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Sips & Suppers

January 26, 2020 - 12:30pm

A Celebration of Food & Community in Our Nation’s Capital

An event benefiting the mission of Martha’s Table to support strong children, strong families, and strong communities in Washington, DC

Sips & Suppers is a major celebration of food and community in Washington, DC. It was founded 2009 by noted chefs José Andrés, Joan Nathan, and Alice Waters to raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity in our nation’s capital, while advancing local, sustainable solutions to these challenges. More than a decade later, this experiment succeeded beyond their wildest ambitions. Since its inception, Sips & Suppers has raised nearly $4.5 million, providing more than 9 million healthy meals to DC residents.

Taking place on January 26, 2020, (with a few Suppers happening in the following weeks) the event enters its 12th year and will offer intimate dinners hosted in private homes throughout the DC region, featuring renowned local and national chefs. These exclusive suppers combine custom menus crafted by top culinary talent with the vibrancy and robust conversation of a family meal, creating a truly unique dining experience.


Hosts and chefs offer their time, talents, and homes to participate in these special evenings of exceptional food, wine, and conversation. For the first time ever, in 2020, 100% of proceeds from Sips & Suppers will benefit Martha’s Table, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting strong children, strong families, and strong communities in the District of Columbia by increasing access to healthy food. This year's Sips & Suppers consists of 24 intimate dinners in homes across the Washington, DC area, with most of the Suppers this year being by invitation of the host only; howeverl there are some Suppers where supporters can purchase tickets to attend. If you are interested in attending a Supper and supporting Martha's Table, please contact Sips & Suppers manager, Ann McCarthy ( for more information.

José Andrés, Joan Nathan & Alice Waters

Washington Metropolitan Area