LGBTQ rights fundraiser Chefs for Equality returns to D.C.
Chefs for Equality is back on Monday for its 10th year after a long pandemic hiatus.
Why it matters: The dynamic fundraiser wholly benefits the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's work for LGBTQ+ equality and unites the hospitality industry behind the cause.
What's happening: On October 30, more than 150 top chefs, bartenders, and bakers come together at the National Building Museum for a night of dining, sipping, and entertainment.
- Expect 40 savory tasting stations, 20 cocktail bars, and 13 private chefs' tables for seated five-course dinners amid the party.
Driving the news: This year's theme, "Plate of Emergency," nods to the national state of emergency the Human Rights Campaign issued in June in the face of increasing anti-LGBTQ+ and transgender legislation.
👑 What's new: If you've never experienced speed-drag brunch, now's the time. Guests can purchase time slots at "the diner" for brunch-y bites, cocktails, and drag performances curated Shane Mayson, formerly of Crazy Aunt Helen's.
- Other new activations include "Queerlada Shop," a Latin-style café pop-up from Colada Shop, and an exclusive Champagne & Caviar lounge.
🎂 Don't miss: The showstopper cake display is always a highlight (ditto for the sweet bites from leading pastry chefs).
Details: Tickets are available for $325 (includes all drinks and tastings) or VIP $550 for early access and the Champagne lounge.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that the event's drag performances will be curated by Shane Mayson.
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