Good Causes: Celebrate Women Chefs

To raise awareness about ovarian cancer, chef Ris Lacoste and the area’s most well known women chefs and colleagues will prepare samplings of their signature dishes at the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s 2007 annual benefit, “Celebrate Women Chefs.”

The event will take place at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 28, at the Ritz-Carlton at 22nd and M streets. Tickets to the benefit are $250 per person. Proceeds will support the alliance’s work to increase funding for ovarian cancer research and raise awareness about the disease’s symptoms and risk factors.

Some of the participants include Nora Pouillon of Restaurant Nora and Asia Nora, Jamie Leeds of Hank’s Oyster Bar, Ruth Gresser of Pizzeria Paradiso, Janis McLean of redDog Café, Heather Chittum of Notti Bianche and Dish, Tracy O’Grady and Kate Jansen of Willow, Naomi Gallego of PS 7’s, Melissa Ballinger of Mia’s Pizzas, Lizzy Evelyn of Café Saint-Ex and Lisa Scruggs of Buzz.

More information can be obtained by calling 202.331.1332 or emailing