And Helped D.C. Central Kitchen Raise $638,000
Bloomia was thrilled to sponsor a hugely successful food fight in Washington D.C that drew over 1,000 people. Wait, it’s not what you think! Unlike most fighting in D.C., the Capital Food Fight is a fun night where top chefs battle it out, all in the name of charity. The amazing event, founded by superstar chef and all-around good guy, José Andrés, raised $638,000 for D.C. Central Kitchen. The money helps D.C. Central Kitchen, a nonprofit, annually serve 3 million meals to adults and children in need, as well as train at-risk adults for careers in professional kitchens.
Bloomia happily provided cut flowers to the Speakeasy room where attendees enjoyed signature cocktails and fresh oysters. Being part of Capital Food Fight was wonderful for us because not only did our flowers bring the décor alive, but we joined a movement to create positive change for at-risk communities. We especially admire D.C. Central Kitchen’s professional culinary training program for former addicts, prisoners, and homeless people. Providing a second chance at a new career fits exactly with Bloomia’s Mission.
We’d like to give a special thanks to Mariah Hayes and Liz Reinert who made it possible for us to participate in this year’s Capital Food Fight. And of course we extend a huge congrats to the winner, Chef Miranda Rosenfelt of Sally’s Middle Name. She scored big with her final seafood stuffing and roast oysters dish. D.C. Central Kitchen has wonderful photos to share on their Facebook page.
If you’d like to find out how Bloomia can support your charity fundraiser contact us! Through our 'Blooms for Hope' initiative, we partner with organizations and people set on making a positive impact and use our flowers as a resource to help them reach their fundraising goals.
Images by DC Central Kitchen.