José Andrés, Mike Isabella Take Part in Food Event to Support Gay Marriage

Tim Gunn will host Chefs for Equality, while Michel Richard and other local chefs cook in support of gay marriage

While chefs may always be voicing their opinion on legislation about GMO labeling and the like, it seems like a more socially political topic is also alive and well in the food world: marriage equality.

Maryland's status on marriage equality is up for a vote Nov. 6, and to increase awareness and promote marriage equality, 60-plus Washington, D.C. chefs have signed on to participate in a Chefs for Equality Extravaganza on Wednesday, Oct. 24, where guests will enjoy "food, cocktails, fashion, and music, plus an extraordinary auction," the press release says.

Among these chefs? José Andrés, Mike Isabella, Michel Richard, and more; they may not all be present, but they'll be represented at the event, which was, naturally, created by Washington Post food columnist David Hagedorn.

"Marriage equality is an important issue to me personally," Hagedorn said. "I’m thrilled to bring together leaders of the culinary community for a very special night to uphold Maryland’s law giving all its citizens the right to marry the one they love."

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Tickets to the main event are $150, while after-party tickets at Graffiato Restaurant with small plates from Mike Isabella and more are $50. Proceeds will benefit the Human Rights Campaign Political Action Commmittee.