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Chicago Taste of the Nation

October 05, 2016

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

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

Revel Fulton Market

1215 W Fulton Market
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago's Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry 2016 will be held on October 5, 2016 at Revel Fulton Market

VIP Admisison: $200 | 6:00pm

General Admission: $125 | 7:00pm 

Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Chicago or across the nation, by joining the city’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists on Wednesday, October 6, 2016 for Chicago's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, a remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in the America.

Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 30 top chefs and bartenders.


Please note, Chicago's Taste of the Nation is a 21+ event.


Thank you to our Taste of the Nation 2016 sponsors!

National Presenting Sponsors

National Sponsors
Food Network
Food Should Taste Good


Sneak Peak - 2016 Participating Restaurants
AcantoAvecBlackbirdThe BlanchardCafé des Architectes ● Coda di Volpe ● Gage ● Green River ● House 406Kinmont ● Leghorn ChickenNellcôte ● Old Town SocialRM Champagne SalonThe Signature Room at the 95th ● Shake Shack ● Swift & Sons 

2015 Participating Restaurants
Acadia ● Bar Pastoral ● Bar Siena ● Blackbird ● Bub City ● Café des Architectes ● Community Tavern / The Portage ● EL Ideas ● Element Collective ● Embeya ● Four Seasons Hotel Chicago ● The Gage / Acanto ● Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse / Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House ● Honey Butter Fried Chicken / Sunday Dinner Club ● Howells & Hood ● Kinmont ● The Kitchen ● Knife and Tine ● La Colombe Coffee Roasters ● Leghorn ● Longman & Eagle ● Mercadito ● mk the restaurant ● Nellcôte ● Nonna Santi's Biscotti ● Old Town Social ● Owen + Alchemy ● Prime & Provisions ● Pork & Mindy's ● Publican ● Quartino Ristorante and Wine Bar ● The Radler ● RM Champagne Salon ● The Salsa Truck ● The Signature Room at the 95th ● Siena Tavern ● Shake Shack ● Sparrow Coffee Roastery ● TÊTE Charcuterie ● Travelle ● Trenchermen ● TWO ● theWit Hotel ● Vie

2015 Participating Mixologists

Lynn HouseHeaven Hills Brands (Non-Alcohol) & Leilani and Aaliyah Fernandez

Natalia CardenasSouthern Wine & Spirits

Charles JolyCraftHouse Cocktails 

Bridget AlbertSouthern Wine & Spirits and Beam Suntory (Non-Alcohol)
& Daughter Paige Albert

Rudy MaticThe Brixton

Paul Sauter, Diageo

Lisa SelmanFemme du Coupe

Andre CunninghamSouthern Wine & Spirits

Chris NeustadtCask & Courtesy

Shauna McCarthy, Drumbar and Five Star

Carlos E. Cuarta90 Miles Cuban Cafe

Christopher BloomUSBG

Bryson Ryan, Rural Society (Loews Chicago Hotel)

Chris CavarraSable Kitchen & Bar

Al KlopperFIG Drinks and Slippery Slope

Sonja KassebaumNorth Shore Distillery

Daniel DeOliveiraUSBG

Chasity BeasleyThe Promontory


Event Chairs

Elissa Narow, Community Tavern / The Portage

Debbi PeekSouthern Wine & Spirits of Illinois

Jennifer Paulson, US Foods

Jared Van Camp, Element Collective


Event Organizing Committee

Jeannie BoutelleEdible Chicago - Hunger Messaging Co-Chair

Natalia Cardenas, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois - Beverage Co-Chair

Erica Carter WeilerNestle Waters North America - Operations

Erinn Felix, Henson Consulting - PR Co-Chair

Lynn House, Heaven Hill Brands - Beverage Co-Chair

Michele KaminskiMercadito Hospitality Group - Hunger Messaging Co-Chair

Kristy LaMontagnaOpenTable - Auction Co-Chair

Molly McFerranEdelman - Volunteer Chair

Corey PolkowLa Colombe - Restaurant Chair

Angela RipinskiGrubHub Inc. - Sponsorship Chair

Carina SarbaughGeneral Mills - Operations

Charlette Speigner - Ticket Sales Chair

Ashley ThornhillOpenTable - Auction Co-Chair

Anna TreiberHenson Consulting - PR Co-Chair


EverThrive Illinois works to improve the health of women, children, and families over the lifespan through community engagement, partnerships, policy analysis, education, and advocacy. EverThrive Illinois is Share Our Strength’s lead Cooking Matters partner in Illinois. Cooking Matters empowers families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals.



The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year.





The Illinois Hunger Coalition (IHC) is a statewide membership organization that has worked to end child hunger in Illinois since 1988. Through its grassroots public policy work, advocacy, outreach, and training, IHC increases access for low-income families to federal nutrition programs that bring in tens of millions of federal dollars to feed low-income children.


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