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. Come enjoy over 50 restaurants, breweries, wineries & mixologists with host Chef Bruce Kalman! Join us for this one-of-a-kind local event featuring:
- Dishes from over 40 restaurants, including Union Pasadena, Faith and Flower, Hanjiip, and Madcapra
- Award-winning wineries from California
- Hand-crafted cocktails from the best bars in Los Angeles
- Family Friendly Games!
All proceeds from your ticket purchase goes toward helping fight childhood hunger in California. Beneficiaries include Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Westside Food Bank, California Food Policy Advocates and No Kid Hungry Los Angeles.
Purchase a ticket to support these organizations and help fight childhood hunger, all while enjoying an exciting evening with some of the region's best chefs. If you can't attend, you can donate to support these causes. We hope to see you on June 5th!
2016 Restaurants & Chefs
- Border Grill Restaurants & truck- Chefs Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger
- Broken Spanish - Chef Ray Garcia
- Egg Slut/Ramen Champ - Chef Alvin Cailin
- Faith & Flower- Bombet Hospitality Group
- Hanjip - Chris Oh and Stephane Bombet
- Madcapra - Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson
- Maple Block Meat Co.
And more to come!
2015 Beverage Participants
Liquor & Spirits
La Sirea Mezcal
Partida and Fortaleza Tequila
Beer & Wine
Duvel - VIP
Coffee & Tea
2015 National Sponsors
2016 Local Sponsors
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The Waiter Races are back & better than ever!
Hosted by Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions this fun filled activity is the highlight of Taste of the Nation.
Broken glasses, spilled wine, men and women tripping over themselves.... on a Sunday afternoon?
Yes! The LA Waiters Race is back! Join us as top waiters from the best restaurants in Southern California battle
it out as they pour wine, balance glasses on trays, and sprint down the streets of Culver City at unheard of speeds!
Who will earn bragging rights for the year? Come find out at the 2016 Taste of the Nation LA!
2015 EVENT HOST
TV host, lifestyle expert and entertainment writer Mar Yvette wants to help you make every moment pop! She's best known for her fun, relatable personality and high-energy segments on FOX 11's "Good Day LA" morning show where she produces and hosts the popular "Marpop Weekend Roundup." Every week viewers tune in to get the scoop on her latest food finds and get a peek at the hottest restaurants, live music performances, celebrity interviews, fun events plus fashion, beauty and fitness trends.
Mar is also a reporter for Fox News Latino, FabFitFun and co-hosts the “Love It, Buy It!” segment on E! News with Giuliana Rancic. She is an established social media influencer and loves sharing all her latest discoveries and adventures on her website www.marpop.com
Chef Valerie Gordon, Valerie Confections
This year will mark Valerie Gordon's third time participating in Taste of the Nation. You can call the dessert queen and mom a fan—both of the event and the organization that puts it on, Share Our Strength. (read more)