Nycci is "Dishing It" at this Year's Embassy Chefs Challenge

The 2022 Events DC International City Food Festival is a new celebration of food, culture, and entertainment highlighting the diverse communities in the nation’s capital. Look for three delicious days of events in partnership with the city’s diplomatic corps. Built on the idea that food brings us all together, the iconic Embassy Chef Challenge event is back and is now complemented by a full weekend of celebrations. Taking place on the heels of the United Nations General Assembly meetings and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings, International City looks to showcase worldwide diplomacy through the universal lenses of food, drink, performance, fashion, culture and music. 

Get a sneak peek of the action HERE!

Mark Your Calendar: 
Embassy Chef Challenge, Thursday, October 13 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum - The Embassy Chef Challenge returns with forty embassy chefs, the most in the event’s 14-year history. 
This is a friendly competition between embassy chefs from around the world, during which embassies showcase the unique flavors of their home countries in a delicious, diplomatic culinary contest.

Taste of Oktoberfest, Friday, October 14 at Franklin Park - In this iconic Oktoberfest, Events DC is collaborating with the German-American Heritage Foundation and the German Embassy to bring a truly authentic taste of the legendary German festivities to DC, through a unique presentation of Taste of Oktoberfest.

Día de los Muertos, Food & Film in the Park on Saturday, October 15 at Franklin Park - In advance of Día de los Muertos, celebrate and learn about the holiday and its traditions through a family-friendly day of food, film, and lively entertainment curated with the Embassy of Mexico. The day’s festivities will wrap up with an interactive showing of the Disney hit, Coco, in celebration of the film’s upcoming fifth anniversary, bringing a bit of the rich culture of Mexico to the streets of DC. This event is open to all ages and free to attend, but registration is required and can be completed at

International City Food Festival supports World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises around the globe. In 2022, World Central Kitchen has already responded to disasters in 29 countries on six continents. You can join Events DC in supporting their mission by adding a donation to your ticket purchase. For more information, visit