Sips & Suppers is a major celebration of food and community in the Washington, DC metro area. Now in its eighth year, Sips & Suppers began in 2009 as the brainchild of Alice Waters to raise the awareness of homelessness and hunger in the nation’s capital and to promote efforts to develop sustainable and local solutions to these challenges.
The weekend supports the wonderful work of DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table, organizations that serve the neediest individuals in the nation’s capital. Since its inception, Sips & Suppers has raised over 1 million dollars in financing for the essential programs run by these organizations. The event is proudly hosted by celebrated chefs José Andrés, Joan Nathan & Alice Waters.
In 2016, Sips & Suppers will be held on the weekend of January 23–24.
On Saturday, January 23, 2016, Sips celebrates the contribution young people make to feeding and supporting their community. This lively cocktail reception features top artisan chefs and mixologists preparing their signature dishes and drinks. Held at the dramatic space, the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue, in Washington, DC, and featuring a live band, it is a fun and educational evening. Read full details on Sips.
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On Sunday, January 24, 2016, Suppers features some of the country’s finest chefs preparing meals in private homes throughout the city. This year, we expect that Suppers will be served at more than 35 homes in the metro area to more than 700 guests. Renowned chefs from the DC region, from across the country, and, indeed, across the world, donate their time and skills to participate in these extraordinary evenings featuring great food and wine, and stimulating conversation. Read full details on Suppers.
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In light of the looming snow storm, Saturday Sips has been rescheduled to next Saturday, January 30th. The start time (6:30pm for VIP, 7:30pm for general admission) and venue (Newseum) will remain the same on this new date. We hope to see you next weekend for a stellar line up of restaurants, artisans and mixologists, and please stay safe during this inclement weather! Please note that at this time, our Suppers remain slated to take place on Sunday, January 24. Be sure to continue to follow us on social and check back to the website for updates. If you have additional questions regarding your ticket purchase, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The revenue from ticket sales for the weekend goes to the two 501(c)3 organizations supported by these events. Almost all food and wine, travel and accommodations for the chefs, the chefs’ time and venues are donated and expenses are kept to a minimum so most revenue goes directly to support the work of DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table.
About the organizations:
- For more than 25 years, DC Central Kitchen has pioneered a new model of using food as a tool to change lives. The organization provides nutritious meals to 80 nearby nonprofit partners, equips unemployed men and women to begin culinary careers, and creates healthy, scratch-cooked, locally-sourced meals for children at 10 DC schools. Through job training, healthy food distribution, and local small business partnerships, DC Central Kitchen offers path-breaking solutions to poverty, hunger, and poor health. To learn more, please visit www.dccentralkitchen.org.
- For over 35 years, Martha’s Table has worked to increase access to education, food, and opportunity in Washington, D.C., with the goal of supporting stronger children, families, and community. Martha’s Table operates free, pop-up grocery stores throughout the District, and McKenna’s Wagon, a daily mobile food delivery program for the city’s homeless. In addition, the organization runs two Martha’s Outfitters clothing shops, where families and individuals in need can shop for free, and offers premier early-childhood and out-of-school time education programs to children three months to 13 years of age. Martha’s Table provides supports that benefit thousands of District residents, and serves over 1 million meals annually. To learn more, please visit www.marthastable.org.