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South Florida Taste of the Nation

June 17, 2016

VIP: $250
6:00pm - 10:00pm

General Admission: $125
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Soho Studios

2136 NW 1st Ave
Miami, Florida

South Florida's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry

Join Us to End Childhood Hunger in America

June 17, 2016
SOHO Studios
 

General Admission: $125 | 7:00pm 
VIP Admisison: $250 | 6:00pm
 
South Florida's Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry is the nation’s premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs, wineries 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 Chef Allen Susser of Chef Allen’s Consulting and Chef Timon Balloo of SUGARCANE raw bar grill 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 of South Florida’s best restaurants all 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. Aside from feasting on a number of dishes from a bevy of chefs, you’ll also be able to take part in a silent auction, relax in a Citi curated lounge area and taste special wines, spirits and beers. Doing good has never tasted better. 100 percent of proceeds from this Taste of the Nation event benefit Share Our Strength's mission to fight and end childhood hunger.
 
Contact Andy Villabona at avillabona@strength.org with any questions. 
 
Social media savvy? We'd love for you to share the event on your social networks! Please see below for the Hashtags and Handles we use for Taste of the Nation South Florida.

     

Hashtags: #NoKidHungry #TOTNSFla

Twitter and Instagram: @TOTNSFla

 

 

Founding Chair

Chef Allen Susser

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Allen Susser is a winner of the prestigious James Beard Award. His personal culinary viewpoint has been established since 1986 upon opening Chef Allen’s as chef/owner of his groundbreaking Miami restaurant. The New York Times called Allen the “Ponce De Leon of New Florida cooking”. Chef Allen’s cuisine is fresh and flavorful, like a tropical vacation on a plate. Food & Wine magazine named Chef Allen "One of the Best 10 Chefs in America".
 
In 2000 Allen launched Chef Allen's Consulting a boutique restaurant and hospitality consulting firm - providing strategic initiative, culinary resources, and innovative direction for the industry.  Allen has consulted for American Airlines, Kitchen Aid, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, McCormick Spice, Kraft and Sunkist. In 2008 was named consulting chef for Jade Mountain Resort and this year added Anse Chastanet Resort also on St Lucia in the West Indies.  In 2011 he debuted a new casual direction of comfort food launching Burger Bar by Chef Allen at Fort Lauderdale  - Hollywood International Airport and is  currently developing a privately held QRS national brand concept. Current clients include Daily Melt, Slainte Irish Pub + Kitchen and Books & Books Cafe.
 
Susser is currently the spokesman for the National Mango Board and is a Culinary Ambassador for the Monterey Bay Aquarium for its sustainable seafood watch. He received an honorary Doctorate of Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University. His Alma Marta- Florida International University award Allen the President's Award for community service. Allen was recognized as Chef of the Year for Share Our Strength and later was honored nationally as Humanitarian of the Year by Share Our Strength for his commitment to End Childhood Hunger. He is currently active on the Board of Feeding South Florida. Susser is an advisory member of the James Beard Foundation, The Florida Commissioner's Seafood and Aquaculture Committee, and has served on the National Board of Directors for the American Institute of Wine and Food. Susser served as president of the Miami chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. He is the original author of New World Cuisine and Cookery (Doubleday, 1995), The Great Citrus Book (Ten Speed Press, 1997) and The Great Mango Book, (Ten Speed Press, 2001).

 

 

 

 

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Who We Help

Florida Impact  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. 

Feeding South FloridaFeeding South Florida  Feeding South Florida is the sole Feeding America food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. Through direct-service programs and a network of nonprofit partner agencies, including soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and group homes, Feeding South Florida rescues and distributes more than 40 million pounds of food per year, as well as leads hunger and poverty advocacy efforts and provides innovative programming and education.

 

 

FLIPANY  Florida introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY)'s mission to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community.

 

 

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