Inside OCRA’s 14th Annual ‘Turn Up the Heat’ at The Anthem

The Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance celebrated its 14th annual ‘Turn Up the Heat’ event at The Anthem (901 Wharf Street SW) this week. More than 400 guests enjoyed a live auction while sampling bites and sips from more than 40 female chefs, restauranteurs and mixologists across the District. Audra Moran, President and CEO of Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, along with this year’s emcee, Chef Elle Simone Scott of America’s Test Kitchen, awarded the “Chef on Fire” title to Chef Seng Luangrath of local favorite, Thip Khao.

Chef Elle Simone Scott, left, Audra Moran (President and CEO of Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance) and Chef Seng Luangrath by Daniel Swartz
Pastry Chef Colleen Murphy of Blue Duck Tavern, left and Suzan Soorenko of Moorenko’s Ice Cream by Daniel Swartz
Chef Tracy O’Grady of 1789 Restaurant, left, Chef Ruth Gresser of Pizzeria Paradiso and Chef Emily Baran of Moreland’s Tavern by Daniel Swartz
Chef Toyin Alli owner of Puddin’, left, Chef Megan Robbins of Canopy Central Cafe & Bar and Lauren Matthews of Urbana by Daniel Swartz
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance “Turn Up The Heat” Guests at The Anthem by Daniel Swartz

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