Taste of the Nation® For No Kid Hungry
South Florida's Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry is the nation’s premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists — all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.
Big names bring bold flavors to Taste of the Nation South Florida. Join the likes of legendary Chef Allen Susser, Chef Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grille for South Florida's premiere culinary affair.
An elegant evening of gourmet food and wine, Taste of the Nation features chefs and gourmet cuisine from over 50 restaurants and vendors catering to both Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The evening will also include live entertainment along with live, silent and wine auctions. Chef Allen Susser, chair of Taste of the Nation Miami for 27 years, will pull together an incredible line-up of local restaurants committed to Share Our Strength’s vision to end childhood hunger.
Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has been delighting diners by bringing together the greatest culinary experts to donate their time and skill for a good cause. Produced by Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit fighting childhood hunger, the goal of each Taste of the Nation event is to raise much-needed funds to help end childhood hunger. You'll feast on a number of dishes from a bevy of chefs, take part in a silent auction, relax in a lounge area, enjoy cooking competitions, special wine and spirits, and gift bags. Doing good has never tasted better. 100 percent of ticket sales from this Taste of the Nation event benefit Share Our Strength's mission to fight and end childhood hunger.
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Hashtags: #NoKidHungry #TOTNSFla
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Chef Allen Susser
South Florida's Taste of the Nation
2015 Honorary Host Committee
A special thank you to all the following members of Team No Kid Hungry who are sharing their strength at this year's Taste of the Nation.
2x NFL Pro Bowl selection, 1st Round NFL draft pick and Hallandale High School Alumnus
2x NFL All Pro selection, Miami Dolphins Honor Roll inductee, successful restauranteur
2x Super Bowl Champ as member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, host of Kickin' it with Jeff Reed on ESPN 730 Charlotte, NC
3x Emmy Award-winning reporter and the evening co-anchor on the highest-rated news station in South Florida -- Local 10 News.
Emmy Award-winning newscaster and co-anchor of Local 10 News at 4, 5, 6 and 11 p.m
On-Air Personality at MY939 and Morning News Anchor on 610 WIOD
Miami Herald Food Editor and Beer Columnist at Esquire.com
2015 South Florida Taste of the Nation Committee
Chef Allen Susser
Chef Timon Balloo
PR Chair/After Party
Social Media Chair
Volunteer Co -Chair
Chef Mike Moran
Chef Paula DaSilva
Chef Todd Erickson
Chef Frederic Delaire
PR Committee/After Party
Social Media Committee
Chef Jaime DeRosa
Chef Jessica Rothschild
Chef Bret Pelaggi
2015 Participating Restaurants
Crimson Wine Group, Don & Sons, E&J Gallo, Fetzer, Folio, Hess, Hiro Sake, Jackson Family Winery, Michael David, O'Neill Wines, Orvino/Flora, Precept Brands, Premium Ports, Rutherford Wine Co, Vineyard Brands, Wilson Daniels
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Who We Help
Since 1979, Florida Impact has been dedicated to reducing hunger and poverty in Florida. Our mission is to inspire and enlist the people of Florida to secure justice for and with those whose economic rights have not been realized. We also work to increase access to food programs by conducting aggressive outreach strategies and public policy advocacy.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services supports and promotes Florida agriculture, protects the environment, safeguards consumers, and ensures the safety and wholesomeness of our food. Our programs and activities are so varied and extensive, they touch the life of just about every Floridian.
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY)'s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community.
Florida Dairy Farmers (FDF) is Florida’s milk promotion organization, representing more than 130 Florida dairy farmers who work every day to provide a steady supply of fresh milk. The farmer-funded organization works to enhance the industry’s image with a goal of increasing milk and dairy product sales statewide via consumer marketing and education. The Dairy Council of Florida is a component of FDF and serves Florida educators and health professionals.
Florida Department of Health The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.
Boys & Girls Club The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.