Downtown Silver Spring Chefs CAN Cook

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The holidays are almost here, and Foodie Festivus at Downtown Silver Spring is celebrating (you guessed it) all things foodie! This year’s theme highlights and explores themes of creativity, community, and culinary excitement. A schedule of holiday-themed events and performances is complemented by a host of delectable deals and savory specials from the 20+ restaurants at Downtown Silver Spring.

Chef Alex Garcia at AG Kitchen Silver Spring w Garcia's Seafood Paella

One of the highlight events of the Foodie Festivus season is DTSS Chefs CAN Cook, a thrilling, Chopped-style culinary competition. Emcee’d by Tommy McFly of FRESH 94.7, the competition features Chef Alex Garcia of AG Kitchen squaring off against Jenna Umbriac (Director of Nutrition Programs at Manna Food Center) in a timed event where they’ll have to scramble to get creative and cook healthy, budget-friendly meals — all while utilizing surprise canned goods donated by Whole Foods Market Silver Spring. The panel of judges includes Carole Sugarman (Bethesda Magazine, Editor) and DC Eater’s own Meredith Bethune (Associate editor). Join the foodie fun on Saturday, December 5th at 10:30am at the Fountain Plaza Stage in Downtown Silver Spring!

Partnering with Manna Food Center, Downtown Silver Spring is holding a season-long canned food drive, asking area residents to donate non-perishable food items. Manna’s mission is to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, education and advocacy. Additional information about the Foodie Festivus celebration and Manna can be found here and here.