Tim Gunn Rallies Celebrity Chefs For Marriage Equality In Maryland
On October 24th, celebrity chefs including Jose Andres and Bryan Voltaggio will converge at Chefs for Equality, an event emceed by Tim Gunn and co-hosted by the Human Rights Campaign and food columnist David Hagedorn. At the Ritz Carlton Washington DC, they’ll join Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) in an effort to preserve Maryland’s standing marriage equality law, which is up for referendum next month.
Tickets are going for $300 a head, but if you want to feel like you’re at one of those fancy Obama dinners, you can bid on one of nine auctioned chefs tables, where celebrity chef duos will be teaming up to cook you a five-course meal. Bryan “The Quiet One” Voltaggio is paired with Michel Richard of Central, and this event solves the mystery of his offering to match donations made to Marylanders for Marriage Equality. Sommeliers will also be on hand to craft wine pairings on the fly.
Short on cash but still want to be in on the action? For $50, you can score a ticket to the after-party, held at Mike Isabella’s Graffiato.
Check here for a complete list of chefs and mixologists involved.