint
Dwayne Motley, Nage
Colleen Conrad, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Massimo Fabbri, Posto
Danny Wells, Republic
Ris Lacoste, RIS
Matteo Venini, Ristorante Tosca
Louis Goral, Rural Society
Chris Edwards, Salamander Resort & Spa
Peter Brett & Students, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts
Ron Tanaka, Thally
John Melfi, The Oval Room
Michael Bonk, The Pig
Darren Hendry, The Walrus Oyster & Ale House
Jonah Kim, Yona Pop Up at G

If you, or your restaurant, are interested in participating in Chef's Best, please contact (202) 269-6826 or events@foodandfriends.org.