Houston's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is a celebrated culinary tasting event featuring over 40 of the region's top chefs, bartenders and pitmasters, all united for one cause: making sure all children have the nutritious food they need, every day. Since 1988, this premier tasting event has raised over $2.5 million helping to end childhood hunger. Check out our 2016 recap here!
Our 2017 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
Our 2017 Honorary Guest Chef:
Check out all the fun we had in 2016:
2017 Restaurants, Bars & BBQ Joints
Aqui • BCN Taste & Tradition • Beaver's • Bernie's Burger Bus
Brasserie 19 • Brennan's of Houston • Cacao & Cardamom • Cafe Annie
Chateau d'Esclans • Dolce Neve • Eight Row Flint • Eunice • Fat Cat Creamery
Fluff Bake Bar • Grand Prize • Holley's • Houston Food Bank • Indianola
Izakaya • Johnny's Gold Brick • Julep • Katz Coffee • Kuu Restaurant • La Table
Louie Mueller BBQ • Main Kitchen • Mala Sichuan • Michael's Cookie Jar • Oxbow 7
Pappa Charlies BBQ • Pass & Provisions • Pax Americana • Pinkerton's Barbecue
Riel • Roegels Barbecue • Shake Shack • Sonoma • Southern Goods • St. Arnold Brewing
State Fare • State of Grace • Swift + Company • Tacos-A-Go-Go • Tejas Chocolate Craftory
Tiny's Milk & Cookies • Topo Chico • Uchi • Underbelly • Weights + Measures
Meet our 2017 Culinary Council
RYAN PERA Agricole Hospitality • REBECCA MASSON Fluff Bake Bar
ALBA HUERTA Julep • DANIEL VAUGHN Texas Monthly
Tickets + Sponsorship Options
New in 2017: Executive Suites $5000
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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 Bank, Kids' Meals, and The Center for Public Policy Priorities.
In Texas, 1 in 4 kids struggle with hunger. Only 10% 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 NoKidHungry.org/Stories.