An Evening with Celtic Chefs
Honoring Tom Donohue, U.S. Chamber

APRIL 26, 2018 | 7PM | LiUNA, DC

Fantastic chefs, savory treats, and wonderful company, the 9th Annual Evening with Celtic Chefs is sure to please!


The ninth installment of WIP’s annual Evening with Celtic Chefs will feature fantastic Chefs from the DC area offering delicious samples of their signature preparations with an Irish flair. The chefs will showcase their creativity alongside stars of Washington’s political and media firmament for a bipartisan evening of enjoyment and fun. Our celebrity chefs will be accompanied by an exciting line up of VIP Celebrity Sous Chefs hailing from the fields of politics, journalism, business, and the Irish American community.

Professional Celebrity Chefs

Our 2017 nine professional chefs from the DC Metro Area’s finest restaurants, including Cathal Armstrong of Arlington’s Restaurant Eve, Nathan Beauchamp of the Fainting Goat and the new DC hotspot Tiger Fork, and Tracy O’Grady of Campono.

VIP Celebrity Sous-Chefs

The evening with feature  VIP Celebrity Sous-Chefs from Washington’s political and media firmament, including Rep. Joe Crowley (D –NY), Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass), Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley, as well as Irish Ambassador to the U.S., Anne Anderson, and media personalities Judy Woodruff and Mark Shields.

Thank you to our generous 2018 Sponsors!

Master Chef 

Jim & Mary Beth Carroll*

Chefs de Cuisine

The Corcoran Family Foundation

Carmel Martin & Robert Welp*

The McConnon Family

Carol & Tom Wheeler

Executive Chefs  

Connacht Whiskey

Jennifer O’Malley Dillon and Patrick Dillon

Mike Smith and Amy Tejral

Pam Smith

Virginia Distillery Company

Zurich North America

Celtic Chefs

50 State

Andrea LaRue & Matthew Schwartz

Rich & Sallie McHugh

Smith, Dawson & Andrews

Susan Davis

Kevin Sullivan & Nell Henderson

Jim and DeDe Walsh

*Event Co Chairs

All proceeds from An Evening with Celtic Chefs support the Washington Ireland Program, a non-profit organization.

The Washington Ireland Program (WIP) inspires and develops promising leaders through an exceptional program committed to building a future of peace and prosperity for the island of Ireland. For over two decades, WIP has played an important role in post-conflict Ireland by bringing together young leaders from a wide range of communities and backgrounds for an outstanding leadership and skill-development program in Washington, D.C. WIP’s 600+ alumni are excelling in roles across the political, business, legal, entrepreneurial, advocacy, and cultural sectors on the island. They include Cabinet Ministers on both sides of the border, tech entrepreneurs, managers of cultural institutions, leading academics, artists, journalists, and NGO workers.