DC's TASTE OF THE NATION
Join Us to End Childhood Hunger in America
April 4, 2016
The National Building Museum
General Admission: $120 | 7:00pm
VIP Admisison: $175 | 6:00pm
VIP+ Admission: SOLD OUT | 6:00pm
Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Washington, D.C or across the nation, by joining the city’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists on Monday, April 4, 2016 for 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 90 top chefs and bartenders.
Check out photos from the 2016 event!
2016 Chef Chair
VOLT | Lunchbox | Family Meal | RANGE | AGGIO
2016 Pastry Chair
2016 Participating Restaurants & Bars
1789 Restaurant • Alba Osteria • Al Dente • Ardeo + Bardeo • Art & Soul • Artisan Confections • Bagby Restaurant Group • Bar Civita • Bar Pilar • Barrel • BBQ Joint • Beuchert's Saloon • Bidwell • Big Chief • Birroteca • BLT Steak DC • Bourbon Steak • B & O American Brasserie • Brabo • Buffalo & Bergan • Captain Cookie & the Milk Man • Carlyle | Best Buns • Cava Mezze • Centrolina • Charlie Palmer Steak • Clarity • Columbia Room • Compass Rose • Cork Wine Bar • Del Campo • Design Cuisine • DGS Delicatessen • Dino's Grotto • Dolcezza Gelato • Doi Moi • Eat the Rich • Estadio • Floriana • GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar • Georgetown Cupcake • Hank's Oyster Bar • Honeysuckle • Ice Cream Jubilee • Jack Rose Dining Saloon • Jackson 20 • Juniper • Kapnos • Le Diplomate • Left Door • L'Hommage Bistro Francais • Lion Hall | Liberty Tavern | Northside Social • Maketto | Toki Underground • Mama's on the Half Shell • Mandu • Maple • Masa 14 • Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. • Medium Rare • Mindful Restaurant Group • Mon Ami Gabi • New Heights Restaurant • Nopa • Oceanaire Seafood Room • Ocopa • Old Westminster Winery • Osteria Morini • Ottoman Taverna • Penn Commons • Peregrine Espresso • Pinea • Pinstripes • Plume • Proof • Provision No 14 • Requin • Ristorante Tosca • Room 11 • Rural Society • Shake Shack • Sonoma Restaurant & wine Bar • Soup Up • Southern Efficiency • Stella Barra Pizzeria | Summer House Santa Monica • Succotash • Sugar Shack • Thally • The Brewar's Art • The Charmery • The Fainting Goat • The Food Market • The Partisan • The Rogue Gentlemen • The Royal • The Sweet Lobby • The Tabard Inn • The Wine Kitchen • Thip Khao • Toro Toro • Trummer's On Main • Urbana Dining & Drinks • Vidalia | Bistro Bis | Woodward Takeout Food • Vinoteca • VOLT Restaurant Group • Waterfront Kitchen • West End Bistro • Whisked! • Wit & Wisdom • Yona • Zentan
2016 Mixology Chair
The Columbia Room | Mockingbird Hill
Southern Efficiency | Eat the Rich
2016 Sommelier Chair
Charlie Palmer Steak
2016 Mixology Sponsors
Belle Island Craft Spirits
Mt. Gay Rum
One Eight Distilling
Papas Pilar Rum
Whistle Pig Rye
Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest, public nonprofit hunger and nutrition education resource in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. Each year the CAFB distributes 45 million pounds of food, including 17 million pounds of fresh produce, to over 500 partner agencies. The Capital Area Food Bank was founded on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, January 15, 1980.
In addition to food distribution, the CAFB has several community-building initiatives including Kids Cafe, Food For Kids, Face Hunger, From the Ground Up, Sister Hook-Up, Produce for People, the Brown Bag Program among others.
DC Hunger Solutions
Every day in the District of Columbia, one out of 10 households experience food insecurity, meaning they have uncertain or limited access to, or ability to buy, nutritionally adequate and safe food. One out of 3 D.C. children live on the edge of hunger. The Food Research & Action Center established D.C. Hunger Solutions as a project to fight hunger and improve the nutrition, health, and well-being of children and families in the District of Columbia by:
- Informing the public about hunger and food insecurity in DC.
- Working to boost participation in DC child nutrition programs.
- Working to ensure better food stamp access for more District residents.
Established in 1988, with funding from the District of Columbia Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs(OLA) and the Department of Health (DOH), Mary's Center addressed the demand for bilingual services to pregnant women and their infants in predominantly Latino areas of Ward One. Today, it serves multicultural populations throughout the metro Washington, D.C. region, serving individuals and families who have limited or no access to health-related services.
We envision a day when everyone will receive the highest quality of health care, education and social services. By working together, we help members of all communities be their own advocates and produce generations of leaders ready to contribute to their community's growth and well-being.
Check out our pre-events!
2016 Pre-Events Chair
Buffalo & Bergen
Each year DC's Taste of the Nation engages the local community to raise awareness as well as additional funds to support Share Our Strenght's efforts to end childhood hunger in America. We thank this year's pre-event partners who are helping us to raise thousands of dollars before April 4th to ensure no kid goes hungry.
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CHEFS BEHIND BARS MEDIA COVERAGE
Brightest Young Things: Your Best January
K Street Magazine: Chefs Behind Bars
The List Are You On It?: Chefs Behind Bars
What Do I Wear DC: DON’T MISS OUT | CHEFS BEHIND BARS
We are happy to answer any questions regarding event details, media requests, restaurant participation, sponsorship, auction item donations and volunteer options. Thank you!
Share Our Strength Staff
PR and Communications
Thank you to our Taste of the Nation 2016 sponsors!
NATIONAL PRESENTING SPONSORS
Food Should Taste Good
Board of Trade
IKEA of College Park
Pre-Register for the Silent Auction!
If you've already purchased your ticket, you can preview packages and register for the silent auction here.
Thank you to our Taste of the Nation 2016 auction donors!
Al Dente Restaurant
Balducci's Food Lover's Market
Basket of Liquor
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
Best Buns Bakery
Bikram Yoga Dupont
Bikram Yoga Petworth
BLT Steak DC
Brown Golf Management
Catherine George's Cakes
Catoctin Creek Distillery
Chesapeake Maritime Museum
Civil & Human Rights Museum
Coca Cola Museum
Compass Rose Bar & Kitchen
Corolla Beach House
Cotton and Reed
Cunningham's American Grill
District Chophouse & Brewery
Escape Room Live - DC
Farmers Restaurant Group
Fifth Group Restaurants
Fleet Street Kitchen
Four & Twenty Blackbirds
Four Seasons Atlanta
Four Seasons Baltimore
Fox Restaurant Concepts
Galleria Park, a Joie de Vivre hotel
Geppi's Entertainment Museum
Grotto Bay Beach Resort Bermuda
Hank's Oyster Bar
Heavy Seas Brewery
Hemmingway Rum Company
Papa's Pilar Rum
Inn at Perry Cabin
Little Rascals Doggie Daycare
M Day Spa
Mama's On The Half Shell
Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.
Mon Ami Gabi
Montage Beverly Hills
Montage Laguna Beach
Old Westminster Vineyard
Olive Oil Boom
One Eight Distilling
Pacers - Navy Yard
Plume at The Jefferson, DC
Red Shedman Farm Brewery @ Linganore Vineyards
Red Steakhouse and Bar
Royal Palms Resort & Spa
Salt & Sundry Home Essentials Package
Sazon Tribeca - Puerto Rican
Sheraton Tribeca NY
St. Michaels Winery
Taste of the Nation Atlanta
The Fainting Goat
The Food Market
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort
The Kitchen at Blue Creek
The Tabard Inn
The Wine Kitchen
Trummer's on Main
Urban Dining & Drinks
West Egg Cafe
Wit and Wisdom
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- Washington Post: Taste and drink the nation with local chefs and mixologists
- Washingtonian: Win 2 Free VIP Tickets to Taste of the Nation DC 2015
- Washington City Paper: Win Tickets To D.C.'s Taste Of The Nation For No Kid Hungry
- Brightest Young Things: Your Best April
- Zagat: 8 Can't-Miss April Food & Drink Events in DC
- The Daily Meal: What’s Happening in Washington, DC: March 23, 2015
- EATER DC: Taste of the Nation Returns; Bar Pilar's Anniversary Bash
- Sun Times: Taste of the Nation Returns; Bar Pilar's Anniversary Bash (via EATER DC)
- DCist: The Weekly Feed: Maine via Mexico Edition
- Modern Luxury DC: Taste of the Nation DC
- The Georgetowner: Weekend Round Up April 9, 2015
- Washington Lobbyist: APRIL EVENT SEASON IN DC!
- GregsListDC: Taste of the Nation
- DC This Week: Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry Returns April 13th
- Samantha On Style: The Washington Times: National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, The Lincoln Tribute, and Other Weekend Picks
- DC Outlook: DC Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry Returns April 13th
- The Washington Sun: DC' Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, the District's Favorite Culinary Event for a Cause, Returns
- DCDiningGuide: Win 2 Tickets to Taste of the Nation (via Washingtonian)
- Washington Eats: DC's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry