Bryan Voltaggio will host his third annual benefit dinner to fight childhood hunger on Sept. 13 at Volt, his flagship Frederick restaurant. Joining him this time will be brother Michael Voltaggio, his onetime "Top Chef" competitor and now the chef at Ink in Los Angeles, and Matt Orlando, chef de cuisine at Noma in Copenhagen.
This is a big-ticket item. Tickets are $750 per person. There are also Chef's Kitchen seats available for $1,250 and at Table 21 for $2,000.
It's all to benefit Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger. The Sept. 13 Volt dinner is one in a series hosted by notable chefs each year. The first two Volt dinners have raised over $200,000, according to Share Our Strength. Bryan Voltaggio was named the organization's Restaurateur of the Year in 2010.
Also, Share Our Strength president Tom Nelson will join Martin O'Malley [invited] and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for a panel discussion on hunger in the classroom and to release a national survey, "Hunger In Our Schools: Share Our Strength's Teachers Report 2012," at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville on Aug. 23.
You can make reservations at 202-478-6528 or go to Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry