Guess who’s coming to dinner with Tom Sietsema? YOU.
Like most of you, we’re counting down to the highly anticipated release of Tom Sietsema’s Fall Dining Guide for 2021 – The Washington Post’s essential guide to the D.C. area dining scene.
Donate as little as $10 to Chefs Feeding Families to enter to win an unforgettable experience. The winner and a guest will accompany Tom Sietsema, Washington Post’s Food Critic and James Beard award winner, on an anonymous visit to a Washington D.C. hot spot or to one of the District’s best dining destinations. The more you donate, the more chances you have to win!
Enter today, and often! The deadline to enter is October 24, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
DONATE & ENTER TO WIN AN EXCLUSIVE DINNER FOR TWO WITH TOM SIETSEMA
Select the Amount to Donate
$10 Donation = 10 Entries & Feeds a Family of Four for a Day
$100 Donation = 150 Entries & Feeds a Family of Four for a Week
$250 Donation = 500 Entries & Feeds a Family of Four for a month
Receive additional entries for sharing the Sweepstakes link on social media and for each donation you bring in.
One winner will be randomly drawn three days after the entry period closes.
The last day to enter each of the prize packages is October 24, 2021, at midnight.
- Must be 21 years old to enter and participate.
- Restaurant owners, chefs, restaurant managers, agents, advertising, fulfillment, marketing, and promotion agencies for anyone in the restaurant and hospitality industry are not eligible to participate nor be a guest.
- The dinner offer is redeemable until November 1, 2022.
- The date of the dinner is to be agreed upon directly between Tom Sietsema and the winner.
About Tom Sietsema
Tom Sietsema has been The Washington Post’s food critic since 2000. In leaner years, he worked for the Microsoft Corp., where he launched sidewalk.com; the Seattle Post-Intelligencer; the San Francisco Chronicle; and the Milwaukee Journal. A graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, he has also written for Food & Wine, Gourmet, GQ, Travel & Leisure, and other national publications. In 2016, he received an award from the James Beard Foundation for his series identifying and rating the “10 Best Food Cities in America” the previous year.
Tom Sietsema is an avid supporter of Real Food for Kids and recently served as a judge for the 2020 Real Food for Kids: Culinary Challenge competition – an annual event where middle and high school students compete to craft healthy and delicious menu items that meet USDA guidelines and adhere to strict per-meal budgets.
Real Food for Kids: Chefs Feeding Families is a joint project with Washington, D.C. metro-area restaurants to provide nourishing grab-and-go meals to school children and their families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-founded by Chef David Guas of Bayou Bakery in Arlington, Va. and Real Food for Kids, Chefs Feeding Families provides funding for food, supplies, and restaurant staff to feed as many families as possible and create employment opportunities within the restaurant community also impacted by COVID-19 closures.
Since March 2020, Real Food for Kids: Chefs Feeding Families has provided over 180,000 nourishing, plant-forward meals to school children and their families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.