Alice Waters Hosts Sunday Night Suppers to Raise Money for D.C. Central Kitchen and Martha's Table

Alice Waters Photo Courtesy of Chezpanisse.comAlice Waters Photo Courtesy of Chezpanisse.comHere's a terrific opportunity to eat magically delicious local, organic food, prepared by some of the world's greatest chefs in support of a great cause. If only I had $500 and lived in Washington D.C.! But maybe you do? Check out the recent press release I received from the good folks at Chez Panisse:

On January 24, 2010, Honorary Chairs Jose Andres, Joan Nathan and Alice Waters will host Sunday Night Suppers: A Focus on Food – fifteen intimate dinners and Sunday Night Sips, a separate cocktail party, in Washington, D.C. homes to benefit D.C. Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table.

While savoring the rich winter bounty of the East Coast, chefs, community leaders and concerned citizens will share their ideas on how to nourish the health, economy and environment of our nation’s capital through food. The Sunday Suppers, hosted in private homes in the DC metro area, will pair chefs and hosts to create an evening of discussion while dining on creative cuisine with ingredients donated by local growers and food producers. 

The Sunday Night Sips cocktail party will be a gathering with Alice Waters to celebrate the contribution youth are making to create an equitable food system. At this cocktail party, Laurie Silverbush will premier a clip from her new movie “Hungry in America”. 

Photo Courtesy of Dccentralkitchen.orgPhoto Courtesy of Dccentralkitchen.orgParticipating Chefs include: Ann Amernick, Cathal Armstrong, Elisabeth Bourgeois, Jeffrey Buben, John Cochran, Tony Conte, Katsuya Fukushima, Todd Gray, Gabriel Kreuther, Cesare Lanfranconi, Brian McBride, Julian Medina, Spike Mendelsohn, Michel Nischan, Kaz Okochi, Mourou Ouattara, Charles Phan, Odessa Piper, Nora Pouillon, Barton Seaver, Nicholas Stefanelli, Vikram Sunderam, Fabio Trabocchi and Alice Waters.

Here are the details:

  • Sunday, January 24, 2010
  • Sunday Night Sips, 5:00 P.M. $125 Per Person
  • Sunday Night Suppers, 7:00 P.M. $500 Per Person
  • Tickets are available at Donations are tax-deductible.

Martha’s Table’s mission is to help at-risk children, youth, families and individuals in our community improve their lives by providing educational programs, food, clothing, and enrichment opportunities.

D.C. Central Kitchen's mission is to use food as a tool to:

  • Strengthen Bodies
  • Empower Minds
  • Build Communities

Sunday Night Suppers is also looking for volunteers. If you live in or near the D.C. area and would like to help, please let us know ( and we'll hook you up with the right people.