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Washington, DC Taste of the Nation

April 13, 2015

VIP Plus: $225
6:00pm - 9:30pm

VIP: $170
6:00pm - 9:30pm

General Admission: $120
7:00pm - 9:30pm

National Building Museum

401 F Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Washington DC's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry will take place on April 13, 2015.  Buy your tickets today!


2015 Chef Council

Nicholas Stefanelli - Masseria

Victor Albisu - Taco Bamba | Del Campo 

Bryan Voltaggio - VOLT | Lunchbox | Family Meal | RANGE | AGGIO

2015 Mixology Council

Gina Chersevani - Buffalo & Bergen | Hank's On the Hill

Derek Brown - The Passenger | The Columbia Room | Mockingbird Hill | Southern Efficiency | Eat the Rich

Sommelier Chair

Nadine Brown - Charlie Palmer Steak  

2015 Participating Restaurants

Art & Soul * Artisan Confections * Belga Cafe/B Too * Bidwell * Bistro Bis/Vidalia/Woodward Table * BLT Steak * Blue Duck Tavern * Cashion's Eat Place * Circle Bistro * Co Co. Sala * Dolcezza Gelato * Firefly * Founding Farmers/Farmers Fishers Bakers * Georgetown Cupcake * Hank's Oyster Bar * Le Diplomate * Mandu * Maple * Medium Rare * NoPa Kitchen + Bar * Ocopa * Osteria Morini * Penn Commons * Pop's SeaBar * Poste Moderne Brasserie * Room 11 * Shake Shack * Sona Creamery & Wine Bar * Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar * Thally * Table * The Fainting Goat * Trummer's On Main * Toro Toro

2015 Participating Liquor Sponsors

Courvoisier Cognac

Catoctin Creek

Green Hat Gin

New Columbia Distillers

Whistle Pig Rye Whiskey

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
Samantha DeNafo

Event Chairs
Alisa Cohen
Katie Corrigan

Restaurant Inquiries
Lisa Bornstein

Sponsorship Opportunities
Samantha DeNafo
Kate Sullivan

Auction Donations
Jen Amore

Operational Donations
Caryn Lustig

Social Media
Jackie Woodbury

Volunteer Opportunities
Alexandra Kong

Communications Contact
Julia Blumenthal

Tricia Barba

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.


Mary's Center

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 Sponsors 


National Presenting Sponsors



National Sponsors

Food Network


Gaming Sponsor

Maryland Live!

Platinum Sponsor

Omega Protein

Local Gold Sponsors

Sir Speedy DC

Local Silver Sponsors


Thank You to our generous Taste of the Nation 2014 Auction Donors

1789 Restaurant

Affina Hotel in NYC

Alaska Airlines

Art Jamz



Beauchert's Saloon

Big Bad Woof

Bolt Bus

Cashion's Eat Place

Charlie Palmer Steak

Chinchies Grooming Salon

Counter Culture Coffee

DC Knife Sharpening

The Daily Show

District Doughnut


Four Seasons Hotel - Atlanta

Four Seasons Hotel - Santa Barbara

Hotel del Coronado

The Hour

House of Steep

Jack Rose

Jet Blue

Joes' Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab

Keegan Theater

Le Creuset Collection 

Le Diplomat

The Liaison Capitol Hill (DC)


Mon Ami Gabi

Montelucia Scottsdale

Nasher Sculpture Garden 

D&P Food Group/Newton's Noodles

Portland Schooner Company 

Ritz-Carlton SF

Roswood Crescent Hotel (Dallas)

Sahara Dance

Food Network Cookbook Collection 

Sona Creamery and Wine Bar

SportRock Climbing Centers

Sticky Fingers Bakery


Tudor Place

Urban Evolution

Vamoose Bus

Viceroy Santa Monica


Waldorf San Juan


Thank You Pre-Event Partners!

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 that have helped us raise thousands of dollars before March 31st to ensure no kid goes hungry.


Thank You

Taste of the Trucks November 18th, 2013

Bada Bing

Basil Thyme


Borinquen Lunch Box

DC Empanadas

DC Slices

Kimchi BBQ


Neat Meat

Pho Wheels

Rolling Ficelle

Seoul Food



National Presenting Sponsors

Media Sponsor

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