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Embassy Chef Challenge

2020 Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge Cancelled
UPDATE 8/27/20: For the safety of our guests, we had originally postponed the 2020 with the hopes that we could hold it later this year. Unfortunately, we are now having to cancel the event altogether for 2020.

Though we won’t be able to celebrate in person, we hope that you will join us virtually through Embassy Chef Challenge programming on an all-new platform called GATHER by Events DC later in 2020. Stay tuned for news and information on the launch and how to tune in!
Taste the world in one night stamp


Sample authentic dishes representing Africa, The Americas, Asia, Caribbean, and Europe, all prepared by an embassy chef.


Sip exotic cocktails, wines, beers, liquors, and other beverages unique to countries around the world.


Experience a mix of global cultures through live performances by musicians and dancers throughout the evening.


Enjoy a variety of culturally diverse, live musical performances, ranging from vocalists to instrumentalists.

Stay tuned for the rescheduled event date and ticket sale dates

The 12th annual Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge celebrates culinary diplomacy and provides a uniquely DC opportunity to taste authentic food and drinks from embassy chefs representing all regions of the world.

An array of international performances including musicians and dancers provide the entertainment throughout the evening. In no other city can you experience in a single evening the variety of delicious, authentically-prepared global cuisine and diverse, live cultural performances. Cultural diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of the Challenge. Attendees should bring an empty stomach, open mind and be prepared to take a culinary journey around the world. 

Come early, stay late!  After experiencing each embassy station to sample the sips and bites, be part of the excitement to see which chefs win the Judge’s Choice awards, voted on by an esteemed panel of culinary experts. The People's Choice winner offers attendees the opportunity to vote for their favorite selections!

Read about the history of the Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge

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