2013 Chef Council
Bryan Voltaggio - VOLT | Lunchbox | Range
Nicholas Stefanelli - Bibiana
Scott Drewno - The Source
Mike Isabella - Graffiato | Bandolero
Victor Albisu - Taco Bamba | Del Campo
2013 Sommelier Chair
Nadine Brown - Charlie Palmer Steak
2013 Mixology Chair
Gina Chersevani - Buffalo & Bergen
2013 Participating Restaurants
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
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 20 million pounds of food, including 6 million pounds of fresh produce, to over 700 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.
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.
Thank You to our generous Taste of the Nation Washington, DC Auction Donors
300 Shady Grove
Black Ankle Vineyards
Blue & Gold Feet
Coronado Surfing Academy
Counter Culture Coffee
CREATE Arts Center
El Conquistador Resort
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
Four Seasons Resort Nevis
Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
Green Mountain Coffee
Harvest Snaps (Calbee Snapea Crisps)
Hotel del Coronado
Hue Crazy Face Painting
Just Simply... Cuisine
KeVita Probiotic Drinks
Keira Wickliffe, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant
KIND Healthy Snacks
Mimi & Lu
Noodles & Co
Pig of the Month BBQ
Potomac Riverboat Company
Pretty & Delicious LLC
Resort at Squaw Creek
Results The Gym
Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
Rosewood Crescent Hotel
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Smart Kitchen Online Cooking School
SportRock Climbing Centers
The Container Store
The Inn at Perry Cabin
The Little Theater of Alexandria
Under the Olive Tree
Whole Foods Market Foggy Bottom
Thank You to our generous Taste of the Nation Washington, DC Sponsors
S. Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
Local Platinum Sponsors
Wagshal's Family of Fine Food and Keany Produce in part with Congressional Seafood and Fermin Iberico Ham
Local Gold Sponsors
Local Silver Sponsors
Dwell Residential Brokerige
Greater Washington Board of Trade
Siembra Azul Tequila
Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
Tammy Britt - Sotherby's Realtor
L'Academie de Cuisine
New Columbis Distillers
Sapore Oil & Vinegar
Thank You Pre-Event Partners!
Each year Taste of the Nation DC 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 that have helped us raise thousands of dollars before April 8th to ensure no kid goes hungry.