Celebrity chef and TV’s coolest personality, Anthony Bourdain, is back in DC tomorrow to once again host “Capital Food Fight” along side The Chew‘s Carla Hall. DC Central Kitchen’s annual fundraiser will be celebrating its eleventh year at the Ronald Reagan Building.
The event, founded by DC’s own José Andrés, brings to the table a star-studded panel of judges, including Daniel Boulud (who just opened DBGB Kitchen and Bar in DC), the host of Chopped Ted Allen, Bayou Bakery chef David Guas, pastry chef Christina Tosi (who will bring Momofuku Milk Bar to CityCenterDC next year). A “high stakes cakes” competition, hosted by Aces of Cakes star Duff Goldman and ABC7 News Senior Reporter Scott Thurman, will also take place, in which four teams of pastry chefs will compete for best cake.
With an Iron Chef-style format that incorparates mystery ingredients, the contest will feature four chefs: Frederik De Pue (Menu and Table), Tina Ma (Maple Ave Restaurant and Water & Wall), Majorie Meek-Bradley (Ripple and Roofers Union) and Javier Romero (Taberna Del Alabardero).
Although the tickets are a bit pricey (at $250), the money raised by DC Central Kitchen will go to combating hunger, bringing healthy foods to schools, and training the unemployed in culinary careers. For tickets and info, go to capitalfoodfight.org.