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June 24, 2011

Washington, D.C. -- NNEDV hosted the first-ever "Chefs Take a Stand to End Domestic Violence," at Sequoia on June 22. More than a dozen women chefs and mixologists served exquisite food and drinks to guests at the sold-out event. Paul Wharton, Celebrity Life Stylist and author of Pulling It All Together, was on hand as NNEDV's special guest. Chef Carla Hall, Top Chef finalist and co-star of ABC's upcoming series The Chew, served as the evening's auctioneer.

The chefs and mixologists who generously donated their time and talents include:shoewebj

Meshelle Armstrong, Restaurant Eve
Susan Delbert, the Fourth Estate at the National Press Club
Ruth Gresser, Pizzeria Paradiso
Carla Hall, Alchemy by Carla Hall
Ris Lacoste, Ris
Jamie Leeds and Megan Coyle, Hank's Oyster Bar and Lounge
Kate Jansen and Tracy O'Grady, Willow
Shannon Overmiller, The Majestic
Nora Pouillon, Restaurant Eve
Susan Soorenko, Moorenko's Ice Cream
Karen Trilevsky, FullBloom Baking Company
Alison Christ, The Liberty Tavern, Lyon Hall, Northside Social
Sequoia mixologists and wait staff

 

Serving on the Host Committee for the event were:hallwharton062211web

Kristin Cabral                        
Clarice Dionot, L'Academie de Cuisine
Jeff Lindeblad, Gaylord National
Caroline Okumu, New Signature
Libby Richman, Thread Productions
Sydnee Stein, EagleBank
TD Bank
William Thierbach          

                                                                                                               Chef Carla Hall and Paul Wharton

else062211web  Sue Else, NNEDV's president

Leading sponsors were:

Sequoia
Vanguard Communications

"The first-ever Chefs Take a Stand event was a monumental success," said Sue Else, president of NNEDV. "I am overwhelmed with the outpouring of support we received. Domestic violence is a serious issue, and those who supported the event are taking it seriously and doing something about it."

To view photos from the event, visit NNEDV's Facebook page. Read the Washington Post's coverage of the event here.