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NYC Taste of the Nation

April 24, 2017

Cabana: $10,000
6:00pm - 9:00pm

VIP Admission: $400
6:00pm - 9:00pm

General Admission: $250
7:00pm - 9:00pm

180 Maiden Lane

180 Maiden Ln
New York City, New York


Join Us For
New York City's Taste of the Nation
No Kid Hungry
with Honorary Chair Danny Meyer
Monday, April 24, 2017
180 Maiden Lane 
New York, NY 10038
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm - VIP entry 
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - General Admission entry

Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in New York or across the nation, by joining the city’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists on Monday, April 24, 2017 for 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 the America.

Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 50 top chefs and bartenders – an impressive list of talent curated by our co-chairs and host committee.  Special culinary adventures include the 2nd annual rosé garden, a candy carnival, a donut derby, and more! 

Culinary Co-Chairs

Anita Lo, Annisa 
Anita Lo, chef and owner of Annisa, is one of the most respected chefs in the country having earned numerous accolades for her inventive Contemporary American cuisine.  Her intimate Greenwich Village restaurant opened in 2000 and was destroyed by fire in 2009. Just as plans for rebuilding Annisa were underway, Lo appeared on Top Chef Masters, finishing fourth out of 24 chefs. The restaurant reopened in April 2010 followed by the release of her first cookbook, Cooking Without Bordersin October 2011. Annisa continues to impress. Pete Wells at The New York Times recently re-reviewed the restaurant in 2014, awarding Lo with a glowing 3-star review
Bryce Shuman

Bryce Shuman, originally from Chapel Hill, NC moved to San Francisco, California to hone his skills as a chef. Working first for Wolfgang Puck at Postrio and then for Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski at Rubicon, Bryce learned the importance of cooking with the finest ingredients and always from the heart. Upon returning to the east coast he joined Daniel Humm’s team at Eleven Madison Park in New York City. During his six years there as Sous Chef and Executive Sous Chef, the restaurant garnered four stars from the New York Times, three Michelin Stars, as well at a top 5 placement on The Worlds 50 Best. As Executive Chef at Betony, Bryce earned three stars from The New York Times, one Michelin star, and was a 2015  Food & Wine “Best New Chef”. Esquire Magazine also named Betony "Restaurant of the Year"  When not cooking, Bryce likes to spend time with his loving wife and 3 year old daughter, Emilia.  He also collects analog synthesizers, plays blues guitar, and snaps instant photographs with his vintage Polaroid Reporter SE.

Spirits Chair
Eamon Rockey

Eamon Rockey is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Management. For over ten years, he has worked in service, management and beverage-centric positions at some of New York City’s most highly regarded restaurants including Gilt, Eleven Madison Park, Atera, and Aska. Most recently as the General Manager of Betony, and COO of the North American branch of its parent company Maison-Dellos, Eamon spearheaded the restaurant’s critically acclaimed cocktail program, renowned for its milk punches.  



Host Committee

William Elliott, Maison Premiere & Sauvage

Chris Jaeckle, Uma Temakeria 

Oskar Kostecki, Union Square Wines

Jack Logue

Flynn McGarry, Eureka

Eli Sussman, Samesa


Benefit Committee

Bren Herrera

Katie Ilch

Morgan Olson

Katie Solomon

Rachel Walensky

Jessica White

Katie Workman

Afrodet Zuri


2017 Participating Restaurants

• Acme 
American Cut 
• Atoboy 
 DOE Mobile Meals Truck 
El Atoradero 
• Fifty 
• Huertas 
• L'Appart 
La Newyorkina 
• Maialino 
Pig & Khao •
Pig Bleecker 
• Samesa 
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill (exclusive preview!)

2017 Participating Bars and Bartenders 

Bay Kitchen Bar • 
BlackTail • 
• Cienfuegos • 
• The Dead Rabbit 
Fresh Kills 
Pig Bleecker 
• The Vnyl 

Rosé Garden 

Stop and smell the rosé - take a stroll through the most indulgent garden you'll ever visit. Walk away saying, "Yes way, Rosé!"

Candy Carnival

Get ready to embrace your inner child and satisfy your sweet tooth while indulging in the best part of the carnival world - CANDY.  These sweets are handmade, local, and the finest example of creative takes on your favorites from the days of yore. 

Donut Derby

The City's best donut destinations go head-to-head in a mind-blowing flurry of dough for a derby duel that is guaranteed to make you roll with excitement.



Indulge in the ultimate VIP experience. Cabana purchasers will be granted exclusive early access to the event; one cabana for ten of your closet fiends, with butler and bottle service; a private lounge; exclusive shack packs from Shake Shack; and all access to bites and sips prepared by more than 40 of New York's culinary and beverage elite.



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. 

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Funds raised through New York City's Taste of the Nation 2017 support...  

No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength's national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, and these

Local NYC beneficiaries: City Harvest, Hunger Solutions NY, Food Bank for New York City, and Hunger Free America

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