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Charlotte Taste of the Nation

April 18, 2016

VIP Admission : $120
6:00pm - 9:30pm

General Admission : $85
7:00pm - 9:30pm

The Fillmore Charlotte

820 Hamilton Street
Charlotte, North Carolina


Join us at The Fillmore Charlotte on Monday, April 18th for the 21st Anniversary of 
Charlotte's Taste of the Nation
®for No Kid Hungry!

Thank you to our 2015 local event sponsors!


Local Host 
Wells Fargo

Luxe Lounge Presenting Sponsor
Piedmont Natural Gas

Silver Platter Sponsor
US. Foods

Entertainment Sponsor
EastCoast Entertainment 

Auction Sponsor
Perry's Fine, Antique and Estate Jewelry 

Premier Sponsors
Mutual Distributors 
Republic National Distributing Co.

Maitre d' Sponsors
AFR Event Furnishings
Empire Distributers
Harper's Restaurant Group 

Food Artisan Sponsors
Adams Beverages
Charlotte Center City Partners
Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
Compass Group, North America
Custom Lettering & Design
NCRLA - Charlotte Chapter
Nestle Waters
Show Pros
Snyder's Lance

Restaurant Sponsors
Axis Marketing
Eco Lab
Mini Mac Storage Center
Party Reflections
Paschal Promotions
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
ShutterBooth Charlotte
Signature Events Studio
Windermere Insurance Group LLC

Home Grown Sponsors
Greater Charlotte Ref, Inc.
Zippy Ice

Martin Olivos, Upstream 

Radio Sponsor & Event Host
WKQC K104.7 FM
Francene Marie Morris, Beasley Broadcasting Group, Host
Natalie Pasquarella, WSOC-TV, Co-Host

"Best of Awards" Sponsor
American Culinary Federation 

Official Printer
Technocom, USA

Official Photographer & Videographer
Darling Media Group 

Official Florist
Carolyn Shepard Design Group 

If you are interested in locally sponsoring Charlotte's Taste of the Nation, please contact or Allyson Colaco


Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina provides food annually through its network of partner agencies in 16 counties of North and South Carolina. Other programs provided include Kids Cafe, feeding children who come to school hungry every day and the Second Harvest BackPack Program, which provides backpacks full of food for children at risk of hunger on the weekends. Plus the Mobile Pantry Program to deliver truckloads of food directly to rural areas of our region.

Community Culinary School of Charlotte
The Community Culinary School of Charlotte (CCSC) provides training in the food service industry for the unemployed and underemployed who have experienced previous barriers to gainful employment. "We're fighting hunger while creating opportunity".

For the third year in a row, Charlotte’s Taste of the Nation ® will feature a special Wine Grab.  Guests will have the opportunity to purchase a $20 raffle ticket which will correspond to one of 100 bottles of wine!  The Wine Grab table will be set-up near the Silent Auction so come on by and take your chance at taking home a bottle of wine ranging in retail value from $20 to over $100!

Follow us online (#TONCLT and #WineGrab) for sneak peeks at the bottles you could wine!  Wine has been donated by individuals and area businesses and highlight many different vineyards and regions, including:

Cambria Estate Winery

Cristom "Jessie Vineyard"

Duckhorn Decoy


Mo√ęt & Chandon

Optima Knights Valey

Robert Craig Affinity

Whitehall Lane Winery & Vineyards

We are happy to answer any questions regarding event details, media requests, restaurant participation, sponsorship, auction item donations and volunteer options. Thank you!

Event Co-Chairs

Tom Sasser & Allyson Colaco

Sponsorship Chair


PR/Marketing Chair

Larken Egleston

Silent & Live Auction Chair

Allison Stanley


National Presenting Sponsors

National Sponsors

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