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Embassy Chef Challenge

Embassy Chef Challenge

WHAT: The Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge is a gathering of Embassy chefs from around the world, showcasing the unique flavors of their home countries in a friendly, delicious culinary competition. With more than 10 embassies already confirmed to participate, the 2024 Challenge offers an immersive, global foodie experience only possible in Washington, DC. 

Attendees will travel the world with their taste buds, sampling bites and beverages from the participating countries while chefs compete to win the coveted People’s Choice Award, chosen by guests’ votes and announced alongside the Judges’ Choice, selected by a panel of influential members of the diplomatic, cultural and culinary communities. 

“I am thrilled to announce Events DC’s international cultural programming, which will celebrate the diverse communities that call Washington, DC home,” said Events DC President and CEO Angie M. Gates. “This year, we will kick-off festivities at the iconic Union Station with the Embassy Chef Challenge and showcase rich cultures from around the world through food, drink and more. I encourage everyone to join Events DC and our partners to celebrate the District’s culinary scene through unforgettable events and activities.”

With more than 175 embassies in Washington DC,  this international culinary competition is a uniquely DC, one-of-a-kind, culturally enticing experience, not just in America, but around the globe. This prestigious culinary event is expected to sell out once again, attracting passionate and adventurous epicures for a light-hearted evening of cultural indulgence. 

The 13th annual iteration of the Challenge not only encourages, exemplifies and celebrates culinary diplomacy but will also highlight the global achievements of the area’s awe-inspiring musicians, dancers and singers from around the world. 

WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2024, 6:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20002

WHO:     Countries already confirmed include:

  • Barbados
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Hungary 
  • Malawi
  • Morocco 
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan

Events DC is also happy to announce that Giant is a new partner aligning with the Embassy Chef Challenge this year.  

PRICE: General Admission - $150

Tickets include all the global sips and bites and live entertainment. 

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