In its seventh year, Suppers features renowned chefs from the DC region, from across the country, and some from across the world, preparing extraordinary meals in homes throughout the city to help address the issues of homelessness and poverty in our nation’s capital. Chefs, working together in pairs, donate their time and skills to participate in these incomparable evenings while hosts graciously provide their houses for the evening. And guests get to watch and chat with the chefs as they prepare the meal. The highlight of Suppers is great food and wine, and stimulating conversation.
During the meal, dinner hosts and representatives from Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen lead discussions about how these organizations are helping the neediest in our commumity - and what guests can do to help. Almost all food and wine is donated. Wine is provided by some of the world’s leading vineyards and wineries. And volunteers graciously help serve the meal.
Suppers have proven to be a warm and hospitable evening filled with a loyal following. Each dinner is small with 16–20 seats available. If you would like to be invited to one of the Suppers, kindly go the Eventbrite website and indicate your interest in attending. Register early! In the past four years, all of the dinners have sold out.
Martha’s Table supports stronger children, stronger families and stronger community by making healthful food and quality learning more accessible. For 35 years, Martha’s Table has served as an important community partner, helping neighbors access the skills and resources needed to earn, learn and lead through life. Martha’s Table’s Healthy Eating programs include 22 free pop-up grocery markets across the District of Columbia and McKenna’s Wagon, a 365-days-a-year mobile food delivery program that serves three Washington, D.C. locations nightly. It also operates two Martha’s Outfitters clothing shops in the District and offers premier early-childhood, after-school and out-of-school time education programs to children ages three months to 13 years. For more information, please visit www.marthastable.org.
DC Central Kitchen uses food as a tool to change lives. Each day, the Kitchen serves up 10,000 balanced meals packed with fresh, local produce. Half of these meals are delivered to area homeless shelters, after-school programs, and other nonprofit organizations serving low-income DC residents. The other half are prepared in DC public and private schools, making DCCK the only nonprofit in America conducting a full-service healthy school meal program. They also offer an acclaimed Culinary Job Training program that empowers at-risk, unemployed adults to embark on new careers. Many program graduates go on to work in their busy kitchens, supporting DCCK’s direct service programs and social enterprise activities. To learn more, please visit www.dccentralkitchen.org.