Sunday Supper at Union Market June 8

Hosted By The James Beard Foundation and the Good Food Merchants Guild, Event To Help Fund A Grant for Entrepreneurial Women Restaurateurs and Feature Renowned Chefs

May 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DC's acclaimed Union Market will be the setting for the third annual Sunday Supper on June 8, 2014 to benefit the James Beard Foundation, specifically the Sunday Supper Union Market Scholarship, which helps fund a grant for up-and-coming women restaurateurs.

As with any family meal, diners will share a communal table and enjoy the cooking of the chefs and food producers who make the evening possible. Local tech entrepreneurs, food enthusiasts, artists, journalists, politicians and neighborhood friends of Union Market have been invited to join the tables and spark the conversation. 

This year's meal will feature three sit-down courses and dessert. The meal will showcase Good Food Award ingredients local to the region and will be prepared by such renowned chefs as Jose Garces and Emily Luchetti, both of whom are James Beard Foundation Award winners. The full roster of chefs includes:

Jose Garces of Amada, Distrito, Tinto and Village Whiskey in Philadelphia
Emily Luchetti of Farallon in San Francisco 
Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore
Jeremiah Langhorne formerly of McCrady's in Charleston, S.C.
Nick Stefanelli of Bibiana in Washington, D.C.
John Mooney of Bidwell in Washington D.C.
Aggie Chin formerly of Palena Restaurant in Washington, D.C.
Santosh Tiptur of Co Co. Sala in Washington, D.C.
Art Smith of Art and Soul Restaurant in Washington, D.C.
Robb Duncan of Dolcezza in Washington, D.C.
Derek Brown of Columbia Room in Washington, D.C.

"Food has always been the basis of our common culture," says Jodie McLean, President and Chief Investment Officer of EDENS, developer of Union Market, and a member of JBF's National Advisory Board. "I can think of no better to way bring together a community of like-minded people than a celebration of Union Market's ongoing commitment to local and national artisans."

Sunday Supper at Union Market caps off a day-long celebration of local foods and makers. The Good Food Marketplace opens to the public at 11 am with a VIP preview at 10 am. The Marketplace assembles more than 20 award-winning artisans and small producers whose ingredients and products come from throughout the mid-Atlantic.


"Food brings us closer together. It's something we all understand. And in an international city like Washington, D.C., it's gratifying to see the universal language of good honest food taken to such heights here at Union Market."​

Jose Garces of Amada, Distrito, Tinto and Village Whiskey in Philadelphia

"Delicious food starts with high-quality ingredients, and supporting local producers and artisans just makes good sense. Sunday Supper at Union Market is a chance to not only cook with chefs I've always admired but to celebrate great local and seasonal ingredients."

—  Emily Luchetti of Farallon, San Francisco. Luchetti, author of six cookbooks, received the 2004 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef and, in 2012, was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America. She currently serves as chair of the JBF board of trustees.

"The magic happens in creating socially responsible delicious treats with locally sourced ingredients—organic, all natural, non-GMO, and hormone-free ingredients. We're extremely excited to be attending Sunday Supper at Union Market, and the exciting news of Emily Luchetti incorporating our LICK MY SPOON brand caramel sauce into her dessert creation. It's sure to be a stellar evening."

Kristine Insalaco-Gaioni, Owner, Sapore della Vita. Kristine is a Registered Nurse Case Manager who spends two evenings per week and a half-day on Sunday producing her treats. 


Administered by the James Beard Foundation, the Sunday Supper Union Market Scholarship has been conceived to inspire entrepreneurship and provide aspiring women restaurateurs with the acumen and skills to ultimately own their own business. Applicants must:

  • Be female
  • Have attained a secondary degree (Culinary or College)
  • Have at least five years of work experience in a restaurant or hotel
  • Be enrolled or planning to enroll in a licensed or accredited program of culinary, hospitality management, or management/operations continued education program
  • Submit an essay of up to 250 words describing applicant's ideal restaurant/hospitality concept and explaining their reason for entering the field

Up to one (1) scholarship of $10,000 will be granted for the institution of the applicant's choice.

Tickets for Sunday Supper are $250 per person ($200 for James Beard Foundation members). Tickets and more information about Sunday Supper and Union Market can be found at

About UNION MARKET: Union Market, located a short walk from the NoMa/Gallaudet metro, is a 45-acre district that is planned for over 7 MSF of space.  EDENS has a clear vision to redevelop the district into one of DC's most vibrant, diverse and thriving neighborhoods—a living laboratory for a sustainable urban community. Since opening in September 2012, The Market at Union Market, the acclaimed food market with over 40 local artisans, now averages 15,000 visitors per weekend and has hosted over 150 events. For more information about Union Market, please visit

For more information about the James Beard Foundation, please visit For more information about the Good Food Awards, please visit

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For further information: Jamie Kronfeld, London Misher Public Relations, 37 West 57th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10019, O: 212-759-2800, M: 201-218-6188, [email protected]