Top Spanish, Indian, and American Chefs to Empower India at October 6th D.C. Event

Celebrated chefs and tastemakers of the Indian, Spanish, and American communities are coming together for “Recipe for Empowerment,” an event to be held by the Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA (VFF USA) on October 6th, 2017. With food as its main focus, the event will run from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and feature dishes conceived and presented by top Spanish, Indian, and American chefs from the D.C. metro area.

Besides highlighting unique ways to add scale and impact to development efforts through entrepreneurship, the event will showcase opportunities for businesses in India and the U.S. to empower vulnerable populations like women and the disabled. The primary mission of VFF USA is to partner with communities in rural India to provide a road to sustainable progress through developing unique trade experiences and initiatives aimed at rural development.

“Bringing together such a passionate group of chefs, community members, celebrities, and international dignitaries is such an honor for our organization,” says VFF USA President Moncho Ferrer, “Last year all funds raised were immediately sent to support women to learn new job skills, and this year I look forward to doing so much more.”

Chefs scheduled to participate in the festivities:

  • Gregory Booth, The Kitchen at Blue Creek
  • Francisco Carrasco, Ham, Cheese, and Wine
  • Kristy Ferretti, A Loving Table
  • Dean Gold, Dino’s Grotto
  • Rodolfo Guzman, Jaleo
  • Danny Lledo, Slate Wine Bar
  • Logan McGear, Smoke & Barrel
  • Dadisi Olutosin, Plated Food Groupe
  • Daljeet Singh, Aroma
  • K.N. Vinod, Indique
  • Rahul Vinod, Ras

Sponsors of this foodie event include Hard Rock Heal’s Foundation, Grapes of Spain, Issac Fernandez Selection, La Caixa, the Embassy of Spain, Williams-Humbert, and Biscayne Bay Brewing Company.

“Recipe for Empowerment” will be held on October 6th, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Wonder Bread Factory, 641 S St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

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ABOUT VICENTE FERRER FOUNDATION USA – The Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA (VFF USA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower rural India. For 48 years, VFF has empowered vulnerable populations and marginalized members of society by partnering with rural communities to implement sustainable solutions and remove barriers to eliminate poverty. VFF programs benefit 3.6 million people in over 3,500 villages.


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