Sips & Suppers is a major celebration of food and community in the Washington, DC metro area. Now in its ninth 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 2.5 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 2018, Sips & Suppers will be held on the weekend of January 27–28.


On Saturday, January 27, 2018, 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.


On Sunday, January 28, 2018, 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.

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.