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Eat.Drink.Dance…Change Lives

By Jana Robinson March 10, 2010

Chances are if you have been in the D.C. area for a while, then you’ve probably attended at least one black tie affair.  But have you ever been to a ball where you can throw on your favorite pair of jeans and still get the experience of a formal event?  Whether it’s your Seven’s or your Levi’s, the Capital Area Food Bank’s Blue Jeans Ball provides the opportunity to wear jeans, eat delicious food from the areas top restaurants and support a great cause at the same time.

This year, we have the support of talented chef co-chairs Michel Richard, Peter Smith, Christopher Willis, David Guas and 30 additional restaurants who will serve up their signature dishes at the Marriott Wardman Park. In a span of three hours you can experience some of D.C.’s favorite restaurants without traveling far.  B Smith’s, Occidental Grill & Seafood, Jackson 20, Eatonville, PS 7’s, Black’s Bar & Kitchen, Bezu, Farmers & Fishers along with many other restaurants will be involved. 
We are trying something new this year – not only are we highlighting delicious foods, but we are inviting pastry chefs to create food themed cakes commemorating our 30th Anniversary.  I can’t wait to see the unique and creative designs the chefs cook up!  Guests will also be able to vote on their favorite cake and then sample it later.  Some of the chefs coming up with sweet creations are Michel Richard, Josh Short, David Guas, among others. 
This is the CAFB’s 7th  Blue Jeans Ball and my 4th year leading the charge as the Special Events Manager; and it has been exciting to see how it’s grown.  I believe that people keep coming back because they are experiencing something different than what the other galas offer.  Guests can relax, eat delicious food, bid on unique live and silent auction items, and most importantly, support a great cause – the issue of hunger. You can’t beat that!
No need to think about it any further, join us on Sunday, March 28th at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel!  Click here to get your reservation now.  Hope to see you there…making a statement in your jeans!