Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
2900 K Street, NW20007 Washington , DC
District Of Columbia
Featuring 12 outstanding chefs from Ghana and Israel to Belgium and Panama, all competing for the evening's awards. Ambassador of Sweden Jonas Hafström and his wife, Eva, join Cultural Tourism DC in welcoming guests to the nonprofit organization's benefit, which includes a silent auction and entertainment. All 12 chefs, including two ambassadors, prepare hors d'oeuvres for Embassy Chef Challenge guests and the judging panel, including Joe Yonan, The Washington Post food and travel editor; Michel Richard of Citronelle; Nora Pouillon of Restaurant Nora; and Chef Carla Hall of Alchemy Caterers and a Top Chef finalist. Event patrons vote for the People's Choice Award, while the judges nominate their favorite. The Embassy Chef Challenge provides a sneak preview - an “appetizer” - for Cultural Tourism DC's Passport DC 2010, a celebration of international culture held in May (www.PassportDC.org). Proceeds from the Embassy Chef Challenge, which is presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden, benefit Cultural Tourism DC. Cost: $225 Business attire Tickets: http://www.culturaltourismdc.org Click here to see Anita's coverage of last year's event.