Washington, DC

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and prominent food writer David Hagedorn, along with Christopher Vazquez and Rick Davis of Amaryllis Floral + Event Design, are bringing together the capital region’s top culinary talent for Chefs for Equality — Washington’s premier food event.

The incredible evening of food, cocktails and music to benefit the fight for full LGBTQ equality will be held on Tuesday, October 22, at the Washington National Cathedral.

Chefs for Equality features a pre-reveal reception with food and cocktails, more than 50 savory tasting stations, 20 dessert stations, 20 mixologists and a Champagne lounge. A highlight of the event is 13 personal chef tables, where celebrity chefs prepare a breathtaking five-course meal with wine pairings at lavishly decorated tables. Celebrity chef groupings can be found here.

Chefs for Equality will also once again feature the “5/10/15 Speed Diner” — 5 dishes/10 chefs/15 minutes — curated by noted chef Erik Bruner-Yang and supported by Gauri Sarin of the Streetsense Eat+Drink Team. For a $50 add-on, Chefs for Equality ticket holders can purchase a 15-minute time slot at one of four seatings (6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m.) at a 20-person diner-style counter. Each guest will enjoy a specialty cocktail and a mini five-course tasting menu prepared and served by five pairs of celebrity chefs.

The HRC Foundation touches every aspect of LGBTQ life with programs promoting: equal access to adoption and foster care; creation of respectful and supportive school environments; increased LGBTQ competency for health care providers; LGBTQ equality in faith communities; adoption of inclusive workplace policies and practices in corporate America; and leveraging their domestic work to have an international impact.

Tickets for Chefs for Equality can be purchased at ChefsForEquality.org.

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