Have you ever wondered what your favorite chefs like to drink? Or what gourmet ingredients they use in their cocktails of choice? Here’s your chance to find out AND support a great cause! On Thursday, June 26, join five of DC’s top chefs to kick off the summer right with cocktails at the Rooftop Pool & Lounge at The Liaison Capitol Hill hotel. The exclusive “Chefs Behind Bars” happy hour will support No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood Host chef Wes Morton of Art and Soul will be joined by Amy Brandwein of Alba Osteria, Matt Hill of Lyon Hall, Liberty Taven & Northside Social, Spike Mendelsohn of Bernaise, We the Pizza & Good Stuff Eatery, and Nick Stefanelli of Bibiana, all mixing up their favorite libations against a backdrop of live DJ entertainment, a luxury auction and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Art & Soul and Rappahannock River Oysters. The $40 admission price to the event will support the No Kid Hungry campaign’s work to ensure all children get the healthy food they need, every day.
The Chefs Behind Bars happy hour will be hosted by Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Washington DC committee, hot off the heels of a wildly successful 2014 tasting benefit, along with the Rooftop Pool & Lounge at The Liaison. Taste of the Nation Washington DC, held March 31st at the National Building Museum, raised more than $180,000 for No Kid Hungry and local beneficiaries including the Capital Area Food Bank, DC Hunger Solutions and Mary’s Center. The funds raised at this year’s Taste of the Nation Washington DC can help feed kids in need up to 1,800,000 healthy meals.
One hundred percent of ticket proceeds from Taste of the Nation events support No Kid Hungry thanks to generous support from National Presenting Sponsor Sysco and national sponsors American Express and Food Network.
One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 31,000 kids in Washington, DC. The good news is that this is a solvable problem. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in this nation by connecting kids in need to nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and by teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals at home. Since the campaign’s launch, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with more than 107 million additional meals.