Minneapolis' Taste of the Nation Hotlist for No Kid Hungry
Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Nicollet Island Pavillion
VIP Admisison: $125 | 6:00pm
With your VIP ticket, you will enjoy:
· 1 Hour Exclusive Early Access to all of the sips and bites at the event
· Early access to parking at Nicollet Island Pavilion and DeLaSalle High School
· Last pass at the Silent Auction to enter final bids after it closes
· A bonus ring at the Tipsy Toss wine and spirits ring toss game
· A bonus guess at the Saucy Palate secret sauce ingredient guessing game
General Admission: $75 | 7:00pm
Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Minneapolis or across the nation, by joining the city’s finest chefs and mixologists on Thursday, June 22, 2017 for Minneapolis' Taste of the Nation Hotlist 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.
Share your photos and videos from the event using hashtags #NoKidHungry and #MPLSHotlist
2017 Exclusive Wine Sponsor
Legal Services Advocacy Project For 100 years, Legal Aid has worked in pursuit of helping Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens gain access to their basic rights for safety, shelter, food, health care and education. And with the support of hundreds of Minnesotans, they’ve had the privilege to change lives along the way.
University of Minnesota Co-op Extension Extension researchers and educators engage individuals and organizations in asking the challenging questions to discover science-based answers that make a difference. Together, they create a better world for today and tomorrow by: keeping our food safe and affordable, preparing today's youth to thrive in a complex world, ensuring Minnesota communities are strong, improving our environment, and helping families make better decisions.
Second Harvest Heartland Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest, most efficient and most innovative food banks. In 2014, they delivered more than 74 million meals to over 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other agency partner programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Additionally, they are a member of Feeding America, a network of more than 200 food banks serving every state in the United States.
Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, FoodShare The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign brings together hundreds of companies, civic groups, schools and congregations to help keep 300 food shelves statewide stocked throughout the year. This grassroots campaign is their most enduring program.
Thank you to our Taste of the Nation Hotlist 2017 sponsors!
National Presenting Sponsors
2017 Participating Restaurants
2017 Participating Mixologists and Breweries
• 612 Brew •
• Bittercube •
• Earl Giles •
• Fulton Beer •
• USBG •
2017 Exclusive Wine Sponsor
New to Minneapolis' Taste of the Nation Hotlist is the Maker's Corner, featuring samples from local Minnesota food and beverage companies. Please see below for a full list of participants and don't forget to stop by during the event!
• Five Vodka •
• Midwest Elderberry Association •
President, Robert Rippe& Associates, Inc.
Director Fixed Income Business Development, RBC Wealth Management
Co-Founder & Partner, Zeus Jones
Senior Marketing Manager, General Mills
PhD Medical Liaison, Cardio Vascular Systems, Inc.
Senior VP, Houlihan Lokey
Director and General Manager, Grow North
Founder, MariEQ Brand Strategy
Corporate Counsel, Toro
Parking is available on a first come first serve basis with options including:
• Limited free parking in the NIP lot at the corner of Wilder St and Merriam Rd
• Free parking in the DeLaSalle High School lot across Hennepin and 1st Ave
• Free street parking on the island, as dictated by signage
• Metered parking along Main St or in the St Anthony neighborhood
• Pay parking in the St Anthony Falls ramp on SE 2nd Ave