Chef's Best


 Chef's Best Dinner & Auction

 June 19, 2017

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

Ticket sales will open in late-February 2017.

Contact Amanda Nover at 202-269-6883 to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Food & Friends held its inaugural Chef’s Best Dinner & Auction in 1991, a year in which we delivered 21,000 meals to 390 clients. Our organization has grown dramatically in no small part thanks to this annual fundraising event. This year, we will deliver nearly 1,000,000 meals more than 2,500 children and adults throughout Greater Washington.

At our 2016 Chef’s Best event, 900 attendees helped us raise over $860,000 to support our life-saving food and nutrition services. Will you join us in 2017?

Join us on June 19th, 2017 as we welcome an all-star lineup of DC’s top chefs, led by Celebrity Chef Chair Marjorie Meek-Bradley of Smoked & Stacked, who will sample one-of-a-kind delicious dishes. Guests will enjoy an evening of great food, exciting auction items, and of course, the opportunity to learn about Food & Friends’ good work. We hope to see you there!

See photos from 2016!


Please join us in thanking our 2016 Chef’s Best sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:



Gold Sponsors:




Celebrity Chefs: 

Michael Friedman, Chef Chair • The Red Hen & All Purpose 

Matt Adler • Osteria Morini

Victor Albisu • Del Campo & Taco Bamba

Nathan Anda• Red Apron Charcuterie

Kyle Bailey • Sixth Engine

Adam Bernbach • 2 Birds 1 Stone • Specialty Cocktail

Jeff Black • Black Restaurant Group

Amy Brandwein • Centrolina

Erik Bruner-Yang • Maketto & Paper House

Gina Chersevani • Buffalo & Bergen • Specialty Cocktail

Tony Chittum • Iron Gate

John Critchley • Rappahannock

Matt Cuff & Aleka Ross • One Eight Distilling

Patrick Curran • Momofuku

Susan Delbert • The Fourth Estate at the National Press Club

Austin Fausett • Proof

Jeff “JG” Gaetjen • BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant

Dean Gold & Jose Chicas • Dino’s Grotto

Louis Goral • Rural Society

Todd Gray • Equinox

Tony van Hang • Amuse at Le Méridien

Adam Howard • Kapnos

Danny Lee • Mandu

Alex Levin • Osteria Morini

Mark Locraft, Aaron Stienessen, Alonna Adesope,
Tim Devine, & Matthew Steiner
• Food & Friends

Anthony Lombardo • The Hamilton

Andrew Market • Beuchert’s Saloon

Harper McClure • Brabo

Marjorie Meek-Bradley • Ripple & Smoked & Stacked

Joe Palma • Bourbon Steak

Edward Reavis • All Set Restaurant & Bar

Mike Saccone • The Twisted Horn • Specialty Cocktail

Ed Scarpone • DBGB Kitchen & Bar

Dane Sewlall • Black’s Bar & Kitchen

Theary So • Hank’s Oyster Bar – Dupont Circle

Susan Wallace • BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant

Robert Wiedmaier & Charles Vogt • Mussel Bar