WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EDENS, one of the nation's leading retail real estate developers, was pleased to host The Club des Chefs des Chefs on July 31, 2013 at Union Market in Washington D.C. The Club des Chefs des Chefs, seen as the world's most exclusive and elite gastronomic society, has extremely strict membership criteria whereby all members are required to be current personal chefs to a heads of state or Royalty.
The values of The Club des Chefs des Chefs: Promoting the cuisine of each country; a chef's diplomatic role; and well being and gastronomy, are perfectly aligned with the mission of Union Market. Union Market was developed by EDENS to celebrate the rich food culture of DC; celebrate and promote local food artisans and health; and to strengthen all communities through shared dining experiences.
Talleyrand told Napoleon, "Give me good cooks and I will give you good treaties." Today, the maxim of the Club des Chefs des Chefs is: "Whilst politics can sometimes divide people, good food always brings them back together."
"The Club des Chefs des Chefs coming to Union Market is validation of our overall mission to celebrate the food movement in DC as well as to strengthen communities around the table," said EDENS President Jodie McLean.
About Union Market:
Union Market is an artisanal, curated, year-round food market featuring over 40 local vendors. Through a highly selective process, Union Market is composed of the finest food artisans ranging from up-and-coming entrepreneurs to well known restaurateurs all creating a unique culinary experience. Union Market vendors include: Rappahannock Oysters Co,; All Things Olive; Buffalo & Bergen created by well-known mixologist Gina Chersevani; Salt & Sundry, an Amanda McClements' lifestyle boutique; Righteous Cheese; Peregrine Espresso; Lyon Bakery; Trickling Springs Creamery; Harvey's Market; Almaala Farms; DC Empanadas and TaKorean.
EDENS develops, owns and operates community-building centers in primary markets throughout the East Coast. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the Company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of 111 retail centers. EDENS has Regional Headquarters in Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Miami and Columbia, SC. For additional information about the Company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit www.edens.com.