CALL FOR RESTAURANTS: 10th Annual Blue Jeans Ball



2012 Blue Jeans Ball

Good friend of Foodservice Monthly and our restaurant world Mitch Berliner is looking for restaurants to participate in The Capital Area Food Bank's (CAFB) 10th Annual Blue Jeans Ball … their major fundraiser for the year. Mitch is a man of many hats (many of them philanthropic) including the Central Farm Markets and a favorite of charcuterie fans MeatCrafters


Restaurants need to sign up now to take advantage of all the publicity that goes with the participation … there's nothing wrong with a little good news out there about what a giving group of people that restaurateurs and chefs are.

Mitch tells FSM that here's the deal:

10th Annual Blue Jeans Ball

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Washington, D.C.

6pm – 10pm

Now you just bring a dish you want to showcase and the hotel supplies the rest … tables, linens, plates, silverware, etc.

To get on this prestigious list of restaurants you can contact Mitch Berliner directly at 301-440-8496 or For the restaurant sign up:
Download BJB-Restaurant-Participation-Form_2013

I know Del Frisco’s Grille and the Occidental Grill & Seafood have already signed up … be the next in line to give!

The Capital Area Food Bank

  • Distributes 30 million pounds of food annually,
    half of which is fresh produce; 84,000 pounds of food daily and 500,000 pounds
    each week.
  • Serves 478,100 people in the region struggling
    with hunger.
  • Delivers 70 fresh produce drops each month to 40
    sites in low-income neighborhoods.
  • Spends 92 cents of each dollar raised for food
    distribution, transportation and programs.
  • Provides nutrition and education training to
    more than 1,000 adults and children annually through CAFB programs.


About the Author

Michael Birchenall is Editor and Publisher of Foodservice Monthly, a regional trade publication covering the foodservice industry of the Mid-Atlantic (DE, DC, MD, VA). Foodservice Monthly has been recognized as the Restaurant Association of Maryland's Allied Industry Member of the Year and by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington as the Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year.

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