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Chefs Take a Stand 2018

Chefs Take a Stand to End Domestic Violence is not your average gala: the food is delicious – the attire is comfortable – the speeches are few. Come for the food, stay for the cause, and leave knowing you did your part to help end domestic violence this October.

Featuring a selection of Washington, DC’s best chefs and mixologists, this event will mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

WHEN: Monday, October 1, 2018

  • VIP Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 PM
  • General Admission: 6:30 to 9:00 PM

WHERE: Dock 5 at Union Market

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2018 Featured Chefs & Mixologists

Our list of chefs is still in formation, check back for updates!

Contact us at events(at)nnedv.org if you would like to get involved by participating as a featured chef, mixologist, sommelier, or craft brewer.

  • Dimo Kolouas* | Agora*
  • Juan Rivera | Barcelona*
  • TBA | The Coupe
  • Anthony Grasso* | Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar*
  • Durrell Washington | DNV Rooftop
  • Kevin Tien | Himitsu
  • Mikala Brennan* | Hula Girl Bar And Grill*
  • Braeden Bumpers* & Zac Kennedy* | McClintock Distilling Co.*
  • Matt Cockrell | Mintwood Place
  • Jake Addeo* | Occidental Grill & Seafood
  • Emma Quinn* | Port City Brewing*
  • Joel Finkelstein* & Leah Gates* | Qualia Coffee*
  • Ris Lacoste* | Ris*
  • Kamal Chanaka* & Dina Vazquez | Smith Commons*
  • Tim Harley* | Spoonfulls Catering*
  • Thomas Harvey* | Tuscarora Mill*, Fire Works Pizza*, & South Street Under*
  • Naderia Wynn* | Independent Mixologist

*Returning participant

Contact us at events(at)nnedv.org if you would like to get involved by participating as a featured chef.


2018 Sponsors

NNEDV is deeply grateful to the following sponsors for their commitment to ending domestic violence. Learn more about sponsoring this event .

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Allstate Foundation Purple Purse


  • Facebook
  • Allstate Foundation Purple Purse
  • Google

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact us at events(at)nnedv.org.


2018 Host Committee:

Interested in joining the host committee? Contact us at events(at)nnedv.org.


What to Expect:

Chefs Take a Stand is not your average gala: the food is delicious – the attire is comfortable – the speeches are few. Come for the food, stay for the cause, and leave knowing you did your part to help end domestic violence this October.

See more photos from last year’s event here.