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Houston Taste of the Nation

September 20, 2016

General Admission: $125

VIP Admission: $200

Sponsorships begin at: $2,500

The Corinthian

202 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas

Thank you, Houston!
On Tuesday, September 20, over 50 chefs, pitmasters, and bartenders joined forces for Houston's Taste of the Nation at The Corinthian. Houston's top chefs and mixologists donated their time, talent and passion with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger in America. Since 1988, this premier tasting event has raised over $2.4 million help end childhood hunger. Check out our 2016 recap here! 

Our 2016 Culinary Council:
Beverage Chair Alba Huerta of Julep
Pastry Chair Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar
Chef Chair Ryan Pera of Coltivare, Eight Row Flint and Revival Market 
BBQ Chair Daniel Vaughn, BBQ Editor at Texas Monthly

Check out all the fun we had in 2016:

2016 Restaurants, Bars & BBQ Joints
*VIP Only

Arthur Ave

BCN Taste & Tradition

Bernie's Burger Bus

*Brasserie 19


Brisket House

Cacao & Cardamom

Cafe Annie


*Common Bond 


Eight Row Flint

Fat Cat Creamery

Fluff Bake Bar

Gatlin's BBQ


Hunky Dory


Jackson & Company


Karbach Brewing Co.

*Kroger (Murray's Cheese)

*KUU Restaurant


La Table

Lei Low

Louie Mueller BBQ

Main Kitchen

*Mala Sichuan

Michael's Cookie Jar

Midtown BBQ

Mongoose vs. Cobra

Moving Sidewalk

Pappa Charlies

Pax Americana

*Peli Peli

Revival Market

Roegels Barbecue Co.


Southern Goods

St. Arnold Brewing

State of Grace

*Tiny Boxwoods

Tommy Bahama



Weights + Measures


Our 2016 Culinary Council

Beverage Chair

Alba Huerta

Pastry Chair

Rebecca Masson
Fluff Bake Bar

Chef Chair

Ryan Pera
ColtivareEight-Row Flint 
Revival Market

BBQ Chair

Daniel Vaughn
Texas Monthly


National Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
Marta and Bill Marko

Gold Sponsors


Marquee Sponsor

Exclusive Sparkling Water


Silver Sponsors
Denise and John Scofield


Local Media Partners


Event Partners

Interesting in sponsoring?
Contact Emily Roth by email.

Interested in getting involved with Houston's Taste of the Nation?  Find out how.

Sponsorship: Get in touch with Emily

Volunteering:  We'll begin accepting 2017 volunteer requests in early 2017.  

Have a Question? Let us know.

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Funds raised through Houston's Taste of the Nation support No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength's national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, and these local Houston partners: Houston Food BankKids' Meals and The Center for Public Policy Priorities

Event Recaps
2015 Recap
2016 recap coming soon!

Our Impact

In Texas, 1 in 4 kids struggle with hunger.  Only 12% of kids who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch area also getting summer meals; only 62% of the same kids receive school breakfast.  

Your support through a ticket or sponsorship purchase will help launch school breakfast programs, recruit summer meals, and empower families to shop for an prepare healthy meals. It also provides grants to the most effective hunger-fighting organization across the country to help them end child hunger in their communities. In Houston, those organizations are the Houston Food Bank, Kids' Meals and The Center for Public Policy Priorities.  Learn more about our work in Texas here

See how the No Kid Hungry Campaign is changing lives at

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