Baltimore Chefs Behind Bars

October 12, 2017

General Admission: $45
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wit & Wisdom

200 International Drive
Baltimore, Maryland

PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Chef Thomas Zippelli, The Turn House, with Lyon Distilling Signature Dark Rum
JUDGES' CHOICE: Chef Jerry Trice, Gunther & Co, with Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
A big THANK YOU to all of our chefs and beverage partners!
See you in 2018!

See photos from this event here!

Enjoy cocktails made by your favorite chefs!

Have you ever wondered what your favorite chefs like to drink? Or what their favorite foodie cocktail ingredients are? Well here’s your chance to find out!

On Thursday, October 12, six top Baltimore chefs will gather at Wit & Wisdom for the return of Chefs Behind Bars, a cocktail event to benefit No Kid Hungry's work to end childhood hunger in America.  From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., guests can enjoy signature drinks concocted by the city's most renowned talent and delicious bites from Wit & Wisdom Restaurant, all while helping No Kid Hungry make sure all kids have the healthy food they need, every day. At the end of the evening, Judges' Choice and People's Choice winners will be chosen as the reigning Chefs Behind Bars!


Zack Mills | Wit & Wisdom at the Four Seasons Hotel


Josh Brown | Level | Vida | A Fox's Den

Ben Lefenfeld | La Cuchara

Jay Rohlfing | Cunningham's

Jerry Trice | Gunther & Company

Thomas Zippelli | The Turn House


Jess Mayhugh | Digital Editor, Baltimore magazine

Duane Sylvestre | Cocktail & Spirits Educator, Gruppo Campari

David Hagedorn | Dining Columnist, Arlington magazine & Bethesda magazine

Reagan Warfield | Radio Host, Mix 106.5


Meg McNamara | WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore

Jonathan McCall | WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore


For questions, please contact Wendy Catbagan at

About No Kid Hungry

Every kid. Healthy food. Every day. That's our promise. And that's how we'll end childhood hunger, by ensuring that no matter the time of day, or time of year, we'll be there for kids. No Kid Hungry connects children in need to programs like school breakfast and summer meals, and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable foods. Working together with local organizations around the country, we generate the will and skill to help communities feed children in need every day of the year.

Feeding Kids Where They Learn

Today, too many kids know what it’s like to open their textbooks with an empty stomach. Studies confirm that when a hungry child eats breakfast, they have better attendance, improve in math, and are more likely to graduate from high school. No Kid Hungry works with schools across the country to make sure every child starts the day with a healthy breakfast.

Feeding Kids Where They Play

Most kids look forward to the carefree days of summer, and can be certain there’s a snack waiting for them at home when they get out of school. But, for the 1 in 6 American children facing hunger, the end of school can be a time of uncertainty. It’s also hard on low-income families, who see already tight budgets stretched and strained. No Kid Hungry works to expand the availability of meals for kids who need them in the summertime and after the school day is over.  

Feeding Kids Where They Live

Our signature Cooking Matters program teaches families to shop smarter, make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals. Cooking Matters has been featured by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let's Move! campaign and recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for excellence in nutrition education. Cooking Matters courses and grocery store tours provide families with the skills they need to maximize their food budgets and put healthy meals on their tables, every day.

Join Us

Across the country, we’re transforming communities by giving kids the healthy food they need. Working together, we can end childhood hunger in America. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at

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