Chefs Behind Bars

June 14, 2016

In Advance: $45
6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Donovan Rooftop

1155 14th Street, NW
Washington , District Of Columbia


Enjoy cocktails made by your favorite chefs!

Have you ever wondered what your favorite chefs like to drink? Or what their favorite foodie cocktail ingredients are? Well here’s your chance to find out!

On Tuesday, June 14th, join six top DC chefs for Chefs Behind Bars, a cocktail event to benefit No Kid Hungry's work to end childhood hunger in America. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Washingtonians can enjoy signature drinks concocted by the city's most renowned talent held at the DNV Rooftop.

All proceeds from the event go towards helping No Kid Hungry make sure all kids have the healthy food they need, every day. At the end of the evening, Judges' Choice and People's Choice winners will be chosen as reigning Chefs Behind Bars!

Yo Matsuzaki | Zentan

Matt Adler | Osteria Morini
Jonathan Dearden | Radiator
Ryan Hackney | Bibiana
Seng Luangrath | Thip Khao
Ed Scarpone | DBGB Kitchen and Bar

Jake Emen | Man Talk Food
Kelly Magyarics | Freelance Writer
Cori Sue Monis | Bitches Who Brunch


Contact Julianne Gambert at, 202-478-6575

Thank you to everyone who came to Stanton & Greene on May 28! 

Congratulations to our winners!

Photo by Jai Williams

Judges' Choice
Doron Petersan

People's Choice
Mariah Tysz


Kyle Bailey
Birch & Barley

Russell Jones
Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Hamilton Johnson

Adrian Salazar
Mango Tree

Louis Goral
Rural Society

Doron Petersan
FareWell | Sticky Fingers Eats & Sweets

Mariah Tysz
Juniper at The Fairmont Washington, D.C.

If you have any questions, please contact Samantha DeNafo at

September 29

Judges' Choice Winner
Tiffany MacIsaac
People's Choice Winner
Andrew Markert

Joseph Evans | The Gryphon
Jason Gehrig | Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.
Danny Lee | Mandu
Tiffany MacIsaac | Buttercream Bakeshop
Andrew Markert | Beuchert's Saloon
Harper McClure | BRABO
Matt O'Herron | Sona Creamery
George Rodrigues | Tico

Chef Katsuya Fukushima | Daikaya
Nevin Martell | freelance food writer
Chef Rock Harper | winner of Hell's Kitchen
Chef Greg Silverman | Share Our Strength
Cori Sue Morris | Bitches Who Brunch

July 30

Judges' Choice Winner
George Pagonis
People's Choice Winner
Doug Alexander

Bart Vandaele | Belga Cafe and B Too
Douglas Alexander | Art and Soul
Frank Paris | Sona Creamery
Frederick de Pue | Table and Menu MBK
George Pagonis | Kapnos
Marjorie Meek-Bradley | Ripple and Roofer's Union

Gina Chersevani | Buffalo & Bergen
Amanda McClements | Salt & Sundry
Nycci Nellis | The List Are You On It?
Jessica Sidman | Washington City Paper
Owen Thomson | Bar Pilar, Cafe Saint-Ex and President, DC Craft Bartender's Guild

June 26

Judges' Choice Winner
Jonah Kim
People's Choice Winner
Amy Brandwein

Wes Morton | Art and Soul
Amy Brandwein | Alba Osteria
Matt Hill | Lyon Hall, Liberty Tavern and Northside Social
Jonah Kim
Spike Mendelsohn | Bernaise, Good Stuff Eatery and We, The Pizza
Jesse Miller | Bar Pilar
Dmitri Moshovitis | Cava Mezze
Nick Stefanelli | Bibiana

Gina Chersevani | Buffalo & Bergen
Derek Brown | Columbia Room, The Passenger, Mockingbird Hill, Eat the Rich and Southern Efficiency
Duane Sylvestre | Bourbon Steak

Nycci Nellis | The List Are You On It?
Missy Frederick | Eater DC
Laura Hayes | Thrillist 

Check out photos from the Union Market event here and photos from the Rooftop and Pool at the Liaison Capitol Hill here and here

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