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Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry

June 26, 1:00 pm
Media Park: Los Angeles

Event Overview

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign invites Los Angeles residents to sip and sample the area’s most celebrated culinary creations to help kids in need at this year’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry on June 3. Hosted at Culver City’s Media Park, the annual tasting event will feature gourmet cuisine and libations crafted by the city’s top chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists as they unite to raise funds to ensure all children in America have access to the healthy food they need, every day. One-hundred-percent of proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. 

Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation Chef Chair and Bravo “Top Chef” alum, Dakota Weiss, is one of the most successful female restaurateurs in Southern California, as she continues to expand her Sweetfin Poké empire. Joining Weiss as co-chef chairs are James Beard Award nominated Chef Bruce Kalman of Union/Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market, and “Best Chefs of America” member Chef Nick Shipp of Upper West. Together the chef chairs welcome Los Angeles’ best culinary tastemakers, who will provide guests with scrumptious bite-size fare, craft cocktails and delectable desserts.

Notable Los Angeles culinary talent, eateries and beverage purveyors participating include:

Akasha Restaurant

Baja Brewing Co.

Baltaire

Border Grill

Bourbon Steak

Cal Mare

Cassell’s Hamburgers

Chichen Itza

Craft

Craig’s

Deep Eddy Vodka

Dog Haus

Eagle Rock Brewery

Elijah Craig Whiskey

Ellie’s

Hayden

Inn of the Seventh Ray

Jaffa

Jitlada

Lord Hobo Brewing Co.

Lunetta

Magdalena Rum

Maple Block Meat Co.

McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream’s

Ms. Chi Café

Ocean Prime

Triple Beam Pizza

Preux & Proper

Ray’s & Stark Bar

Salazar

Singha

Sweetfin

Tequila Partida

The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Beverly Hills

The Bruery & Bruery Terreux

Union - Pasadena

Upper West

Valerie Confections

One in six children in America struggles with hunger, including more than 1.8 million kids in California. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger nationwide by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Since the campaign’s launch, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger to more than 775 million meals.

In 2017, Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to connect hungry kids in need up to 1 million healthy meals. Local beneficiaries include California Association of Food Banks, California Food Policy Advocates, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and West Side Food Bank

Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national co-presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, and national sponsor OpenTable. Local sponsors include Baja Brewing Co., Casa Magdalena Rum, Culver City, Heaven Hill, JBL Professional by Harman, LA & SF Specialty, Loacker, Lord Hobo Brewing Co., MacRostie Winery & Vinevard, Mise En Place, Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats, Tequila Partida, West Central Foodservice and Worldwide Produce.

Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry tickets are $110/adult and $25/child for General Admission. VIP tickets, including early access to the event and exclusive tastings, are available for $160. Executive Cabana packages, priced at $5,000, include 10 VIP tickets, a private cabana with seating for 10, and bottle and butler service. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://NoKidHungry.org/LosAngleles 

Event Overview

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign invites Los Angeles residents to sip and sample the area’s most celebrated culinary creations to help kids in need at this year’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry on June 3. Hosted at Culver City’s Media Park, the annual tasting event will feature gourmet cuisine and libations crafted by the city’s top chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists as they unite to raise funds to ensure all children in America have access to the healthy food they need, every day. One-hundred-percent of proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. 

Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation Chef Chair and Bravo “Top Chef” alum, Dakota Weiss, is one of the most successful female restaurateurs in Southern California, as she continues to expand her Sweetfin Poké empire. Joining Weiss as co-chef chairs are James Beard Award nominated Chef Bruce Kalman of Union/Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market, and “Best Chefs of America” member Chef Nick Shipp of Upper West. Together the chef chairs welcome Los Angeles’ best culinary tastemakers, who will provide guests with scrumptious bite-size fare, craft cocktails and delectable desserts.

Notable Los Angeles culinary talent, eateries and beverage purveyors participating include:

Akasha Restaurant

Baja Brewing Co.

Baltaire

Border Grill

Bourbon Steak

Cal Mare

Cassell’s Hamburgers

Chichen Itza

Craft

Craig’s

Deep Eddy Vodka

Dog Haus

Eagle Rock Brewery

Elijah Craig Whiskey

Ellie’s

Hayden

Inn of the Seventh Ray

Jaffa

Jitlada

Lord Hobo Brewing Co.

Lunetta

Magdalena Rum

Maple Block Meat Co.

McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream’s

Ms. Chi Café

Ocean Prime

Triple Beam Pizza

Preux & Proper

Ray’s & Stark Bar

Salazar

Singha

Sweetfin

Tequila Partida

The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Beverly Hills

The Bruery & Bruery Terreux

Union - Pasadena

Upper West

Valerie Confections

One in six children in America struggles with hunger, including more than 1.8 million kids in California. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger nationwide by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Since the campaign’s launch, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger to more than 775 million meals.

In 2017, Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to connect hungry kids in need up to 1 million healthy meals. Local beneficiaries include California Association of Food Banks, California Food Policy Advocates, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and West Side Food Bank

Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national co-presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, and national sponsor OpenTable. Local sponsors include Baja Brewing Co., Casa Magdalena Rum, Culver City, Heaven Hill, JBL Professional by Harman, LA & SF Specialty, Loacker, Lord Hobo Brewing Co., MacRostie Winery & Vinevard, Mise En Place, Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats, Tequila Partida, West Central Foodservice and Worldwide Produce.

Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry tickets are $110/adult and $25/child for General Admission. VIP tickets, including early access to the event and exclusive tastings, are available for $160. Executive Cabana packages, priced at $5,000, include 10 VIP tickets, a private cabana with seating for 10, and bottle and butler service. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://NoKidHungry.org/LosAngleles