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Foggy Bottom West End Village Presents: Two Star Chefs Who Are Making a Difference

Thursday, June 17 at 2:00 pm Register Here

Jose Andres and Ris Lacoste are making an impact on communities locally and globally. They are contributing their time, expertise and passions to bring hope and well-being to those in need, providing meals and education and are always ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work to make life better. Join us on Zoom to listen in on a conversation between Jose Andres and Ris Lacoste as they discuss what generosity of spirit means to them. Learn how they each attacked the challenge of the pandemic with their culinary expertise to provide support to the residents of Washington, D.C. They'll discuss the future of restaurants as the pandemic winds down, their own culinary experience and a look at D.C. as a foodie city. There will also be time for Q & A. from the audience. José Andres holds close both his identity as a Spanish immigrant and an American citizen, placing upon himself the responsibility of both culinary ambassador and immigrant representing the two nations. He is a visionary and a humanitarian, establishing World Central Kitchen in 2010 as a means for feeding the many – using culinary training programs to empower communities and strengthen economies as well as food disaster relief in the wake of emergencies around the globe. Ris Lacoste is a board member of the Foggy Bottom West End Village as well as several other local organizations including the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington . She is also a member of the Fresh Farm Market Board, the Kitchen Cabinet for the Smithsonian's American History Museum, and DC Women in Food. Ris serves on the Mayor's Commission of Nightlife and Culture and is a Camp CEO of the Girl Scouts of America. The Foggy Bottom West End Village awarded Ris the organization's first Torch Award for Community Spirit in 2017 for her service to the community.


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