It’s a who’s who of chefs: Bryan Voltaggio of VOLT, Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen, former Top Chef Mike Isabella, Matt Hill of Charlie Palmer Steak in D.C., and James Beard Award-winning chef RJ Cooper. And they’re all cooking at an event to help out an organization called Up from Under.
The benefit is on Tuesday (Nov. 1) in D.C., but it’s worth the drive to sample what promises to be an incredible menu. Tickets are $125 and 100 percent of the proceeds will be used to help build homes for those affected by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Check out the website for more details.
This is Up from Under’s first benefit. Its founder is Nicole Wolf, a photographer who visited the country after the disaster and was deeply moved by the situation. As she writes on the nonprofit’s website, “Upon my first return from Haiti in June 2010, I knew my life was no longer the same.”
In addition to the chefs, Nicole has rallied her friends in the art, bridal, and fashion worlds to also contribute. There will be a photography art auction with photographers from all over the world and a silent auction featuring jewelry, signed sports memorabilia, and more.
But I can only imagine the wonderful food the talented chefs will be preparing.
Photo of Spike Gjerde, courtesy of starchefs.com