Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid in America grows up hungry. In Laguna Beach, Taste of the Nation brings together the finest chefs and mixologists and corporate and individual supporters to raise the funds needed to end childhood hunger.
Poverty is complex; feeding a child is not.
We are thrilled to announce Fabio Viviani as our 2017 Host!
2017 Restaurant Line Up
Craig Strong, Studio, Montage Laguna Beach
Lee Smith, Executive Pastry Chef, Montage Laguna Beach
Bruce Kalman, Union Pasadena, Knead & Co. Los Angeles
Jason Neroni, Rose Cafe, Los Angeles
Eric Samaniego, Michael's On Naples, Long Beach
Bryant Taylor, Chiana Steakhouse, Long Beach
Tin Vuong, Blackhouse Hospitality, Los Angeles & Manhattan Beach
Dakota Weiss, Estrella, Sweetfin Poke, Los Angeles
We're also excited to announce special guest Koire Rogers, Beverage Director, ARC Food & Libations, Restaurant Marin, The Guild Club
Our 2017 Guest Chefs (and more to come!)
Chef/Owner Union Pasadena, Knead & Co., Los Angeles
Executive Chef, Rose Cafe, Los Angeles
Chef/Owner, Estrella, Sweetfin Poke Los Angeles
Executive Chef, Michael's On Naples, Long Beach
Executive Chef, Chiana Steakhouse, Long Beach
2017 NATIONAL SPONSORS
Thank you to our 2017 LOCAL SPONSORS!
- Community Action Partnership of Orange County: CAPOC changes peoples lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live.The agency cares about the entire community, and is dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
- Second Harvest Orange County Food Bank: Founded by the Council of Orange, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Food Bank began providing food for the hungry in October 1983 in Orange, under the leadership of Dan Harney. In 2007, the Food Bank moved to a new facility in Irvine on the old El Toro Marine Base, more than doubling its capacity to meet the needs of Orange County.
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