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Victor Albisu, Del Campo

Victor Albisu, Del Campo

Featured:  Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction With more than a decade of experience in fine dining and upscale French, American and Latin American restaurants, Chef Victor Albisu is combining his culinary education with his Latin American heritage to bring a unique style of cuisine to his ... more
Adam Barnett, Westend Bistro

Adam Barnett, Westend Bistro

Featured: Thursday Private Dinner Series Adam Barnett grew up surrounded by family that held deep roots in the lands of southern and central Ohio. As a child, he traveled to Nova Scotia, Canada every summer to spend time with his maternal family, where an early appreciation for the land and sea ... more
JJ Basil, 0°0’

JJ Basil, 0°0’

The 0°0’ project started out of the need to keep us from going crazy as we keep looking for spaces.  The thought behind it was to offer a more complete experience from the traditional notion of a pop up, yet still relaxed and fun.   JJ was born in Arlington, Virginia ... more
Mercedes Campos Bockman, Customcakebites

Mercedes Campos Bockman, Customcakebites

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction At heart, Mercedes Campos Bockman is a business woman with over twenty years of experience.  She is the lover of anything food related, and now can confidently add to her resume: Self-taught baker. With a life-long dream of following in her ... more
Amy Brandwein, Centrolina

Amy Brandwein, Centrolina

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Amy Brandwein is the owner and chef of Centrolina, a combined seasonal Italian restaurant and market that will open in CityCenterDC in spring 2015. Additionally, Chef Brandwein owns Chef AmyB, a hospitality consulting company that advises restaurants, ... more
Erik Bruner-Yang, Toki Underground

Erik Bruner-Yang, Toki Underground

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction In January of 2011, chef and owner Erik Bruner-Yang opened the acclaimed Toki Underground in Washington, D.C. In the first years of its opening, Toki Underground has been nationally and locally recognized for its creative menu featuring hybrid ... more
Massimo Fabbri, Posto

Massimo Fabbri, Posto

Featured: Thursday Private Dinner Series Executive Chef Massimo Fabbri grew up in Monsummano Terme, 30 miles northwest of Florence, Italy.  As a boy, he aspired to be a chef, enrolling himself at the age of 14 at the hotel school at the Alberghiere F. Martini (famously located in nearby ... more
Michael Friedman, The Red Hen

Michael Friedman, The Red Hen

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction  Like many young chefs these days, Michael Friedman’s culinary career developed out of sheer happenstance. Hailing from Westfield, New Jersey, Friedman graduated from Boston University’s College of Communications before tackling his ... more
Danny Grant, BTW

Danny Grant, BTW

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Danny Grant, a Long Island native, began his culinary career in Arizona and later relocated to Chicago, where he cooked at celebrated restaurants North Pond and NoMI. Grant then traveled to Paris to round out his classic French training by attending ... more
Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune

Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune

 Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction  Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef/owner of PRUNE which she opened in New York City’s East Village in October 1999.  PRUNE has been recognized in all major press, both nationally and internationally, and is regularly cited in the ... more
Sam Henderson, 0°0’

Sam Henderson, 0°0’

Born in Florida in 1981, Sous Chef Sam Henderson grew up in Marietta, Georgia before moving north to attend New York University.  While completing a degree in English Literature, Sam started long-distance running, which resulted in an increased appetite for food and for culinary knowledge. ... more
Samuel Kim, 1789 Restaurant

Samuel Kim, 1789 Restaurant

Featured: Thursday Private Dinner Series In 2004, Samuel Kim began working in the kitchen of 1789 and was soon tapped to become Sous Chef for the Clyde’s of Gallery Place opening. Kim relocated to New York City in 2007 and continued his culinary education at Michelin-starred ... more
Agatha Kulaga & Erin Patinkin, Ovenly

Agatha Kulaga & Erin Patinkin, Ovenly

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin met in a food-focused book club and immediately began to experiment in the kitchen. In 2010, the pair founded Ovenly, a creative bakery headquartered in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For the past four years, Ovenly's innovative ... more
Richard Kuo, Pearl & Ash

Richard Kuo, Pearl & Ash

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Born in Taiwan, and raised in Australia, Richard Kuo was exposed to a variety of different cultures at an early age. After spending some time at the prestigious University of South Wales in Sydney studying food engineering and architecture, at 18 Kuo ... more
Jeremiah Langhorne, The Dabney

Jeremiah Langhorne, The Dabney

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Jeremiah Langhorne is the chef and partner in The Dabney, opening at 1222 Ninth St. NW in the Shaw neighborhood’s Blagden Alley in 2015.Langhorne returns to his mid-Atlantic roots in this new restaurant venture after five years at ... more
Ryan LaRoche, Blue Duck Tavern

Ryan LaRoche, Blue Duck Tavern

Featured: Thursday Private Dinner Series Park Hyatt Washington and Blue Duck Tavern Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche's culinary passion has been demonstrated through years of cooking in acclaimed restaurants throughout the country, creating flavorful, ingredient-focused dishes. Chef Ryan ... more
L’Osage Caviar, Inc.

L’Osage Caviar, Inc.

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Osage Catfisheries Incorporated was founded in 1953 by Jim Kahrs and family, with Paddlefish production beginning in 1981 after the headlines about declining wild sturgeon populations in the Caspian Sea.  The parent company Osage Catfisheries, ... more
Danny Lee, Mandu

Danny Lee, Mandu

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Musician, biologist and legal assistant are a few of the hats Danny Lee tried on before finding his perfect toque as co-owner of Mandu, a traditional Korean restaurant in Washington, DC. Born in DC and raised in Northern Virginia, Lee exhibited an ... more
Franck Loquet, Sofitel Washington, DC Lfayette Square

Franck Loquet, Sofitel Washington, DC Lfayette Square

Featured: Thursday Private Dinner Series One of the most exclusive locations in the nation’s capital,Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square, is proud to announce Franck Loquet as its new Executive Chef.  Loquet boasts more than 15 years of culinary and managerial experience, and will ... more
Tiffany MacIsaac, Buttercream Bakeshop

Tiffany MacIsaac, Buttercream Bakeshop

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Born and raised on Maui, Hawaii Tiffany moved to New York City at the age of 18.  Her love affair with food began almost immediately.  She attended the culinary arts program at the Institute of Culinary Education and went on to work as a ... more
Max Mackinnon

Max Mackinnon

Max Mackinnon is brand new to the DC scene. After growing up in California and Vermont and attending Middlebury College, he owned and operated Pistou restaurant in Burlington, VT for two and a half years. The restaurant was a 2012 James Beard Semifinalist for Best New Restaurant, had developed an ... more
Tom Madrecki, Chez le Commis

Tom Madrecki, Chez le Commis

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & AuctionTom Madrecki is the self-taught chef and entrepreneur behind two of Washington DC's most talked-about culinary experiences. His minimalist cooking at supper club Chez Le Commis has been heralded in the Washington Post and Washingtonian Magazine, among ... more
Harper McClure, BRABO

Harper McClure, BRABO

With a career that has taken him from the farm to Iron Chef and just about everywhere in between, Chef de Cuisine Harper McClure brings more than 10 years of diverse culinary experience to BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier, BRABO Tasting Room and The Butcher’s Block. For McClure, it all comes to down ... more
Patrick Robinson, Table

Patrick Robinson, Table

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Table embraces simplicity, offering comforting takes on European country cooking. Lead by Chef de Cuisine Patrick Robinson, Table serves a changing menu of fresh, seasonal dishes in a welcoming neighborhood setting. Opened in January 2013,the ... more
Javier Romero, Taberna del Alabardero

Javier Romero, Taberna del Alabardero

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction A visit to the Nation’s Capitol a few years ago made Chef Javier Romero realize one thing…he knew this was his next destined move. Javier was born and raised in Madrid, and was driven to cooking at the young age of 16. With his ... more
Douglas Ruley, Bluecoast Seafood Grill

Douglas Ruley, Bluecoast Seafood Grill

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction At an early age Doug became enamored by food and the kitchen.  Whether it was helping his father bake a birthday cake or prepare live blue crabs for a feast, Doug was up for the challenge. He decided that he would pursue his natural talent and go ... more
Jeffery Russell, Charlie Palmer Steak

Jeffery Russell, Charlie Palmer Steak

Featured: Thursday Private Dinner Series Born and raised in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York, Chef Russell has always had a strong interest in agriculture and aquaculture. Frequenting nearby farms as a child, Jeff utilized his knowledge of local produce and proteins to ... more
Josh Short, The Hay-Adams

Josh Short, The Hay-Adams

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Josh Short is Pastry Chef at The Hay-Adams, Washington, DC’s finest luxury hotel and one of the most historic and celebrated properties in the world. Located across from the White House, the hotel has won numerous awards for its impeccable ... more
Bill Telepan, Telepan

Bill Telepan, Telepan

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction One of New York’s first and most acclaimed devotees of “greenmarket cooking”, utilizing the freshest ingredients from local markets; Bill Telepan is committed to showcasing the season’s bounty through his cuisine. He insists on ... more
Bryan Thomas, The Capital Grille

Bryan Thomas, The Capital Grille

Featured: Thursday Private Dinner Series ... more
Jeff Tunks, PassionFish Bethesda

Jeff Tunks, PassionFish Bethesda

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Chef Jeff Tunks is one of the best and brightest in the ever-growing constellation of great American chefs. There are few who possess as much confidence, extended experience, business acumen, and as deep a passion for simply prepared seasonal foods. ... more
Zac Young, David Burke Group

Zac Young, David Burke Group

 Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction It was in the wig department of the Radio City Rockettes that Chef Zac Young first realized his passion for baking.  Far more interested in making cookies than fluffing wigs, he enrolled in the pastry arts program at the Institute of ... more