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Chefs Take a Stand 2015

Chefs Take a Stand is an exclusive event featuring DC’s hottest chefs & mixologists. This year we are celebrating NNEDV’s 25th anniversary and kicking-off Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


It’s back by popular demand! Chefs Take a Stand will return to Carnegie Library on October 1, 2015.

This one-of-a-kind, intimate soiree combines three ingredients Washingtonians simply can’t pass up: top-notch food, creative cocktails, and an important social cause. The evening features multiple chef stations — staffed by DC’s finest chefs & mixologists (see list below) — sampling a featured taste or sip of the evening.

In addition to incredible food & drink, you’ll also have the opportunity to bid on items in our silent auction. Last year winners walked away with ballet tickets, All-Clad cookware, vacation stays, and more!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and 2015 is our 25th anniversary year — help us commemorate both through this fun-filled evening!

See photos from last year’s fabulous event here.


Event Date & Time

Thursday, October 1, 2015

  • VIP exclusive reception: 6 to 7 PM
  • Main event: 7 to 9:30PM


Get Tickets

Only 300 tickets are available for this event, so secure yours today!

  • VIP tickets: $195 for the evening, including the VIP reception
  • General Admission tickets: $125

Buy your tickets now!


Host & Emcee


Rebecca Sheir joined WAMU in 2009 as a news anchor, host and reporter.

She became the host of Metro Connection in August 2010.Sheir came to the nation’s capital by way of Alaska, where she traveled amongst the moose and mountains as the host of AK, the award-winning show on the Alaska Public Radio Network. While in the Last Frontier, she also did reporting for NPR member station KTOO in Juneau.

Sheir’s radio stories have won numerous awards – including the Third Coast International Audio Festival Directors’ Choice Award – and have aired on public radio venues and programs, including All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The Splendid Table, Latino USA, Only a Game, Here & Now, Interfaith Voices, Voice of America, Chicago Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio and Iowa Public Radio. She has taught her original radio essay/commentary course, “Radio Voices,” at the University of Iowa and University of Alaska Anchorage.

Sheir received her BA from Columbia University in New York City, where she also worked in Off-Broadway theater production: first with Stephen Sondheim’s Young Playwrights Inc., then with Naked Angels Theatre Company. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Iowa.


Confirmed Chefs, Mixologists, & Craft Brewers

The chefs, mixologists, & craft brewers who have generously agreed to donate their time & talents include:

  • Jake Addeo, Bibiana Osteria Enoteca
  • James Barton, Nonna’s Kitchen *exclusive VIP dish*
  • Mikala Brennan, Hula Girl – Bar & Grill
  • Gina Chersevani, Buffalo & Bergen
  • Dave Coleman & Mike McGarvey, 3 Stars Brewing Company
  • Jennifer Costa, Centrolina
  • Adam Greenberg, Barcelona
  • Joe Heskin, STK
  • Abby Hopper, Copper Fox Distillery
  • Jamie Imhof, Cinch Tonic
  • Mary Kelly, Kapnos by Mike Isabella
  • Ris Lacoste, Ris
  • Dane Nakamura, Range by Bryan Voltaggio
  • Larry Queen, BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier
  • George Rodrigues, Tico
  • Rachel Sergi, Lincoln
  • Theary So, Hank’s Oyster Bar
  • Susan Soorenko, Moorenko’s
  • Laurie Alleman Weber, The Swiss Bakery
  • Aaron Wallace, Agora


Host Committee

We are so grateful to the following individuals for joining our Host Committee and helping to ensure the success of this festive & fabulous event:

  • Jenny Backus
  • Debra Chandler
  • Cecile Conroy
  • Antigone Davis
  • Victoria Dinges
  • Kim Gandy
  • Ben Hammer
  • Jonathan Lindsley
  • Jules Polonetsky
  • Patti Seger
  • Cindy Southworth
  • Kaitlin Sullivan


Event Sponsors

Chefs Take a Stand is made possible by our generous sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please see our Tasting Menu of Sponsorship Benefits or sponsor this event now.

Presenting Sponsors








Epicurean Experience

  • The Allstate Foundation



  • Airbnb
  • Verizon


Menu Gourmand

  • Hair Cuttery
  • Mintz Levin
  • Pinterest


Luscious Lunch

  • Future of Privacy Forum
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers


Midnight Snack

  • Alex & Ani
  • Experient, a Maritz Travel Company
  • In Honor of Mrs. Dorothy LeGrand
  • Raffa, P.C.
  • Sir Speedy
  • Sweetgreen
  • Toni Everett


Event Location

Carnegie Library
801 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Parking Information
Events DC has identified over 3000 parking spaces in a three block radius of the facility. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Download the Parking Map for more information.

Public Transportation Information
Yellow/Green line
: Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center
Red/Yellow/Green line: Gallery Pl – Chinatown