"There's a huge part of Washington that nobody has focused on, which is the diplomatic community," said Kyle Rahn, director of development for Cultural Tourism DC. "We've got some of the best chefs in the word sitting at the pleasure of the ambassadors, and they're cooking behind closed doors. [The chef challenge] is truly elbow to elbow. It's an international cultural exchange."
The competition, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, is a way for attendees to mix it up with a variety of people, Ms. Rahn said, and it sets the tone for the organization's Passport DC event this spring.