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14th Annual DC Crab Cake Competition at Ivy City Smokehouse

June 2, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

The DC Food & Beverage Collective (DCFBC) and The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse are pleased to host the 14th Annual DC Crab Cake Competition! The contest will pit eight of the area’s top chefs against one another in a crab cake showdown utilizing Department-verified Maryland blue crab. The winning chef’s restaurant will receive funds to support a culinary intern in their kitchen.

In addition to this “main event,” students from area culinary schools or programs will compete in their own crab cake competition. The winning student will be awarded a $500 scholarship.

Guests will have the opportunity to sample each of the chef contestants’ crab cakes and cast a vote for the People's Choice award. Guests will also enjoy an oyster bar, New England clam chowder station, and other passed appetizers for which Ivy City Smokehouse is known. Selected wines, beer, tax, and gratuity are included in the price of admission.

The Competitors:

  • Marcelle Afram -- Blue Jacket
  • Angel Barreto -- Anju
  • Nathan Beauchamp -- Tiger Fork
  • Anna Bran-Leis -- Dos Mamis
  • Adam Greenberg -- Coconut Club
  • Myo Htun -- Zeppelin & Chaplin's
  • Sanjay Mandhaiya -- Pappe
  • Stephen Taylor -- Hank's Oyster Bar

Tickets: $85/person for non DCFBC members; $75/person for members


Ticket includes 8 chef signature crab cakes, oyster shucking station, smoked fish station, clam chowder station, Ivy City Smokehouse passed appetizers, and sponsored beer, wine, and liquor.

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Ivy City Smokehouse // 1356 Okie Street NW, WDC 20002