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Kitchen Aid

| December 5, 2012 | Parties National

The Party Local chefs got cooking at the ninth annual Capital Food Fight. Four Iron Chef-style battles raised $600,000 for DC Central Kitchen, an initiative that employs formerly incarcerated individuals and transforms leftover food into meals for the homeless and needy.The People Anthony Bourdain of Travel Channel’s No Reservations teamed up with ThinkFoodGroup’s José Andrés, the event’s chairman, to host more than 1,000 guests. Competing chefs included Jeffrey Buben of Vidalia, Bistro Bis and the new Woodward Table; Enzo Fargione of Elisir; Guillermo Pernot of Cuba Libre and Rum Bar; and Adam Sobel of Bourbon Steak. They were judged by a foodie-TV A team: Padma Lakshmi of Top Chef, DC’s own Carla Hall of The Chew and Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern.Best In Show Buben, the food-fight champ, scored a weekend escape featuring a Cadillac ATS and a stay at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia. DC Central Kitchen founder Robert Egger also announced he was leaving DC for L.A. to spread Central Kitchen ingenuity to the West Coast. Photography by Tony Brown



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