Dozens of top chefs, including several from Maryland, will be participating in a Chefs for Equality gala tomorrow, Oct. 24, in D.C., in support of the Maryland marriage equality bill, which goes to vote on Nov. 6.
Gov. Martin O'Malley, fashion guru Tim Gunn, food columnist and cookbook author David Hagedorn, and members of the Human Rights Campaign will also be on hand.
Local participating chefs include Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen, Clayton Miller of Wit & Wisdom at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, Bryan Voltaggio of Volt, pictured, and Zoë Tsoukatos of Zoë's Chocolate Company in Frederick.
They're part of an impressive lineup of chefs that also includes José Andrés, Cathal Armstrong, RJ Cooper, and Mike Isabella, who will be hosting an after-party at his Graffiato Restaurant for $50.
The main event includes tasting stations, cocktails, fashion, and music. Personal chef tables with wine pairings are available for auction on the event's website.
The fund-raiser is being held at The Ritz-Carlton in D.C., starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online. Proceeds benefit the Human Rights Campaign Political Action Committee's advocacy for marriage equality in Maryland.
Get thee to D.C. if this is your thing.
Photo courtesy of the Chefs for Equality website