Embassy Chef 2016


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Taste the World in One Night ! 

Cultural Tourism DC first launched the Embassy Chef Challenge as a gala fundraiser in March 2009, and continued to produce the event through 2015.  Our partner Events DC began producing the Embassy Chef Challenge in 2016.

Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge Presented by TCMA has been a staple of Cultural Tourism DC's Passport DC program, a month-long celebration of Washington DC's diplomatic community, since 2019. An event that can only happen in the District, which is home to more than 190 embassies, the Challenge provides a setting for culinary diplomacy to thrive as a diverse group of highly regarded chefs from around the world prepare an authentic sip and bite from their homeland for attendees to taste. In addition to the small plates, there is also a sips-and-sweets pavilion with wine, cocktails and desserts.

The event prizes include a People's Choice Award and a Judges' Award, as well as Best Beverage, Best-Dressed Booth and much more!  Click here to see pictures from the 2019 event. 

  • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
  • Polish embassy Chef Andrzej Bielach with guests from 2016
  • Spicy salmon salad
  • Atlantic red crab meat with passion fruit and plantain chips
  • Islim kebap with veiled rice
  • Holiday pilav "Bayram Palowi"

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