Charity Off The Hook 2017

Monday July 10TH 6PM

Charity Off The Hook (COTH) is pleased to announce its seventh annual fundraiser will return to ‘The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse’. The seafood-centric celebration raises money for several noteworthy charities in the region for a night of incredible seafood and drink prepared by top chefs in the Washington, D.C. One evening for the entire local food community to come together and focus on raising funds and awareness to some truly worthy charities.

Jennifer Carroll

Jennifer Carroll is chef/partner at Requin, a French Mediterranean restaurant in Merrifield, Va. She and partner Mike Isabella will open a second location of the restaurant in Washington, D.C. in mid-2017.

Carroll was a finalist and fan favorite on the Season Six of Bravo’s Top Chef, and also appeared on Top Chef: All-Stars, Top Chef Duels, Life After Top Chef and other cooking shows.

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Matt Baker

In 2015, Zagat named Chef Matt in its Top 30 under 30 listing. While working towards Gravitas' opening, Chef Matt continues to positively influence the Washington, D.C. restaurant scene, both through his consultancy work (he is currently working on multiple projects - stay tuned) and through his philanthropy. In the Fall of 2016, Chef Matt was named to the Board of Directors of Brainfood, and is a proud supporter of numerous local charities including, the Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne; No Kid Hungry (Share Our Strength); and the March of Dimes.

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Chef Victor Albisu has more than a decade of experience in fine dining and upscale French, American and Latin American restaurants. He combines his culinary education with his Latin American heritage to bring a unique style of cuisine to his restaurant concepts Del Campo and Taco Bamba.

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Tony Kim

Originally from Orange County, California, Tony began his career in restaurants in the front of the house before making the transition into the kitchen. He was recruited out to New York in 2011 as the Executive Sous Chef at Le Colonial. He joined Momofuku in 2013 as a Sous Chef at Noodle Bar before being appointed Chef de Cuisine. Tony is currently the Executive Chef at Momofuku CCDC and Noodle Bar.

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David Stein

Chef David Stein holds the Executive Chef title at Tony and Joe's Seafood Place at the Georgetown Harbour. Chef Stein has been responsible for the culinary growth of Tony and Joe's since 2012.

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Alberto Bollera

Born: Mexico City, Mexico
Is from a fifth generation culinary family and vegetable agriculture production
Graduate of Morelos Culinary Institute
Began his career in the USA as Sous Chef at - Occidental Grill
Chef Geoff
The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse
Specializes in seafood, with a forte in ceviche, and Mayan cuisine

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Matt Adler

Matthew Adler is the Executive Chef of Italian concepts at Schlow Restaurant Group, where he works closely with Chef/Owner Michael Schlow on the culinary side, overseeing the group’s Italian restaurants in Washington and the Northeast, including the Alta Strada restaurants located in Washignton, DC, Virginia, Boston and Connecticut, as well as the coastal Italian restaurant Casolare located in Washington, DC.

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Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones and Michael Neall, both from Arnold, own The Point Crab House and Grill. Bobby Jones has over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry and will operate the restaurant as Chef, GM and Owner. Bobby will run the business with his wife Julie who will oversee front of the house operations.

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Haidar Karoum

Haidar Karoum is the chef and owner of Chloe, his first solo restaurant set to open in fall 2017 on Washington D.C.’s southeast waterfront.
Prior to opening Chloe, Karoum was the executive chef/partner of Doi Moi, Estadio and Proof in Washington D.C. Under his leadership, Estadio earned a two-and-a-half star review from The Washington Post, a three-star review from Washingtonian magazine, and was a semifinalist for a James Beard Foundation award in the Best New Restaurant category in 2011. That same year, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) awarded Estadio Best New Restaurant of the Year.

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