Celebrity Chefs to Wow Homeless Guests – Four-Course Dinner Provides Nutrition and Dignity



Contact: Deborah Chambers 

Cell: 202-534-9965


Celebrity Chefs to Wow Homeless Guests

Four-Course Dinner Provides Nutrition and Dignity


Washington, DC—May 23, 2016—
Some of the District’s most talented chefs will lend their skills to serve a mostly forgotten population—homeless men—on May 23, 2016, at 6:00 pm in the Gales School shelter’s dining hall (65 Massachusetts Ave, NW).

Celebrity Chef Rock Harper, Hell’s Kitchen winner and president of RockSolid Creative Food Group, SugaChef owner and TV personality Chef Padua Player, Mitsitam Native Foods Café  Executive Chef Jerome Grant, Capitol Hill Crab Cakes owner Chef Horatio Davis, International Gourmet Foods Chef Joe Cacciola, and Chef Princess Green, are volunteering to prepare tasty meals for the evening’s Overnight Guests and Mission program students.

Chef Rock Harper
Chef Rock Harper Chef Padua Player

According to Chef Rock Harper, “These guys at the Mission are taking their first steps to turning their lives around. I’m just grateful to God that we can cook our brothers some good food.. This is a way we can show that we care about them and the hard work they are doing.” SugaChef owner and TV personality Chef Padua Player will take his creativity to the dessert table for a sweet finish.

Media are invited to participate in this dinner and interview chefs, Mission staff and homeless guests. Please contact Deborah Chambers at 202-534-9965 or dchambers@missiondc.org for information or to rsvp.

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Chef Harper and Chef Player are also headlining at HeART & Sole, an October 27, 2016, event featuring innovative food tastes and signature cocktails all to benefit Central Union Mission’s homeless and poor neighbors.

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Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit with its homeless shelter located at 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC  20001. In addition to its emergency shelter program, the Mission operates rehabilitative and job training programs for men, a clothing and furniture distribution center, a retreat and recreation center with a camp for underprivileged children and a ministry to families and senior citizens. www.missiondc.org.

Charity Navigator awarded Central Union Mission four out of a possible four stars, which indicates that Central Union MCharity Navigator Four Star Charityission adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.  Charity Navigator is America’s premier independent charity evaluator.



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