Chicago's Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry 2017 will be held on August 30 at Revel Fulton Market
Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Chicago or across the nation, by joining the city’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for Chicago's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, a remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.
Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 30 top chefs and mixologists.
Please note, Chicago's Taste of the Nation is a 21+ event.
Thank you to our Taste of the Nation 2016 sponsors!
National Presenting Sponsors
Food Should Taste Good
Goose Island Beer Company
2016 Participating Restaurants
Acadia ● Acanto ● Allium at the Four Seasons ● Angel Food Ltd. ● Appellation ● Avec ● Bar Toma ● Baker Miller ● Bin 36 ● Blackbird ● Boeufhaus ● The Blanchard ● Café des Architectes ● Coda di Volpe ● Community Tavern ● The Dawson ● Duck Duck Goat ● Gage ● Green River ● il Porcellino ● Kinmont ● Knife & Tine ● Leghorn Chicken ● Mindy's HotChocolate ● Nellcôte ● Old Town Social ● Quiote ● RM Champagne Salon ● The Signature Room at the 95th ● Shake Shack ● Swift & Sons ● Travelle Kitchen + Bar ● Vie ● Vistro ● 1901 at Ace Bounce
2016 Participating Mixologists
Lisa Selman, Duck Duck Goat
Chris Neustadt, Jim Beam
Lov Carpenter, Café Spiaggia
Melissa Guadalupe, Hilton Rosemont
Nikki Allen, Knife & Tine
Shaunna McCarthy, DrumBar
Chris Cavarra, Sable Bar and Kitchen
Reena Patel, Beacon Tavern
Al Klopper, Slippery Slope
Liz Pearce, The Drifter
Mary Rose Braun
Meghan Konecny, Sportsman's Club
Aaron Pollack, The Dawson
Event Chairs & Committee
Natalia Cardenas, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois - Beverage Chair
Erica Carter Weiler, Nestle Waters North America - Operations
Christine Cikowski, Honey Butter Fried Chicken - Honorary Chef Chair
Todd Gunderson, OpenTable - Auction Chair
Michele Kaminski, The Dawson - Hunger Messaging Chair
Toni Klein, Klein + Partners - Host Committee, Sponsorship Chair
Rob Klein, Klein + Partners - Host Committee, Sponsorship Chair
Joshua Kulp, Honey Butter Fried Chicken - Honorary Chef Chair
Molly McFerran, Weber Shandwick - Auction Co-Chair
Elissa Narow, Pastry Chef - Chef & Restaurant Chair
Debbi Peek, Southern Wine & Spirits - Honorary Beverage Chair
Corey Polkow, La Colombe - Restaurant Chair
Cardel Reid, The Signature Room - Honorary Chef Chair
Carina Sarbaugh, General Mills - Operations & Volunteer Chair
Anna Treiber, Henson Consulting - Public Relations Chair
EverThrive Illinois works to improve the health of women, children, and families over the lifespan through community engagement, partnerships, policy analysis, education, and advocacy. EverThrive Illinois is Share Our Strength’s lead Cooking Matters partner in Illinois. Cooking Matters empowers families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year.
The Illinois Hunger Coalition (IHC) is a statewide membership organization that has worked to end child hunger in Illinois since 1988. Through its grassroots public policy work, coalition building, advocacy, outreach, and training, IHC increases access for low-income families to federal nutrition programs that bring in tens of millions of federal dollars to feed low-income children. Through the bi-lingual, toll-free Hunger Hotline, IHC serves, on average, 10,000 households per year from urban, suburban, and rural parts of the state, adn connects them to free, healthy food all year long.