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Taste of the Nation Chicago

August 13, 2014

General Admission: $125
7:00pm - 10:00pm

VIP Admission : $200
6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Navy Pier Ballroom

600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Taste of the Nation Chicago returns August 13th for another night of culinary enchantment on the edge of Lake Michigan!

Join us once again at the stunning Navy Pier Grand Ballroom and lakeside plaza for a spectacular summer evening with the most incredible gathering of innovative, influential and talked-about chefs and mixologists in town. Join event chair R.J. Melman (Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises) and nearly 100 of Chicago's most renowned chefs and mixologists as we gather together to end childhood hunger in Illinois and America. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment, delicious craft beer and wines, and a silent auction featuring many unique experiences and packages. 


Please note that Taste of the Nation Chicago is a 21 and over event. 

National Sponsors 

Local Platinum Sponsors 

Local Bronze Sponsors 

Graeter's Ice Cream



Check back soon for announcements about our 2014 mixologist lineup


2013 Participating Mixologists

Debbi Peek
Southern Wine & Spirits - USBG National Charity Foundation -

Bridget Albert
Southern Wine & Spirits - USBG
National Charity Foundation - President

Charles Joly
The Aviary

Adam Seger
Adam Seger LLC

Cristiana Delucca
The Drawing Room

Natalia Cardenas
Balena - USBG President

Scott Huth

Milan Mijatovic
Little Market

Lisa Selman
Little Market - USBG Vice-President

Paul Sauter
Mercadito & Double A

Carol Madey
Francesca's on 95th

Jay Schroeder
Red Door

Daniel DeOliveria
Pernod Ricard - Olmeca Altos Brand Ambassador

Rudy Matic
Lady Gregory

Andre Cunningham
Southern Wine & Spirits

Josh Davis
Drinks on Me Bartending Service

Tony Bell
McGuffins AMC Theater

Chris Neustadt
Cask & Courtesy

Tyler Lymer
Takito Kitchen

Bryson Ryan
USBG Member

Christopher Bloom
USBG Member

Al Klopper
USBG Member

Carols E. Cuarta
USBG Member

Tony Potempa
American Junkie
Chris Cavarra
Sable Kitchen Bar
Thomas Mooneyham
Henri and The Gage


2014 Event Chairs


R.J. Melman, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises 

Elissa Narow, Vie and Perennial Virant 

Lauren Polkow, GrubHub Inc.

Ben Smock, Toque and Bottle Advisory 

National Presenting Sponsor

National Sponsors

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