Top Chefs Cook It Up to Benefit TrueChild

by November 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm 1,750 1 Comment

TrueChild TrueFlavors Cook-Off Luis Gomez Photos Alejandra Owens

Click on the collage to go to the slide show: Monday night’s celebrity cook-off at Eatonville benefited  TrueChild. (Alejandra Owens and Luis Gomez)

Check out the slide show with photos from last night’s TrueFlavors Cook-Off.

From Alejandra Owens of One Bite At A Time

Monday night at Eatonville restaurant on 14th Street, three Top Chefs, two local chefs, a DC celeb and a journo’s wife (Ed Henry couldn’t make it) cooked their hearts out in support of TrueChild’s True Flavors Cook-Off. TrueChild is a group dedicated to ensuring children across the nation can achieve their full potential and not be held back by narrow stereotypes for boys and girls; it is headquartered in the neighborhood on Connecticut Avenue NW.

Josie Smith Malave (Top Chef Season 2) emceed the event last night in which two teams — headed by Top Chef alumn Ed Cotton and Angelo Sosa — duked it out in the Eatonville kitchen. Each team had 35 minutes to make a cocktail, appetizer, main course and dessert from a basket of ingredients they saw just moments before the TrueFlavors contest began. The ingredients included alligator, green tomatoes and other great produce.

In the end, Team Sosa was the unanimous winner of the competition, charming a judging panel comprised of children and adults. The team included Billy Klein of Cafe Saint-Ex at 14th and T NW as well as Jonathan Capehart of MSNBC/Washington Post (a kitchen-savvy young man!).

Check out our gallery for shots of all the fun!


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