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 5, 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 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
Food Should Taste Good
Goose Island Beer Company
Sneak Peek - 2016 Participating Restaurants
● Acanto ● Acadia ● Appellation ● Allium at the Four Seasons ● Avec ● Bar Toma ● Bin 36 ● Blackbird ● Boeufhaus ● The Blanchard ● Café des Architectes ● Coda di Volpe ● Community Tavern ● The Dawson ● Gage ● Green River ● House 406 ● Kinmont ● Knife & Tine ● Leghorn Chicken ● Nellcôte ● Old Town Social ● Quiote ● RM Champagne Salon ● The Signature Room at the 95th ● Shake Shack ● Swift & Sons ● Vie ● Vistro ● 1901 at Ace Bounce
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 House, Heaven Hills Brands (Non-Alcohol) & Leilani and Aaliyah Fernandez
Natalia Cardenas, Southern Wine & Spirits
Charles Joly, CraftHouse Cocktails
Rudy Matic, The Brixton
Paul Sauter, Diageo
Lisa Selman, Femme du Coupe
Andre Cunningham, Southern Wine & Spirits
Chris Neustadt, Cask & Courtesy
Carlos E. Cuarta, 90 Miles Cuban Cafe
Christopher Bloom, USBG
Bryson Ryan, Rural Society (Loews Chicago Hotel)
Chris Cavarra, Sable Kitchen & Bar
Sonja Kassebaum, North Shore Distillery
Daniel DeOliveira, USBG
Chasity Beasley, The Promontory
Elissa Narow, Community Tavern / The Portage
Debbi Peek, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois
Jennifer Paulson, US Foods
Jared Van Camp, Element Collective
Event Organizing Committee
Jeannie Boutelle, Edible Chicago - Hunger Messaging Co-Chair
Natalia Cardenas, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois - Beverage Co-Chair
Erica Carter Weiler, Nestle Waters North America - Operations
Erinn Felix, Henson Consulting - PR Co-Chair
Lynn House, Heaven Hill Brands - Beverage Co-Chair
Michele Kaminski, Mercadito Hospitality Group - Hunger Messaging Co-Chair
Kristy LaMontagna, OpenTable - Auction Co-Chair
Molly McFerran, Edelman - Volunteer Chair
Corey Polkow, La Colombe - Restaurant Chair
Angela Ripinski, GrubHub Inc. - Sponsorship Chair
Carina Sarbaugh, General Mills - Operations
Charlette Speigner - Ticket Sales Chair
Ashley Thornhill, OpenTable - Auction Co-Chair
Anna Treiber, Henson 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.