Local Food Personalities at 4th Annual Brainfood Grill-Off and Fundraiser

WHAT:   This outdoor grilling competition and fundraiser features teams of local chefs, amateur cooks and Brainfood program graduates. Using a pantry of secret ingredients (a la Iron Chef), teams will present their dishes to a panel of local food personalities for judgement.

Brainfood uses food and cooking to teach life skills and health living to our area’s youth in a safe and positive environment.  100 percent of ticket sales will help Brainfood to continue offering after-school and summer programs.

WHO:   Chefs include: Daniel Giusti, 1789; Kyle Bailey, Birch & Barley; Kevin Villalovos, Cure; Dean Gold, Dino; Teddy Folkman, Granville Moore’s; Shannon Overmiller, The Majestic; Glenn Babcock, Nage; Bryan Moscatello, Zola and Potenza.

Auction items include: 

  • Dinner for two with Tom Sietsema, food critic for The Washington Post
  • Private cooking class for ten, with breakfast pastries, lunch and wine with 1789’s Executive Chef Daniel Giusti and Pastry Chef Travis Olson, RAMMY Pastry Chef of the Year 2009
  • Italian dinner for eight with wine pairings at Potenza, with Executive Chef Bryan Moscatello


Auctioneer and emcee: Leon Harris, news anchor, WJLA-TV. 

Special guests and celebrity judges will be announced soon!

WHEN:   Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

WHERE:   Decatur House on Lafayette Square, 1610 H Street, NW, Washington DC

TICKETS:   $75/person, including hors d’oeuvres, buffet, wine tasting, and open bar. Casual attire.

MORE INFO:   Contact Paul Dahm at paul@brain-food.org or 301.529.2679

www.brain-food.org; Twitter: @BrainfoodDC; www.facebook.com/brainfoodDC 

MEDIA: Access to chefs, Brainfood leadership and program graduates.  Encouraged to live-tweet and live-blog from the event.

Photographers and videographers welcome.  RSVP to Karen Sippel at Karen.sippel@gmail.com