If you have lived in D.C. for a few years, then you more than likely have heard of this legendary bespectacled man, whose daily uniform seems to consist of simple black tees and jackets (and I’m assuming boots) and whose understated humble yet confident manner is straightforward and yet welcoming.Â With his short styled grey hair and matching goatee, Robert Egger, the founder of DC Central Kitchen has a story and background of substantial breadth and depth.Â He’s a local celebrity, let’s face it. What he has done for the community in a tireless manner with a team built to last, is phenomenal.
Recently, I ran into him on the street when we coincidentally were about to walk into Zaytinya’s 10 year anniversary party.Â “Are you Robert Egger?” I inquired. He is after all, recognizable and his look, pretty memorable.Â We ended up chatting about his impending move to LA and what he’d be doing there (we want to help him via Pacific Punch!) while we pointed to the flocks of birds that were flying around overhead, of which he was photographing with his iPhone.
Later, I thought about how he was on my list of people of whom I’d love to have at a dinner party.Â And I’d seat him next to me (yes, yes I would).Â His history is fascinating yet what makes Robert most interesting his future and we, his fans (and his friends) cannot wait to see what next he’ll do in his effort to make the world truly, a better, healthier, happier place.
With that …. there is a send off on January 7th at The Hamilton Live.Â But you gotta wear your best boots as we honor the legacy of Robert Egger, founder of DC Central Kitchen, as he heads west to launch L.A. Kitchen. Proceeds benefit DC Central Kitchen and L.A. Kitchen. Buy tickets using the link below:
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.