Leave your wallet at home and dine in 30 of DC's hottest restaurants in Penn Quarter and 14th Street. Join José Andrés, Andrew Zimmern and Ted Allen at the 5th annual Dine-N-Dash benefiting World Central Kitchen. Tickets: $125 at https://dinendash.info/
DINE-N-DASH RETURNS TO WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 7 TO SUPPORT WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN
The International Organization Founded by José Andrés Takes Aim at World Hunger and Poverty
March 1, 2017 – Today, World Central Kitchen opens ticket sales for Dine-N-Dash, the primary annual fundraiser for José Andrés’s international organization focused on smart solutions to hunger and poverty. The June 7 event is a raucous progression with the anticipated participation of more than 30 of Washington, D.C.’s best restaurants, and includes appearances by nationally recognized food celebrities, including Andrew Zimmern.
“We are excited to be having our fifth Dine-N-Dash this year!” Andrés said. “I cannot believe it has already been five years. We have a goal of raising $500,000 for World Central Kitchen, and it is incredible that in our first year we raised $75,000, and now we are hoping to raise a half a million dollars. I am so happy to see how this event has grown.”
Now in its fifth year, Dine-N-Dash aims to raise over $500,000 to support World Central Kitchen’s smart solutions to hunger and poverty, which include food safety and sanitation training, building school kitchens, clean cookstove conversion, and job creation. The D.C.-based brainchild of celebrated chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen operates under the direction of Brian MacNair, mobilizing its Chef Network to tackle issues of poverty and hunger in a growing list of countries that includes Haiti, Cambodia, Zambia, and the Dominican Republic. Chefs like Victor Albisu, Tom Colicchio and Erik Bruner-Yang have travelled with the organization for on-the-ground action and instruction.
"We have a lot of fantastic fundraising events in D.C., but Dine-N-Dash is really something special,” MacNair said. “We don’t hold this in a food hall or event space. We bring our community of supporters into the restaurants to experience not only the chef’s food, but the feel and design of their spaces and the character of the neighborhood. World Central Kitchen is all about connecting a global food community for the betterment of all, and Dine-N-Dash reflects that idea in a really fun way.”
Dine-N-Dash will take place on June 7 from 6-10pm. This year, over 30 restaurants are expected to participate, a huge increase from the six that took part in the event’s first year. Originally located in Penn Quarter, the Charles Schwab-sponsored event is now split evenly between the original neighborhood and the busy 14th Street corridor. Guests select a starting restaurant when they buy a ticket, and from there progress from establishment to establishment at their whim, with each offering a selection of 6-8 dishes and 4-6 drinks. There will be live music at many of the participating restaurants, and a selection of the city’s finest food trucks will ensure that even trips between restaurants will be delicious.
VIP ticketholders will be invited to the VIP–only pre-party pop-up sponsored by MGM National Harbor that brings Andrés’s FISH and the Voltaggio Brothers Steakhouse to Penn Quarter at a soon-to-be disclosed location. The pre-party will be hosted by Andrés and attended by celebrity chefs, including Andrew Zimmern and Ted Allen. The pop-up space will open to the public at 7pm.
Price: General Admission: $125, VIP: $400
Tickets: Available today at https://dinendash.info/
About World Central Kitchen
World Central Kitchen is an international organization that focuses on smart solutions to hunger and poverty founded by world-renowned chef José Andrés. World Central Kitchen uses the expertise of its global Chef Network to empower people to be part of the solution, with a focus on health, education, and jobs. World Central Kitchen’s initiatives include working with local partners on building school kitchens, teaching food safety and sanitation, upgrading schools to cleaner cooking, and teaching the next generation of chefs at WCK’s Culinary School in Haiti. The Chef Network calls on chefs from around the world to help with curriculum building, kitchen design and hands-on professional development.