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Hartford Taste of the Nation

November 13, 2017

Individual Ticket: $225
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Millwright’s Restaurant and Tavern

77 West Street
Simsbury , Connecticut

Hartford's Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry

Monday, November 13, 2017

Millwright's Restaurant and Tavern
77 West Street
Simsbury, CT 06070

6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. - 5-Course Seated Dinner


Can't attend? Contributions can still be made here - Select "Hartford, CT- TOTN" from the pull-down menu.

Thank you for supporting No Kid Hungry!

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 2016 event, this year's event will again feature a cocktail reception and a multi-course seated dinner prepared by New England’s best chefs.

In addition to delicious food, fine wines, local craft beers and premium spirits, guests also enjoy a silent auction and the opportunity to network with the region's professional elite. 

Space is limited; advance-ticket purchases are required.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Morin at


Tyler Anderson
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.




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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.

Thank you to the 2017 Hartford Taste of the Nation Committee


Tyler Anderson
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