Capital Food Fight slated for November in virtual format

Local chefs face off to benefit DC Central Kitchen

The 2020 Capital Food Fight will be held in a virtual format this year, with some packages including the option of food and drink. Tickets to the November 18 event, which is hosted by José Andrés, Spike Mendelsohn, and additional top celebrities, are on sale now. DC Central Kitchen benefits from the fundraising event in which chefs engage in a culinary battle for top bragging rights.

2020 Capital Food Fight chefs

Check out the list of chefs hosting and appearing in the Capital Food Fight:

  • Chef José Andrés, restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn,
  • Top Chef contestant Eric Adjepong
  • Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman,
  • DC chef powerhouse, Ris Lacoste

And additional chefs will join the live feed remotely during the contest. Local personalities and broadcasters Kelly Collis and Tommy McFly will co-emcee the Capital Food Fight, The virtual event will bring into focus live views of top chefs, in addition to the competition between the following four local-area chefs:

  • Angel Barreto of Anju
  • Paolo Dungca of Peter Chang Restaurant Group
  • Peter Prime of Cane
  • Shannan Troncoso of Brookland’s Finest Bar and Kitchen

The chefs will prepare dishes that feature surprise secret ingredients as they compete for the votes of celebrity judges. A supporter package with the link to the live feed goes for $50. Below are the premium Combo packages, as provided by the Capital Food Fight organizers:

A 4-course dinner for two, delivered to residences in the DMV. The dinner menu is created by this year’s battling chefs and will be prepared and delivered by our partners at Occasions Caterers. Each dinner box will include champagne and/or wine and a signature cocktail. Vegan option available upon request. We will contact you regarding delivery instructions in advance of the event. Please provide a good email and phone number to reach you below. *if you are interested in purchasing combo package #1 for more than two people, please contact Mariah Hayes for specialized requests:

Enjoy a robust taco box for two with all the fixings from Spike Mendelsohn’s Santa Rosa Taqueria. Dinner includes make your own tacos with chips, guacamole, salad, elote corn, rice, beans, cookies and a flight of their famous margaritas! Available for pickup only on November 18, 2020. Vegetarian option available upon request.


For more information and to purchase tickets navigate to the Capital Food Fight’s website.

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