We are excited to announce the 2013 participating restaurants! The VIP reception will be presented by CVC Catering.
3:00pm - 8:30pm
General Admission: $125
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Taste of the Nation Maine
Join Taste of the Nation Maine on June 23, 2013 for an unforgettable afternoon and evening of food, drink, entertainment and live and silent auction.
The 2012 Taste of the Nation Maine was a sold-out event, featuring 2 dozen of the state's top chefs on Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay. With the support of our chefs and restaurants, sponsors, donors, and attendees, we raised a record amount of money and granted more than $150,000 to local beneficiaries. In 2013, our event will be hosted by Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport, Maine.
Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid grows up hungry. Each spring and summer, the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at nearly 40 events across the United States and Canada, with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger. Taste of the Nation is nationally sponsored by American Express, Sysco, Food Network and S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $86 million.
Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a nonprofit organization in Freeport, Maine dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture, education, and outdoor recreation while preserving its 626 acres of open space and historic buildings. This working saltwater farm includes hundreds of acres of forest, saltwater marsh, pasture lands, over four miles of Casco Bay coastline and an award-winning oceanfront campground. Wolfe’s Neck Farm offers programs including a summer day camp, Teen Ag Program, and other community events to educate both children and adults about sustainable agriculture and connect them to the natural world. Open free to the public year-round, the Farm encourages visitors to explore its miles of hiking trails, meet the animals in the barn, explore the organic gardens, picnic along the shoreline and enjoy the open space. Learn more at www.wolfesneckfarm.org
Visit the Lodging tab for more information on hotels in the Freeport area.
|Back Bay Grill||Black Birch|
|Chebeague Inn||Cinque Terre/Vignola|
|East End Cupcakes and Gelato Fiasco||Five Fifty-Five|
|Harraseeket Inn||Hugo’s/Eventide Oyster Bar|
|Salt Exchange||Sea Glass Restaurant and Lounge|
|The Farmer’s Table||The Front Room/The Grill Room/ The Corner Room|
|Walter’s Restaurant||When Pigs Fly|
|White Barn Inn||Zapoteca|
Thank you to everyone who attended Taste of the Nation Portland, ME 2012.
State Committee Chair
Taste of the Nation Chair
Social Media Chair
Steve Corry - Five Fifty-Five
Larry Matthews - Back Bay Grill
Sam Hayward - Fore Street
Jeff Landry - The Farmer's Table
Proceeds from our events will support these organizations which are dedicated to fighting hunger in Maine:
Cultivating Community teaches organic and sustainable farming practices to grow food in school gardens, community spaces, and partnering farms to feed the most vulnerable in Maine.
Good Shepherd Food Bank's mission is to provide food for those experiencing food insecurity by soliciting surplus food and serving as an umbrella organization for food distribution to non-profit programs and food pantries throughout Maine.
Preble Street Teen Center is the hub of services for homeless and runaway youth, providing immediate access and an acclaimed service coordination model. The Center helps to meet immediate needs by providing warmth and safety, nutritious meals, clothing, and crisis intervention.
Share our Strength's umbrella program to create partnerships, educate families about nutrition, feed children, and build national awareness regarding the barriers that prevent kids from accessing the food they need.
In addition to supporting Share Our Strength's work to end childhood hunger in America, a percentage of Taste of the Nation events support advocacy and sustainable community development in Haiti, Mexico, El Salvador, and Ethiopia through ACCION International, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, Bread for the World, Global Food Banking Network, Grassroots International, International Development Exchange, Los NiÃ±os, Oxfam America, SHARE Foundation: Building a New El Salvador Today, The Lambi Fund of Haiti, and Save the Children.
Our generous in-kind and cash sponsers make it possible for us to donate more than $150,000 to local organizations that do the hard work of connecting hungry children with food.
Thank you for your support of Share Our Strength and Taste of the Nation 2013.
Other Maine Events
Cooking Matters: Courtney Kennedy
Dine Out: Rebecca Dill
Bake Sale: Alysia Zoidis
Dinner Series: Anne Verrill
For information about these events, please contact John Woods at email@example.com