To Do: Chef’s Best Dinner and Auction

Where will The Next Food Network Star’s Teddy Folkman, Inn at Little Washington’s Patrick O’Connell, and star bartender Gina Chersevani be on Monday night? They’re just a few of the big names who will be dishing out goodies at Chef’s Best, the annual dinner and auction benefitting Food and Friends, a charity that delivers meals to people with life-threatening illnesses. A total of 60 area chefs, pastry chefs, and bartenders will be on hand for the walk-around tasting dinner, held at the Hilton Washington Hotel (1919 Connecticut Ave., NW). There will be live and silent auctions with culinary scores like an in-home dinner for six prepared by Folkman, a master class and chef’s table meal with O’Connell, a farmer’s market tour and lunch with Spezie’s Cesare Lanfranconi, and a wine trip to San Francisco and Sonoma.

Tickets, $225 each, are available here. A VIP tasting begins at 5:30, and the main dinner begins at 6:30.

More>> Best Bites Blog | Food & Dining | Restaurant Finder

Don’t Miss Another New Restaurant—Get Our Food Newsletter

The latest in Washington’s food and drink scene.

Or, see all of our newsletters. By signing up, you agree to our terms.
Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.