Frequently Asked Questions

Is "Break Bread" at Restaurant High two events or one?

The Elliot Group’s “Break Bread” at The Elliot Awards and DWT’s Restaurant High are combining for one spectacular event. Invitees are welcome and encouraged to attend all portions.

Where does the event take place?
From Oct. 25 until the afternoon of the 26, the entire event takes place at The Willard InterContinental Hotel and The Hamilton Live, which are conveniently located across the street from one another. On the afternoon of Oct. 26, the food and job mixer with Congress will take place at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, and the after-party will take place at Farmers & Distillers. Please RSVP here for the after-party.
Where should I stay?

The room block at the Grand Hyatt Washington is sold out. Other nearby options are The Willard InterContinental, W Washington, D.C., and JW Marriott.

Where is the registration desk?

On Oct. 25, registration will be across from the Crystal Room in the Peacock Lounge at The Willard InterContinental Hotel from 12 to 5 p.m. and at The Hamilton Live beginning at 6:45 p.m. On Oct. 26, registration will be at The Hamilton Live beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Is there a charge to attend?

You are our guests, thanks to the generosity of our world-class co-hosts who make this event possible. In lieu of a registration fee, we request that you make a donation to one of our four designated non-profit partners. We suggest $200.

What is the attire?

The Elliot Awards is cocktail attire and Restaurant High is business casual.

Where can I access the Restaurant High curriculum?

You can access it through the event website here.

Can I invite others to the event?

Please email Tara de Borja with any requests.

Will there be transportation to the Senate building from the Hamilton Live for the United Tastes of America Food & Job Mixer?

Transportation to the Food Fair will be multimodal. Buses will deliver us from The Hamilton Live to a location close to the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Together we will march our way through the Capitol security perimeter to our location, where we will be rewarded with exquisite cuisine. Please RSVP here for the food and job mixer.

Are there any preferred restaurants to visit in D.C. if we arrive Tuesday?

Barcelona Wine Bar, Founding Farmers, Think Food Group restaurants, Momofuku, CAVA, Taylor Gourmet, Luke’s Lobster and others are preferred venues. Please contact Emily Compagno with any questions.


The Hamilton Live

600 14th St NW Washington, D.C. 20005

The Willard InterContinental

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20002


"Break Bread" at The Elliot Awards
Paula Benson
Event Manager

Restaurant High 
Emily Compagno
Client Relations Manager