Culinary Events > Taste of the Nation

Chicago Taste of the Nation

October 05, 2016

VIP Admission : $200
6:00pm - 10:00pm

General Admission: $125
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Revel Fulton Market

1215 W Fulton Market
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago's Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry 2016 will be held on October 5, 2016 at Revel Fulton Market

VIP Admisison: $200 | 6:00pm

General Admission: $125 | 7:00pm 

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, October 5, 2016 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 bartenders.

Please note, Chicago's Taste of the Nation is a 21+ event.


Event Emcee

Steve Dolinsky
Food Reporter
ABC 7 News, PRI's "The World"
Co-Host/Producer, The Feed Podcast


Honorary Chefs

Joshua Kulp and Christine Cikowski
Executive Chefs and Managing Partners
Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Cardel Reid
Executive Chef
The Signature Room

Thank you to our Taste of the Nation 2016 sponsors!

National Presenting Sponsors

National Sponsors
Food Network
Food Should Taste Good

Local Sponsors


Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits
Beam Suntory

Brewery Row
Goose Island Beer Company

Fortune Fish & Gourmet
Karrot Rewards
Klein & Partners
The Dieringer Research Group

Gift Bag
Karrot Rewards


Graeter's Ice Cream
Revel Space
Virtue Cider

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

The Gage

Longman & Eagle



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.


National Presenting Sponsors

National Sponsors

Event Sponsored By

Join Us on Facebook Share our strength

© 2014 Share Our Strength

1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 1100 W
Washington DC 20005

Educational Content