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Taste of the Nation East Bay

October 20, 2013

VIP: $150
3:00pm - 7:00pm

General Admission : $85
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Claremont Hotel

41 Tunnel Road
Berkeley , California

Online tickets are no longer available.

You may purchase tickets at the door for $100 for General Admission and $175 for VIP.


Share Our Strength Invites You to Our Inaugural

Taste of the Nation East Bay

Sample delicious bites and drinks from the East Bay’s best chefs, vintners, distillers and brewers 

Browse the silent auction and enjoy an amazing evening at the historic Claremont Hotel

(Free Shuttle Service Available from Rockridge Bart Station and the Claremont Hotel. Shuttles runs from 2:30pm - 8pm, leaving every 10-15 minutes)

Hunger is a very real issue for more than 16 million children in the United States, but it’s a solvable one.  In California, 22% of children are living at or below the poverty level which translates into more than 2.5 million children experiencing hunger on a daily basis. With support from generous individuals, corporations and foundations, Share Our Strength can ensure all children get the healthy food they need, every day.


Thank you for your support in our mission to ensure that no kid goes hungry and we look forward to seeing you at Taste East Bay 2013!

Host Chef: Tanya Holland

Tanya Holland is the Executive Chef and Owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ in Oakland, CA, both featuring her inventive takes on modern soul food, Southern and barbecue. The author of New Soul Cooking: Updating a Cuisine Rich in Flavor and Tradition (Stewart, Tabori, and Chang), Chef Holland is known for her role as a host and expert on soul food for the “Melting Pot” series on The Food Network & The Cooking Channel. She has made guest appearances on Sarah Moulton’s Cooking Live, Ready, Set, Cook!, The Wayne Brady Show, G. Garvin’s Road Tour, and VH1’s Soul Cities, and is regulaarly featured on The Today Show on NBC. Chef Holland is currently a featured judge on TV One’s “My Momma Throws Down”.

Chef Holland received her formal French training from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Burgundy, France, receiving a Grande Diplôme. Chef Holland has contributed to The Huffington Post, Food & Wine, Signature Bride, and Wine Enthusiast magazines, and has been featured in articles in O Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Savoy, Travel & Leisure, Sunset, and numerous other publications. Chef Holland is a regular instructor at Rancho La Puerta Spa in Tecate, Mexico (Rated #1 spa in the world by Travel & Leisure). Chef Holland is Vice President of the San Francisco chapter of the prestigious Les Dames d’Escoffier. The City of Oakland recently declared June 5th, 2012 as Tanya Holland Day for her “Significant Role in Creating Community and Establishing Oakland as a Culinary Center”. Her next cookbook, The Brown Sugar Kitchen Cookbook, will be published by Chronicle Books in 2014.



Sponsorship Opportunities

If your corporation is interested in sponsoring Share Our Strength's Taste Easy Bay with a monetary of in-kind donation, please contact Katie Bone at or 415-326-3767.

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Event Information:

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation East Bay is from 4-7 p.m. on October 20th at the Claremont Hotel. The city’s premiere charitable tasting event will feature the bay area's best restaurants, bars, and craft breweries coming together to help Share Our Strength’s goal of ending childhood hunger in the U.S.

Ticket Information:

General Admission $85 and VIP $150

Event Emcee: Joel Riddell

Joel Riddell checks out the view from an A-List perspective. Discover the finer things in life: wine and food events travel to wonderful locations (and traveling in style) the hottest restaurants unique wineries & micro-breweries and meet the people who are influential movers and shakers in the food, wine, event and travel business! 

If you're a foodie, an oenophile, a fan of great beers, or a travel aficionado who appreciates knowing what's hot before anyone else, Dining Around is your ticket to a front row seat to find out what "the insiders" know! 

Recent guests: Frances and Ed Mayes- Under the Tuscan Sun Fame, Gail Simmons- Bravo TV Top Chef; Peter Mondavi, Spud Hilton - Travel Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and author of BadLatitude; Joanne Weir - Chef, author, and Many More!

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