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Chicago Taste of the Nation

August 30, 2017

Admission: $100
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Revel Fulton Market

1215 W Fulton Market
Chicago, Illinois


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.

Interested in learning more about the 2017 event? Please reach out to Rebecca Woerner at 

Thank you to our Taste of the Nation 2017 sponsors!

National Presenting Sponsors

National Sponsors
Food Network


Local Sponsors

Brewery Row
Goose Island Beer Co.

Evergreen Agency

Klein & Partners

Local Sponsors
Voss Water



In support of No Kid Hungry, alt-rock chart topping band The Strumbellas will perform a special acoustic set during the event, presented by Citi.  Listen to their new single "Young & Wild" here.


2016 Participating Mixologists

Lisa Selman, Duck Duck Goat

Chris Neustadt, Jim Beam

Lov Carpenter, Café Spiaggia

Melissa Guadalupe, Hilton Rosemont

Dogma Group

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 WeilerNestle Waters North America - Operations

Christine CikowskiHoney Butter Fried Chicken - Honorary Chef Chair

Todd GundersonOpenTable - Auction Chair

Michele KaminskiThe Dawson - Hunger Messaging Chair

Toni KleinKlein + Partners - Host Committee, Sponsorship Chair

Rob KleinKlein + Partners - Host Committee, Sponsorship Chair

Joshua KulpHoney Butter Fried Chicken - Honorary Chef Chair

Molly McFerran, Weber Shandwick - Auction Co-Chair

Elissa Narow, Pastry Chef - Chef & Restaurant Chair

Debbi PeekSouthern Wine & Spirits - Honorary Beverage Chair

Corey PolkowLa Colombe - Restaurant Chair

Cardel ReidThe Signature Room - Honorary Chef Chair

Carina SarbaughGeneral Mills - Operations & Volunteer Chair

Anna TreiberHenson 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.


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