About the Event



Save the date! Our sixth annual Chefs for Equality will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Dock5 at Union Market.


Chefs for Equality brings together the capital region's top chefs, pastry chefs and mixologists for an evening of food, cocktails and music to benefit the fight for full LGBTQ equality. The event features savory tasting and drink stations headed by renowned chefs and mixologists from the D.C.-area, as well as eight personal chef tables -- an opportunity to dine with celebrity chefs for a lavish five-course meal in the middle of the action during the evening. In addition to impressive fare, an auction is also held.

Chefs for Equality is an event to advance the fight for LGBTQ equality through the work of the HRC Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

The HRC Foundation works to educate the public and provides training and model policies that alter the fundamental nature of the institutions that govern the everyday lives of LGBTQ people everywhere. The HRC Foundation touches every aspect of LGBTQ life with programs that target our most sensitive and vulnerable interactions:

  • Helping with equal access to adoption and foster care

  • Creating respectful and supportive school environments

  • Helping healthcare providers increase LGBTQ competency

  • Engaging in dialogue around LGBTQ equality in faith communities

  • Helping corporate America adopt inclusive workplace policies and practices

  • Leveraging our domestic work to have an international impact

The HRC Foundation enhances the lived experiences of LGBTQ people and their families by changing hearts and minds across the country and beyond.

Thank you to everyone who helped make our fifth annual event a success!

Host Committee
David Hagedorn, Ashley Arias, Maddy Beckwith, Adam Bernbach, Nadine Brown, Meaghan Donohoe, Anthony Hesselius, Mark Indre, Aba Kwawu, Jackie Ludden, Amanda McClements, Nycci Nellis, Amber Pfau, Simone Rathle, Maria Trabocchi, Christopher Vazquez, Adra Williams, Sara Williams, Sebastian Zutant

Event Design
Christopher Vazquez & Rick Davis, Amaryllis Floral + Event Design
Chefs for Equality; Amaryllis Floral + Event Design

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Save the date!

Our sixth annual Chefs for Equality event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Dock5 at Union Market. Be sure to check back for more information.
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