Chef Miranda Rosenfelt of Sally’s Middle Name Wins DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight

Chef Miranda Rosenfelt took home the top honor last night at DC Central Kitchen’s signature fundraising event, Capital Food Fight, presented by Smithfield Foods. Local chefs Douglas Alexander of Art and Soul, Hamilton Johnson of Honeysuckle, Bobby Pradachith of Thip Khao, and Miranda Rosenfelt of Sally’s Middle Name went head-to-head in a thrilling culinary battle. Nationally recognized celebrities Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman, TV personality Adam Richman, political analyst Ana Navarro, and New York-based Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson judged the competition, while event founder and chair José Andrés of ThinkFoodGroup and chef and restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn co-hosted the annual event alongside Food Network’s Tregaye Fraser and Fanny Slater.

This year’s Capital Food Fight brought together over 1,200 guests, 80 tasting restaurants, as well as cocktail mixologists and live on-stage entertainment at the Ronald Reagan Building. Battling chefs were asked to create dishes using secret ingredients from Smithfield PRIME Fresh Pork Boneless Loin presented by Smithfield Foods, broccolini presented by Mann’s and Keany Produce, and salty hog oysters presented by Whole Foods.

“It’s no secret that Smithfield Foods’ wide range of products offers chefs at every level endless options to create memorable dishes,” said Keira Lombardo, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Smithfield Foods. “Behind these products and across all our brands, several of which were featured at this event, is a shared commitment to fight hunger and help Americans become more food secure.”

Several other new event features were added this year. Smithfield Foods decked out a Showcase room with food trucks offering an enticing and innovative tasting menu that highlighted three of the company’s well-loved…

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