Brainfood Grill-off Bash

Cute volunteers at the sign-in (including the bobblehead!).

When all the wine ran out prematurely, everyone flocked to Country Vittner's Doug Mohr who kept the taste pours to a minimum and the crowds to the maximum. Can't go wrong when labelled like that!

All the volunteers from the different teams with the participating chefs for the evening.


Publisher Lak Vohra with Roll Call's Ali McSherry, Washington Blade's Amy Cavanaugh and fans.

P. Kevin Smith of LTU Technologies chairs the board for the charity and posed with Betsy Dahm whose husband Paul runs the Brainfood charity; along with Bethany Potter, Client Relations Manager for Open Table. Potter has been repping for OpenTable locally for over a year now and says the online reservation system is doing quite well despite the downturn and currently has over 432 local restaurants in its system. Impressive!

John Butt, General Partner, Conduit Ventures, flew down from London to attend the event and do vodka tastings with his friend Irina Filippova, International Commercial Director, 2degrees.

Husband-wife duo having the time of their life. Jonathan D. Taylor, Managing Partner, TTR Sotheby's International Realty with his better-half who also co-owns the realty business at the event.

That's Clarice M. Dionot, daughter of the famous Patrice & Francois Dionot who started L'Academie de Cuisine. She's now managing the business.

Last but not the least, anchor-emcee for the evening Leon Harris of ABC-7 with Ralph Rosenberg, Partner, Stir Food Group and Bryan Moscatello of Zola restaurant.