Tickets for Laguna Beach's Taste of the Nation are available now!
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid in America grows up hungry. In Laguna Beach, Taste of the Nation brings together the finest chefs and mixologists and corporate and individual supporters to raise the funds needed to end childhood hunger.
Poverty is complex; feeding a child is not.
We are proud to annouce our 2016 Chefs!
Craig Strong, Studio, Montage Laguna Beach
David Coleman, Chianina Steakhouse, Long Beach
Ray Garcia, Broken Spanish, Los Angeles
Bruce Kalman, Union, Pasadena
Ludo Lefebvre, Petit Trois, Trois Mec, Ludo Bird, Los Angeles
Walter Manzke, République, Los Angeles
Kris Morningstar, Terrine, Los Angeles
Lee Smith, Executive Pastry Chef, Montage Laguna Beach
Nathan Beriau, Executive Chef, Montage Palmetto Bluff
2016 Guest Chefs
Chef/Owner ,Union, Pasadena and Knead & Co Pasta Bar + Market, Los Angeles
Petit Trois, Trois Mec, Ludo Bird, Los Angeles
Executive Chef, Broken Spanish, Los Angeles
Executive Chef, Terrine, Los Angeles
Executive Chef, République, Los Angeles
Executive Chef, Michael's Restaurant Group, Long Beach
Executive Chef, Montage Palmetto Bluff
2015 NATIONAL SPONSORS
- Community Action Partnership of Orange County: CAPOC changes peoples lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live.The agency cares about the entire community, and is dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
- Second Harvest Orange County Food Bank: Founded by the Council of Orange, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Food Bank began providing food for the hungry in October 1983 in Orange, under the leadership of Dan Harney. In 2007, the Food Bank moved to a new facility in Irvine on the old El Toro Marine Base, more than doubling its capacity to meet the needs of Orange County's hungry during the most difficult economic times since the Great Depression. In 2012, the Food Bank became an independent 501c3 corporation. Since its founding, the Food Bank has provided more than 272 million pounds of donated and surplus food to local charities.