Chefs Onwuachi, Hall, and other foodie stars take to the stage for ‘Breaking Bread’

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Award winning chefs, food writers, editors, and other industry insiders will share the historic Lincoln Theatre stage this weekend for Story District’s newest production, “Breaking Bread.”

Chefs Carla Hall, former host of ABC’s The Chew, and Kwame Onwuachi, recent winner of the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef of the Year award, join six other local leaders make up the cast of “Breaking Bread” and share their own stories about food, wine, business, and butter.

“The cast is full of dynamic and charming DC creatives with perspectives that span the local food landscape and reflect diverse cultural influences. Each cast member has fascinating stories about their relationship to food and how they got to where they are today. With ‘Breaking Bread,’ we’re giving these big names in the industry the support and coaching to dig deep and work through their stories — as well as giving them the stage to share these personal moments that matter at a time when DC’s food and beverage scene is skyrocketing” says Story District’s Artistic Executive Director, Amy Saidman.

Cast member Carla Hall says “I’m excited about this show because I had such a good experience working with Story District in preparation for my latest book tour. This show is a great opportunity for all of us in the cast to express ourselves in a different way — one that gives us permission to be authentic and vulnerable, and allows us to connect emotionally with the audience. It’s going to be a special night.”

“Breaking Bread” takes place on Saturday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the renowned Lincoln Theatre in the U Street corridor. Tickets are $35 to $50. There are a limited number of VIP passes available for $150, which includes one ticket to the show in front orchestra seating plus entry to an exclusive after-party where guests will meet the cast and enjoy food and beverages from local establishments like Barcelona, Rice, Sette, Ghibellina, DC Brau, and Flying Dog Brewery. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (202) 888-0050.

Story District annually produces more than 25 performances across the DMV, including preeminent shows like Story District’s Top Shelf, Sucker for Love, and Out/Spoken and special shows with partners like NPR’s Invisibilia, Sierra Club, and the Smithsonian. For over 20 years, Story District has served as a creative platform that amplifies individual voices and showcases storytelling talent in the DC area, providing hands-on story coaching, ongoing classes, and personalized trainings for individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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