Chef Art Smith and Friends to Host Chefs Inaugural Late-Night Ball

Washington, DC (December 28, 2012) –  Art and Soul, located in The Liaison Capitol Hill, will host a late-night Chefs Ball on Saturday, January 19, 2013 to celebrate President Obama’s inauguration. Executive Chef Wes Morton will co-chair the Chefs Ball with Chef Smith, and their donations will benefit Common Threads, a non-profit organization co-founded by Chef Smith and his partner, Jesus Salguiero, to help low-income children understand the importance of nutrition and physical well-being.

Five additional D.C. celebrity chefs will prepare late night bites for the event and proceeds will benefit their charities of choice. For only $75 a ticket, you can enjoy late-night bites, an open bar, and live music. The 11:00 PM start time allows guests coming from other galas and events to continue the celebration at Art and Soul, and encourages chefs and their teams to participate as well. The evening will kick off at 10:30 PM with a tented, intimate VIP reception on the patio.

5 Other Chefs:

  1. Erik Bruner-Yang, Chef/Owner, Toki Underground will benefit The Cambodian Children’s Fund
  2. Scott Drewno, Executive Chef, The Source will benefit Prevent Cancer Foundation’s George Washington Mobile Mammography Unit
  3. Todd Gray, Co-Owner/Chef, Equinox Restaurant will benefit Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center
  4. Rock Harper, Hell’s Kitchen Season 3 Winner, Director of Kitchen Operations, D.C. Central Kitchen will benefit D.C. Central Kitchen
  5. Mike Isabella, Top Chef All-Stars Finalist, Chef/Owner, Graffiato, Kapnos, and G; Chef/Partner, Bandolerowill benefit James Beard Foundation

Tickets are a $75 donation, inclusive of food, beverage, tax and gratuity or $125, including access to the VIP reception. It is strongly recommended to purchase in advance: Direct inquiries to Art and Soul is located at 415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

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