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
Edward Reavis, All Set Restaurant & Bar
Ryan Baldini, Argias
Jesse Miller, Bar Pilar
Bart Vandaele, B Too & Belga Café
Andrew Markert, Beuchert's Saloon
John Mooney, Bidwell Restaurant
EJ Apaga & Brett Robison, 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 Tunk & Miles Vaden, DC Coast
Dean Gold, Dino's Grotto
Kyle McNeel, EatWell Mixology
Matt Hagan, Firefly
Mark Locraft, Food & Friends
Susan Delbert, Fourth Estate at the National Press Club
Jose Adorno, Graffiato
Ernesto Nunez, Grillfish
Jaime Montes, Hank's Oyster Bar
Penny Karas, Hello Cupcake

Shabier Bahramy, Logan Tavern
Adrian Salazar, Mango Tree
Matthew Morrison, Marriott Marquis
Stephen Hartzell, Masa 14
Mitchell Berliner, MeatCrafters
Francisco Ferrufino, Meridian Pint
Dwayne Motley, Nage
Colleen Conrad, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Danny Wells, Republic
Ris Lacoste, RIS & RIS Catering
Matteo Venini, Ristorante Tosca
Tim Rowley, Room 11
Louis Goral, Rural Society
Chris Edwards, Harrimans - Salamander Resort & Spa
Jodi Lehr, Santa Lucia Estate Coffee
Peter Brett & Students, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts
Piter Tjan, Sushiko
Demetrio Zavala, Teddy and the Bully Bar
Ron Tanaka, Thally
John Melfi, The Oval Room
Michael Bonk, The Pig
Darren Hendry, The Walrus Oyster & Ale House
George Rodrigues, Tico
Ethan McKee, Urbana
Adam Barnett, Westend Bistro

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