HRC Announces ‘Chefs for Equality’ Lineup of Top Chefs and Mixologists

Tuesday October 9, 2018 at the Washington National Cathedral is the date of the nation’s largest culinary event for LGBTQ equality

For the seventh consecutive year, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation are bringing together the capital region’s top culinary talent for Chefs for Equality, Washington, DC’s premier food event.

The evening of food, cocktails, and music to benefit the fight for full LGBTQ equality will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 for the first time at the Washington National Cathedral — a beacon for equality throughout the Washington, DC area. In addition to the impressive fare, live and silent auctions benefiting the HRC Foundation will be held.

The jewels of the Chefs for Equality crown are the 11 personal chef tables — an opportunity to dine with celebrity chefs for a lavish five-course meal right in the middle of the action during the event. Celebrity chef groupings for these tables can be found here.

The centerpiece table seats 16 guests, matched with Washington’s most celebrated fine dining chefs, including Amy Brandwein, Centrolina; Caitlin Dysart, Centrolina; Kevin Tien, Himitsu; Robert Wiedmaier, Marcel’s; Gerald Addison, Maydan and Compass Rose; and Christopher Morgan, Maydan and Compass Rose.

As they have for the previous six years, Christopher Vazquez and Rick Davis of Amaryllis Floral + Event Design will transform the Chefs for Equality venue into a wonderland, while serving as two of the event’s premier sponsors.

Chefs for Equality will also once again feature the “5/10/15 Speed Diner,” — 5 dishes/10 chefs/15 minutes — curated by chef Erik Bruner-Yang and supported by Gauri Sarin of the Streetsense Eat+Drink Team, with a specialty cocktail prepared by mixologist impresario Adam Bernbach of Estadio. For $50, Chefs for Equality ticket holders can purchase a 15-minute time slot for a seat at a 20-person diner-style counter, created by Amaryllis Floral + Event Design. Once seated, each guest has 15 minutes to enjoy a specialty cocktail and a mini five-course tasting menu prepared and served by five pairs of celebrity chefs.

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