Chef José Andrés & Friends Presents Dine-N-Dash, DC

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When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 @ 6-10PM & 10PM (After-Party)

Hot Spot: Penn Quarter & 14th Street & MGM National Harbor (After-Party), Washington, DC

Deets: On Wednesday, June 6, 36 of D.C.’s best restaurants will participate in José Andrés’ annual summer culinary event, Dine N' Dashbenefiting World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit of chefs creating smart solutions to hunger and poverty across the globe. For one night, guests can leave their wallets at home and enjoy endless food and drink in the dine-worthy Penn Quarter and 14th Street neighborhoods.

Founded by Andrés in 2010, World Central Kitchen has paved the way among chefs for philanthropic endeavors first offering aid following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti; and later in 2017, assisting in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, then immediately following with its largest relief effort to date, feeding over 3.5 million victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Since arriving to the devastated island in September [2017], World Central Kitchen became the largest hot-meal emergency feeding operation on the island, with the help of dozens of chefs and over 20,000 volunteers under the #ChefsForPuertoRico movement.

World Central Kitchen will be celebrating these efforts during the Puerto Rico House pop-up at the National Union Building (918 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004). The pop-up will feature cuisine from the #ChefsForPuertoRico [hashtag created to highlight this life-saving work] team, including Jose Enrique and Wilo Benet, live music, and other activations celebrating the generosity and resiliency of the people of Puerto Rico.

“I am excited to welcome my friends from #ChefsForPuertoRico to Dine-N-Dash to celebrate and recognize their leadership,” Andrés said. “This night will celebrate the strength and generosity of the people of Puerto Rico and show that this island is stronger than ever before.”

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. 

Who You May Spot: This year’s event hosted by WCK founder José Andrés will featured guest Puerto Rican chefs Wilo Benet and Jose Enrique, on-site at Puerto Rico House, Dine N’ Dash official pop-up restaurant dedicated to the island’s culture.

About Chef Wilo Benet
Chef Wilo Benet is an author, television host and owner of the restaurant Pikayo, located in San Juan. He has been an integral participant in the partnership relief effort on the island lending personal support to Andres.

About Chef Jose Enrique
Chef Jose Enrique is the owner of Jose Enrique Restaurant, which garnered a nod from Conde Nast Traveler on its international list of best new restaurants shortly after its opening in 2007. He was chosen as a Semifinalist for the 2013 James Beard Foundation award in the category of "Best Chef South", marking the first time in history a Puerto Rican chef has participated in this award. Enrique has, likewise, been a keystone of the rebuilding projects across the island working side by side to achieve stunning benchmarks of support on the still-ravaged island.

About World Central Kitchen
World Central Kitchen is a network of chefs creating smart solutions to hunger and poverty. Its mission, to empower people to be part of the solution, with a focus on health, education, jobs, and social enterprise. Since its inception, WCK work has affected communities in Brazil, Cambodia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua, Zambia, and the United States – continuing to have a global impact on those it serves.

About José Andrés
Recently honored with the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year award and named of one TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, José Andrés continues to make his mark on humanity as an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, humanitarian, and chef and owner of ThinkFoodGroup. He is a committed advocate of food and hunger issues and is known for championing the role of chefs in the national debate on food policy. This work has earned him awards and distinctions such as Outstanding American by Choice, awarded by President Barack Obama and the McCall-Pierpaoli humanitarian award, among many others. For more information, visit www.joseandres.com.

Hint For The Average Socialite: General Admission tickets: $150, VIP tickets: $400. 

Get your tickets early! Purchases made during the month of March will receive $25 off GA tickets, and $50 off VIP tickets! These will sell out!

VIP ticketholder benefits:
- Pre-reception from 5:30pm-7:00pm with José Andrés and special guests
- Pedicab transportation throughout the night
- Access to four VIP only restaurants
- Exclusive VIP after party from 9:30pm – 11:30pm with José Andrés and special guests

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