May 24, 2018 from 6:30-9:30pm at Woodrow Wilson House
2340 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Don’t miss Cuisine des Artistes 2018! This biennial event is a dinner happening that showcases the talents of local area chefs and artists. In this rare union, gastronomical, visual, theatrical and literary artists join forces to create a feast for the senses featuring the most delicious edible art. With entertainment by performing artists, design by visual artists, and food created by culinary artists, Cuisine des Artistes is more than an event, it’s a phenomenon.

A cocktail hour with open bar starts the evening and features artist-produced appetizers, presented by the artists themselves in the serene garden of the historic President Woodrow Wilson House. The home has been maintained much as it was in 1924, including furniture, art, photographs, state gifts, and the personal effects of President and Mrs. Wilson. Stroll through the varied rooms and garden of this storied president as artists and performers randomly appear to present their artistry. A delectable main course of artist-chef team creations will then unfold beneath the tented fountain area. Just before you create your own feast of the abundant tapas-style delicacies you will be introduced to poet and performer Quique Aviles, the sixth honoree to receive the Herb White Award. This award was created to honor the memory of Herb, founder and patron of DCAC, by recognizing an individual who has contributed to the arts community in Washington without public acclaim or fanfare. Choose a cozy spot or historic corner to dine with new and old friends and follow the aroma to the outside terrace for artistic desserts and coffee. Featuring eclectic entertainment including musical and performing artists, Cuisine des Artistes is always the highlight of the season and a delightful way to usher in the season.


Early Bird ticket pricing ends May 11! Tickets are available here. 


Evie Altman, Elizabeth Ashe, Julia Bloom, Calder Brannock, Shante Bullock, Lorenzo Cardim, Mei Mei Chang, Anne Cherubim, Çhonsee, Lea Craigie-Marshall, Erin Devine, Heloisa Escudero, Rania Hassan, Eve Hennessa, Jackie Hoysted, Karen Joan Topping, Chandi Kelley, Katie Macyshyn, Megan Maher, Glendy Maldonado, Kelley Posey, Renée Regan, Veronica Szalus, and Charlie Visconage.


Peter He of People’s Bao, Dean Gold of Dino’s Grotto, John Manolatos of Pop’s Sea Bar, Claudio Pirollo of EtVoila, Chef David Shewmaker, and Jim Sole of Black Salt.


2016 Abel López
2014 Bruce Kogad
2012 Bill Warrell
2010 Don Russell
2008 Mary Swift


Interested in helping make it all happen? Contact DCAC at to volunteer for the event.