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Houston Taste of the Nation

May 22, 2018

General Admission: $125

VIP Admission: $200

Executive Suite for 10: $5,000

Silver Street Studios

2000 Edwards Street
Houston, Texas

Houston's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is a celebrated culinary tasting event featuring over 40 of the region's top chefs, bartenders and pitmasters, all united for one cause: making sure all children have the nutritious food they need, every day. Since 1988, this premier tasting event has raised over $2.5 million helping to end childhood hunger. Check out our 2016 recap here! 

Our 2017 Culinary Council:
Beverage Chair Alba Huerta of Julep
Pastry Chair Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar
Chef Chair Ryan Pera of Coltivare, Eight Row Flint and Revival Market 
BBQ Chair Daniel Vaughn, BBQ Editor at Texas Monthly

Check out all the fun we had in 2016:

2017 Restaurants, Bars & BBQ Joints
Aqui • BCN Taste & Tradition • Beaver's • Bernie's Burger Bus
Brasserie 19 • Brennan's of Houston • Cacao & Cardamom • Cafe Annie
Chateau d'Esclans • Dolce Neve • Eight Row Flint • Fat Cat Creamery
Fluff Bake Bar • Grand Prize • Houston Food Bank • Indianola • Izakaya 
Johnny's Gold Brick • Julep • Katz Coffee • Kuu Restaurant  La Table 
Louie Mueller BBQ • Main Kitchen • Mala Sichuan • Michael's Cookie Jar • Oxbow 7
Pappa Charlies BBQ • Pass & Provisions • Pax Americana • Pinkerton's BBQ • Riel 
 Roegels  • Shake Shack  Sonoma • Southern Goods  St. Arnold • State Fare  
State of Grace • Swift + Company • Tacos-A-Go-Go • Tejas Chocolate Craftory 
Tiny's Milk & Cookies • Topo Chico  Uchi • Underbelly • Weights + Measures

Meet our 2017 Culinary Council

RYAN PERA  Agricole Hospitality  •  REBECCA MASSON  Fluff Bake Bar
ALBA HUERTA  Julep  •  DANIEL VAUGHN  Texas Monthly

Tickets + Sponsorship Options

New in 2017: Executive Suites $5000
Tax Deductible Amount: $4600
Executive Suites at Taste of the Nation are tailor-made for entertaining clients in a fun, dynamic environment -- all while supporting No Kid Hungry's work to end childhood hunger. Contact Andy Villabona for more information.

  • Exclusive access to a 10'x10' branded, private suite with seating
  • Butler passed bites and other VIP perks
  • Business name or logo recognition on event sponsor signage/website
  • 10 VIP tickets
  • Early admission at 6pm

VIP Admission Ticket $200
Tax deductible amount: $160

  • One admission to Houston's Taste of the Nation 
  • Half-hour early admission, beginning at 6:00pm
  • Access to exclusive VIP lounge with seating

General Admission Ticket $125
Tax deductible amount: $85

  • One admission to Houston's Taste of the Nation at 6:30pm

Traditional Sponsorship Price varies
Benefits and tax deductible amounts vary.
Traditional sponsorships focus on promoting your brand or product. Benefits are customized to meet your needs and can include promotional opportunities onsite at Taste of the Nation, product inclusion in VIP or talent goody bags, event area naming rights, ticket packages, logo inclusion and more!
Contact Andy Villabona for more information.



National Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
Marta and Bill Marko

Event Sponsors


               Chateau d'Esclans


Agency Sponsor


D├ęcor Sponsor

 Media Partners


Event Partners


Interesting in sponsoring?
Contact Andy Villabona by email.

Special Thanks
The Grahamaphone


Sponsorship and Executive SuitesGet in touch with Andy.

Interested in covering the event? Apply for media credentials here.

Volunteering:  Complete a volunteer request here.

Have a Question? Let us know.

And don't forget to...
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Keep up to date with Houston's Taste of the Nation on our Facebook.

Funds raised through Houston's Taste of the Nation support No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength's national campaign to end childhood hunger in America and these local Houston partners: Houston Food Bank, Kids' Meals, and The Center for Public Policy Priorities.

Event Recaps
2015 Recap

2016 Recap

Our Impact

In Texas, 1 in 4 kids struggle with hunger.  Only 10% of kids who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch area also getting summer meals; only 62% of the same kids receive school breakfast.  

Your support through a ticket or sponsorship purchase will help launch school breakfast programs, recruit summer meals, and empower families to shop for an prepare healthy meals. It also provides grants to the most effective hunger-fighting organization across the country to help them end child hunger in their communities. In Houston, those organizations are the Houston Food Bank, Kids' Meals and The Center for Public Policy Priorities.  Learn more about our work in Texas here

See how the No Kid Hungry Campaign is changing lives at

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National Sponsors

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