EVENT: "Chefs Take a Stand" Top Women Chefs and Mixologists Unite to End Domestic Violence

This is a must add to your calender, (October 9, 2014 at 7 p.m) support an great organization, enjoy a great evening and meet some amazing women at the top of their trade.....

"Chefs Take a Stand" Returns to Washington, D.C.
Top Women Chefs and Mixologists Unite to End Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON. (Sept. 19, 2014) - Presented by Google and The Allstate Foundation, the National Network to End Domestic Violence is, once again, partnering with top women chefs and mixologists to bring Chefs Take a Stand to our nation's capital this fall. This NNEDV one-of-a-kind event combines three ingredients Washingtonians simply cannot pass up: top-notch food, creative cocktails, and an important social cause.
Chefs Take a Stand will be held on October 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. (801 K St., N.W.), and will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act VAWA is groundbreaking legislation that has made a positive difference in victims' lives since 1994. VAWA has changed the way our society responds to the crime of domestic violence and helped keep survivors and their families safer -- which is really something to celebrate.
The evening will be hosted by Carla Hall, celebrity chef and co-host of ABC's The Chew. She will also be auctioning off some fabulous items later in the evening.
Chefs Take a Stand will feature multiple chef stations -- staffed by DC's finest -- where guests will be sampling each chef or mixologist's featured taste or sip for the evening.
Confirmed talent includes:
  • Amy Brandwein, Alba Osteria
  • Mikala Brennan, Hula Girl
  • Gina Chersevani, Mixologist at Buffalo and Bergen
  • Sonya Farrell, Tarara Winery
  • Ruth Gresser, Pizzeria Paradiso
  • Carla Hall, The Chew / Cooking with Love
  • Kate Jansen & Tracy O'Grady, Wheatless by Willow
  • Mary Kelly, Mixologist at Del Campo
  • Ris Lacoste, Ris
  • Jamie Leeds, Hank's Oyster Bar
  • Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Ripple
  • Doron Petersan, Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats
  • Michelle Poteaux, Bastille Restaurant
  • Nora Pouillon, Restaurant Nora
  • Elli Benchimol, Mixologist at Range by Bryan Voltaggio
  • Rachel Sergi, Mixologist at Lincoln
  • Susan Soorenko, Moorenko's
  • Laurie Alleman Weber, Swiss Bakery
***More names to come. . .

Amy Brandwein, Chef de Cuisine at Alba Osteria
Sponsorship opportunities for businesses are still available. Sponsor packages include everything from an Epicurean Experience to a Midnight Snack (learn more at http://nnedv.org/sponsorevent)
Jamie Leeds, Hank’s Oyster Bar
Proceeds of the event and the auction will benefit NNEDV's work to advance and strengthen effective laws and policies against domestic violence,
as well as support direct services providing legal information to victims through the WomensLaw project. Tickets for the event are $195 for the full evening, which includes a VIP pre-event party from 6 to 7 PM, or $125 for the main event, beginning at 7 PM and running until 9:30 PM. Tickets for the event are available online at http://nnedv.org/tickets.