This Saturday, chefs from around the country gathered at the Newseum for the first night of Sips & Suppers, one of DC’s biggest gourmet weekends. Founded by culinary greats José Andrés, Joan Nathan, and Alice Waters, Sips & Suppers is a celebration of food and community in the Washington, DC area that supports the vital work of DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table as they work to eliminate hunger and poverty in the nation’s capital.
The first of a two-day event, Sips celebrates the contribution young people make to feeding and supporting their community. Every floor of this sold-out event was abuzz, as guests enjoyed live music, signature dishes, and craft cocktails from top artisans, chefs, and mixologists.
“When food means hunger, what do we say?! NO!” exclaimed Andrés, taking the stage with co-founders Joan Nathan and Alice Waters. “Hunger will be a thing of the past. We need to raise our voices and stand against hunger!”
Many offerings featured throughout the evening used healthy, locally sourced products, a reminder of Sips & Supper’s core mission of finding sustainable solutions in the fight against hunger and poverty.
During the weekend’s second portion, Suppers, award-winning celebrity chefs volunteer their time and skills to prepare and present their finest meals in the homes of DC food lovers. All proceeds from Saturday and Sunday’s events benefit Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen.