Celtic Chefs honors Joyce and John Flynn
The seventh annual Evening with Celtic Chefs raised a record breaking $141,000 for the Washington Ireland Program. Over 300 guests gathered at the St Regis Hotel to honor Joyce and John Flynn for their dedicated commitment and service to WIP through the years.
“Together – John, as President, now retired, of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, and Joyce, as a lifelong civic activities and cultural ambassador for the labor movement – they have made the WIP mission their shared mission.” (Connie Lambert, Director of Education and Communications, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers)
Ambassador Anne Anderson (Embassy of Ireland) and Mr. Norman Houston (Northern Ireland Bureau) joined Jerry Scarano and Tim Driscoll of the Bricklayers Union at the podium to speak about the Flynns’ commitment to WIP, the Union community and their shared Irish heritage.
Guests enjoyed delicious tastings from top chefs from the DC area including:
Tracy O’Grady – Campono
Ted Hughes – Irish Inn at Glen Echo
Gyo Santo – Decanter
Matt Hill – Liberty Tavern
Niall Duffy – Two and a Half Irish Men
The Celebrity Chefs were ably assisted by a fantastic line up of Celebrity Sous Chefs from the fields of politics, journalism, business and the Irish American community. We were particularly honored to have Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick, Joe Kennedy III, Jim McGovern and Mick Mulvaney in attendance.
7th Annual Celtic Chefs
St Regis, DC
13th April 2016