14th Annual Blue Jeans Ball

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April 23, 2017
Washington Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
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VIP Reception: 5 – 6pm
General Event: 6 – 9pm 


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Buy your tickets
 for the 14th annual Blue Jeans Ball, the Capital Area Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser of the year, supporting men, women, children, and families in need! Each $200 ticket provides 500 meals to our neighbors in need. Click here to view photos from last year’s event.

Blue Jeans Ball Host Committee Co-Chairs:

Chef Chairs

Ryan Ratino

Ryan Ratino joined Ripple as executive chef after a year working under prolific restaurateur and chef Richard Sandoval, developing menus for his international hotel restaurants as well as curating a 14 course tasting counter at Masa 14.


Thrive DC
Congressional Seafood Co.
Occidental Grill & Seafood
The Palm Restaurant (DC & Tysons Corner, VA)
Cafe Dupont
Two Acre Farm
Chouquette Chocolates
Captain Cookie and the Milkman
Fig & Olive DC
The Melting Pot
The Pub & The People
Zeke’s Coffee DC
Summer House Santa Monica
Stella Barra Pizzeria
Sweet Pearlz Cheesecakes
Boss Shepherds
Town Hall
Nazca Mochica
Sodexo/ Howard University
Revive Events & Catering
Arroz by Mike Isabella
Fourth Estate at the National Press Club
Colada Shop

Interested in having a tasting station at the event? Click here to complete the participation form.


Gina Chersevani

Gina Chersevani built her career and reputation leading the DC beverage scene in developing cocktail menus and beverage programs for institutions such as Poste Moderne Brasserie, Rasika and Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s gastropub EatBar and restaurant Tallula. In 2012 she opened her 1930s style soda counter, Buffalo & Bergen, and serves up drink and nosh which are a nod to her own roots and drinks of days past. In the summer of 2013 she and two  friends came together to open Suburbia, a 1967 Airstream trailer bar that has become one of the hottest things to do each summer in Washington.

If you are interested in hosting a beverage station, please complete the mixologist participation form.


Virginia Gold Cup Association
Freed Photography
Irene Abdou Photography
Reston Limousine
Fig and Olive
Occidental Grill and Seafood
Capital Fringe
Mosaic Theater Company of DC
Blues Alley
From the Farmer
Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, The
Dance Place
Wintergreen Resort
Theater J
Silver Stars Gymnastics
Nellie’s Sports Bar
Geppetto Catering
Bluemont Connection, The
Lee’s Photography
Councilmember Charles Allen, Ward 6
Washington Nationals
DC United
Jane Callen
Pizzeria Paradiso
NFL Players Association
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Ann Hand LLC
Chaia DC
Ridgewells Catering
Charles Schwartz & Son
Diane Willkens
Thomas Fallon Photography
Handcrafted Portraits
Sea Glass Fine Art Photography
Neda Ulaby
Montgomery County Woodturners
Xtreme Xperience
I.M.P./9:30 Club
I. Gorman Jewelers
SAFE Alliance, The
Trust for the National Mall
Elite Tarot
Del Frisco’s Grille
Via Umbria
Jack Simpson
Frye Company, The
Dubliner, The
Sixth Engine
Town Hall
Awesome Con
Washington Wizards
Tampa Airport Marriott
Santiago Marriott Hotel
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Chincoteague Island
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
Wailea Beach Resort
Sandaway Waterfront Lodging
Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
Renaissance Paris Vendôme
The Inn at Opryland Gaylord
Four Seasons Washington DC
Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel
Key Bridge Marriott
Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

Please complete the auction item agreement form if you are interested in donating to the silent or live auction.


Designer – Providing 62,500 meals each:
Delta Airlines

Custom Fit – Providing 25,000 meals each:
Giant Food
Harris Teeter
The J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Marriott International, Inc.
Michael Beriss & Jean Carlson
Pepco Holdings

Dark Blue – Providing 12,500 meals each:
Aim NationaLease
Allen Chapel AME
Altamirano Consulting
Constellation, an Exelon Company
CPR Multimedia Solutions
Giant Food
Hilton Hotels
Human Solutions, Inc.
John and Diane Hynes
Logan Title
Peter & Marla Schnall
Protiviti Inc.
Ratner Companies
Safeway Inc.
Sherry and Martin Franks
Shoppers Food and Pharmacy
Silver Stars Gymnastics
STG International
Trident DMG
Wegmans Food Markets
Wells Fargo

Help us reach our fundraising goal! Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits or contact Christel Hair at chair@capitalareafoodbank.org.

Questions? Please contact events@capitalareafoodbank.org.

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Master of Ceremonies:

Scott Thuman, ABC7 News

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