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Los Angeles Taste of the Nation

June 05, 2016

VIP Admission: $160
12:30pm - 4:00pm

General Admission: $110
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Kids (6-13) Admission : $25
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Media Park in Culver City

9070 Venice Blvd.
Culver City , California

Get Your Tickets to the  Annual Taste of the Nation®
Los Angeles's Premier Culinary Benefit 

Sunday, June 5th
Media Park in Culver City
9091 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
With Host Chef Bruce Kalman

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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

  • Mud Hen- Chefs Susan Feniger/Kajsa Alger
  • Terrine - Chef Kris Morningstar
  • The Cannibal Beer & Butcher  

    And more to come! 






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    For press inquiries please contact Samantha Wan at










    General Admission Parking (click to enlarge): There is no residential parking. Please follow the signs to the available parking garages. 


    VIP Parking (click to enlarge)




    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!















    RESTAURANT: Jenn Loius

    COCKTAILS: Matt Biancaniello

    Beer: Duvel

     Flowers: Dandelion Ranch 

    Furniture: Vitality 


    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

    Meet up with Mar on Twitter @marpop and Instagram @therealmarpop









    Chef Ernesto Uchimura, Plan Check

    Photo credit goes to Dylan Ho

    Chef Ernesto Uchimura, 38, grew up in Los Angeles eating his mom's Argentinean-style empanadas. It's a traditional recipe made with ground beef but she puts her own spin on it. (read more) 


    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) 



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