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Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation

May 21, 2017

VIP Admission: $300
2:00pm - 7:00pm

Montage Laguna Beach

30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California

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.

Tickets will be available until 7 PM 5/20 and will be available to purchase at the door on Sunday! 

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

Jason Neroni, Rose Cafe, Los Angeles

Eric Samaniego, Michael's On Naples, Long Beach

Bryant Taylor, Chianina 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 

 

 

 

 

Host Chefs

 

 

Craig Strong

Executive Chef, Studio at Montage Laguna Beach

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Lee Smith

Pastry Chef, Montage Laguna Beach

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Our 2017 Guest Chefs

Jason Neroni

Executive Chef, Rose Cafe, Los Angeles

 

Dakota Weiss

Chef/Owner, Estrella, Sweetfin Poke Los Angeles

 

 

 

Eric Samaniego

Executive Chef, Michael's On Naples, Long Beach

 

 

Bryant Taylor

Executive Chef, Chianina Steakhouse, Long Beach

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 
 
                                                      Tin Vuong
 
                              Chef/Partner Blackhouse Hospitality  
                                                                      
 

2017 NATIONAL SPONSORS

     

 

 

Thank you to our 2017 LOCAL  SPONSORS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beneficiaries 2017

  • 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.
 
 
 
We are thrilled to announce Fabio Viviani as our 2017 TOTNLB Host! 

Chef/Culinary Personality/Restaurateur/ Cookbook Author 

 
                                                                                                                                                
 
                                                                                                                                                     
 
 
 
Hailing from Florence, Chef Fabio Viviani has opened numerous restaurants in Italy, as well as in the US. His most famed restaurants include Café Firenze in Moorpark, CA, his first North American opening, as well as Chicago favorites and celebrity hotspots Bar Siena and Siena Tavern. He continues to make a name for himself with the launch of Lobster by Fabio, a seafood home delivery service, and a new restaurant in upstate New York, Portico by Fabio Viviani.Perhaps best known for his television debut on Bravo’s Top Chef, Viviani has since made appearances on national broadcasts. In February 2017, he launched a new online cooking show called “Fabio’s Kitchen.” Off-screen, he has authored three successful cookbooks, one of which put him on The New York Times Best-Seller list. In May 2017, he plans to release a fourth cookbook, Fabio’s 30-Minute Italian. Aside from his passion for food, Viviani also started his Know-How Leadership Academy, an online educational platform providing free guides and courses for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Most recently, he collaborated with Sapphire Apps to release Food Porn Emoji by Chef Fabio Viviani, the first HD food emoji keyboard on the app market.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     

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