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NYC Taste of the Nation

April 18, 2018

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

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

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

Brooklyn Expo Center

72 Noble St
Brooklyn, New York


Join Us For
New York City's Taste of the Nation
No Kid Hungry
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
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 Wednesday, April 18, 2018 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 40 top chefs and bartenders – an impressive list of talent curated by our co-chairs and host committee.  Special culinary adventures include the 3rd annual rosé garden, a donut derby, and more! 

Culinary Co-Chairs

Amanda Cohen, Dirt Candy

Amanda Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, the award-winning vegetable restaurant on New York City’s Lower East Side. Dirt Candy was the first vegetable-focused restaurant in the city and the leader of the vegetable-forward movement.
Anita Lo 
Anita Lo is an acclaimed chef who worked at Bouley and Chanterelle before opening Michelin-starred Annisa in Greenwich Village in 2000 (it closed in 2017). Food & Wine named her one of ten “Best New Chefs in America,” and the Village Voice proclaimed her “Best New Restaurant Chef.” She has appeared on Top Chef Masters, Iron Chef America, and Chopped and in 2015 became the first female guest chef to cook at the White House. She lives in New York City.

Spirits Chair
Eamon Rockey, Rockey's

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. As the President and Founder of Rockey’s, Eamon could not be more proud to see this labor of love come to fruition.



Host Committee

William Elliott, Maison Premiere & Sauvage

Chef Chris Jaeckle, Uma Temakeria 

Oskar Kostecki, Chamber Street Wines

Chef Jack Logue

Chef Eli Sussman, Samesa


Benefit Committee

Katie Ilch

Rachel Walensky

Jessica White


2018 Participating Restaurants coming soon! In the meantime, check out our stellar line up from last year!


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!)



2018 Participating Bars coming soon! In the meantime, check out our stellar line up from last year!


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!"

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.



2018 Sponsors

National Presenting Sponsors

Citi Sysco

National Sponsors

Local Sponsors

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Funds raised through New York City's Taste of the Nation 2018 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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