The conception of Makers Meals came about over years of wanting to find a way to bring people together around the table to celebrate all the good that is coming from our local farmers, producers and makers. It started as a desire to support them. To bring friends, colleagues and strangers to their door and say "see, look, aren't they amazing?!"
Each Makers Meal is intended to create an experience. An experience of our unique DC food culture and all of the people that take part in making it. We want this supper series to be an invitation to everyone that calls this city home, to take a seat at the table, sink in and stay awhile, because there is too much great food to fit into just one course.
We also want it to offer an opportunity to stop and reflect. We find ourselves running so fast sometimes that before you know it a year has gone by and we haven't taken a moment to reflect on what has gone well and what can we do better. What better place to stop and reflect than a table overflowing with delicious food that invites you to linger.
Our Summer Gathering focused on what draws us to invest in DC. What are the things that we invite our friends to experience when they come our city. And of course how can we support our city's makers to continue doing what they are doing.