Hartford's Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry
Thursday, November 3, 2016
10 Winslow Place
Simsbury (Weatogue for GPS), CT 06089
6:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. - Seated Dinner
Hartford's Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry is the city's hottest and most trend-forward food and beverage event, bringing together award-winning chefs and mixologists from the region. After a successful 2015 event, this year's event will again feature cocktail and dessert receptions and a multi-course seated dinner prepared tableside by New England’s best chefs.
Space is limited; advance-ticket purchases are required.
2016 Participating Chefs and Restauarants
Arethusal al Tavolo - Dan Magill - Bantam, CT
Avert/Treva/Zohara - Scott Miller - West Hartford, CT
Bear's Smokehouse - Jamie McDonald - Hartford/Windsor, CT
Cafemantic - Jon Hudak - Willimantic, CT
Cook and The Bear - Ed Jones III - West Hartford, CT
Cure Restaurant - Greg Marcuson - Unionville, CT
Elm - Luke Venner - New Canaan, CT
Grants/Restaurant Bricco/Bricco Trattoria - Billy Grant - West Hartford/Glastonbury, CT
Heirloom - Carey Savona - New Haven, CT
Krust Pizza - Matt Wick - Middletown, CT
Max's Oyster Bar - Hunter Morton - Hartford/West Hartford, CT
Mercado Food Truck - Roy Riedl - CT
Millwright's Restaurant and 1680 Tavern - Tyler Anderson - Simsbury, CT
On20 - Jeff Lizotte - Hartford, CT
Present Company - Jeffrey Lizotte - Tariffville, CT
Rooster Co. - KC Ward - Newington, CT
Stages At One Washington - Evan Hennesey - Dover, NH
Tallulah On Thames - Jake Rojas - Newport, RI
Thali - Prasad Chinomula - New Haven, CT
The Pine Leaf - Joel Viehland - New Milford, CT
The Whelk - Bill Taibe - Westport, CT
Winvian - Chris Eddy - Morris, CT
Cook and the Bear
Krust Pizza & Bourbon Bar
Lisa Cole Inspired Catering
Millwright’s Restaurant and 1680 Tavern
NoRA Cupcake Company
Popover Café & Bakery
Owner/Executive Chef, Millwright's Restaurant & Tavern
Celebrating Tyler Anderson’s local, seasonally-inspired cuisine, a food writer once wrote that the chef cooked “from the ground up.” He respects and supports Connecticut’s farmers and artisan food producers, believing that locally – and lovingly – raised ingredients play an essential role in his kitchen. In his hands, the freshness factor elevates Millwright’s regional New England menu, rooted in tradition but updated for a modern audience.
A California native, Tyler was only 16 years old when began to learn his craft in restaurant kitchens. Each experience helped to develop his culinary skills, his palate and, eventually, a personal cooking style. Tyler has been mentored by some of the best Chef’s in the business and has worked all across the country.
His love of seasonal cooking eventually brought him to Connecticut where the farmers, food artisans and fisherman truly inspired him. While at the Copper Beech Inn in Essex, CT, Tyler received a perfect scoring five star review from Hartford Magazine and The Copper Beech was consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in the state by Connecticut Magazine.
Now as the Chef and Owner of Millwright’s, Tyler and his talented culinary team continue to draw inspiration from locally-grown ingredients and artisan-produced foods. They also can and preserve summer’s harvest at the peak of its freshness for use during the winter months.
Tyler and his team received perfect reviews from The New York Times, Connecticut Magazine and Hartford Magazine. Tyler was also named Chef of the Year for 2014 by the CT Restaurant Association. In 2013, one of Millwright’s dishes was chosen by the James Beard Foundation as one of the 10 Best Things They Ate. Tyler has also twice been nominated for The James Beard Foundations Best Chef Northeast Award (2013, 2014).
Tyler is involved in many philanthropic works some of which are The American Liver Foundation, Ct. Farmland Trust, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Kristin & JB Redenbaugh
SOMMELIER - $15,000
· Premiere position for event signage; opportunity to hang one banner
· Party bus for 24
· Sponsor recognition during opening remarks
· Company name listed in all press releases
· Your company’s logo on all printed pieces
· One full page ad in event program
· Logo and listing on event webpage
· Opportunity to incorporate your product or literature during cocktail hour and/or chef gift bags
· Two tables of 12 for a multi-course meal tableside with wine pairings prepared by Event Co-Chair Chef Tyler Anderson of Millwright’s Restaurant and Tavern
Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is a volunteer driven program.
Through the generous support, and hard work of volunteers the program has generated $86 million dollars to help ensure no kid grows up hungry.
PLEASE CONTACT US REGARDING EVENT DETAILS, PR/MEDIA, RESTAURANT PARTICIPATION, VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING AN AUCTION ITEM. THANK YOU!
- Tyler Anderson
Millwright's Restaurant & Tavern
- Angela Pitrone
- Billy Grant
Restaurant Bricco & Grants
- Gladys Rivera
CT Clean Energy Fund
- AJ Aurrichio
Millwright's Restaurant & Tavern
SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR
- Heather Solomon
Solomon & Associates Event Management
SPONSORSHIP CHAIR & PAST CO-CHAIR
- Mary Clare Mooney
Hartford Despatch Moving & Storage
- Catherine Ematrudo
- Rose Swiatkiewicz
- Gail Gillman Elansky
- Karen Bowers
The Hartford Club
- Dawn Crayco
End Hunger CT!
- Ramon Alvero
Solomon & Associate Event Management
- Erin Anselmo
BCD Travel onsite at Pfizer
- Tina Fox Dugdale
UCONN College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
- Lori Brandon
Connecticut Multispecialty Group
- Jeanette Dardenne
- Heather Partridge
- Kat Iacobucci
CT Media & The Advocate
- Brigitte Soucy
- Ashley Lodovice
SHARE OUR STRENGTH
- Kim Morin