DC STYLE (AND FOOD) EVENT: Chefs Showcase Fashionable Creations For Sweet Charity

10th Annual Sweet Charity Showcases Local Chefs’ Fashionable Creations

Washington, DC top chefs turn chocolate and sugar into fanciful dresses and accessories to benefit local charity with national impact!

Award-winning chefs will unveil their mastery of cocoa and couture at the decadent Sweet Charity benefit event, featuring the Des Alpes Chocolate Fashion Show. Sweet Charity is co-hosted by Albert Uster Imports (AUI), a fine gourmet food company, and the Heart of America Foundation® (HOA), a DC-based nonprofit that combines volunteer service and literacy to support the needs of at-risk children in the D.C. area as well as nationwide. Proceeds will go to help HOA’s Books From The Heart™ program to provide books to children living in poverty who have few or no books of their own. Event attendees will be able to sample creations from the area’s top chefs and watch the Des Alpes Chocolate Fashion Show, featuring 15 models dressed in chocolate and edible accessories.

Event Chairs: Warren Graves, Chief of Staff, Office of the City Administrator, Executive Office of the Mayor and Barbara Hawthorn, Barbara Hawthorn Interiors, Ltd.

  • Emcee: Leon Harris and Natasha Barrett, WJLA-TV

  • More than 60 local chefs will offer sweet and savory tastings and gravity-defying chocolate sculptures

  • More than 15 local chefs will create chocolate couture for the runway

Monday, April 25, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Tasting stations, open bar, silent and live auctions
8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Awards presented for Chef of the Year and Principal of the Year
8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Des Alpes Chocolate Fashion Show

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.
1330 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20024

You can get your tickets at Heart of America.