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Washington, DC Taste of the Nation

April 13, 2015

VIP Plus: $225
6:00pm - 10:00pm

VIP: $175
6:00pm - 10:00pm

General Admission: $120
7:00pm - 10:00pm

National Building Museum

401 F Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Save the Date! Taste of the Nation Washington DC will take place on April 13, 2015. Tickets go on sale just in time for the holidays on December 15th!
The June 26th, July 30th and September 29th Chefs Behind Bars events were all wildly successful! Our No Kid Hungry chefs can really pour a drink! Check out photos from the events here and here. Special thanks to all of our sponsors, chefs and volunteers who support us throughout the year in Washington DC! Cheers! 
DC's Taste of the Nation took place on March 31, 2014. A HUGE thanks to the chefs, restaurants, sommeliers, sponsors, attendees and volunteers for making Washington DC's Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry possible. 

2014 Chef Council

Bryan Voltaggio - VOLT | Lunchbox | Family Meal | Range |Aggio

Nicholas Stefanelli - Bibiana

Scott Drewno - The Source

Victor Albisu - Taco Bamba | Del Campo 

2014 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

Duane Sylvestre - Bourbon Steak

Sommelier Chair

Nadine Brown - Charlie Palmer Steak  

2014 participating Restaurants

1789 Restaurant * 2941Restaurant * Ardeo/Bardeo * Art & Soul * Artisan Confections * Bar Pilar * Bastille * Belga Cafe * Best Buns Break CompanyBeuchert's Saloon * Bibiana * Bidwell * BLT Steak * B Too * Blue Duck Tavern * Boundary Road * BoqueriaBrabo by Robert Wiedmaier * Cafe Dupont * CarlyleCashion's Eat Place * Charlie Palmer Steak DC * Charm City Cakes * Circle Bistro & Notti Bianche * CoCo Sala Cork Wine Bar * DC Coast * Dean & Deluca * Del Campo * District Doughnut * doi moi/Estadio/ Proof * Dolcezza Gelato * El CentroEt Voila * Farmers Fisher Bakers & Founding Farmers * Firefly * FlorianaFood, Wine & Co. * GCDC * Georgetown Cupcake * Graffiato * Gordy's Pickle Jar * Hank's Oyster Bar * Hill's Country * Iron Gate * Jack Rose Dining Saloon * Jackson 20/The Grille at Morrison House * Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab * La Taberna del Alabardero * Le Diplomate * Luke's Lobster * Liberty Tavern/Lyon Hall/Northside Social * Maple * Maple Ave Restaurant * Masa 14 * Medium Rare * Menu- Market, BistroBar, Kitchen & Table * Mon Ami Gabi * Newton's Noodles * Oceanaire Seafood Room * Osteria Morini * Pizzeria Orso * Poste * Red Apron Butcher * Ripple * Room 11 * Shake Shack Sona Creamery & Wine Bar * The Source by Wolfgang Puck * Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats * Taberna del Alabardero Restaurant * Talulla Restaurant * Tel'veh Wine Bar * Thally * Trummer's on Main * Urbana * Vidalia/Bistro Bis/Woodward Table * Vinoteca * Water & Wall * West End Bistro * Zengo * Zentan

2014 participating Food Trucks 

 DC Sliders * Dolci Gelati * Midnite Confection * NeatMeat * Peruvian Brothers * Rockland's BBQ Bus * South Meets East * Sweet Cream *


2014 Participating Mixologists


Theo Rutherford sponsored by Knob Creek

Kristi Green sponsored by 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey

Alexandrea Bookless sponsored by Catoctin Creek

Rob Tinney sponsored by Deep Eddy

Gina Chersevani sponsored by FOU-DRE vodka

Matt Ficke sponsored by Green Hat Gin

Duane Sylvestre sponsored by Remy Cointreau

Justin Gellert & Briana Carlson sponsored by Caledonia Spirits

Chris Cook & Morgan Tramontana sponsored by Blackwater Distilling

Glendon Hartley sponsored by Bacardi

JP Featherston sponsored by Cyress Noble

Chantal Tseng sponsored by Tradewinds

Owen Thompson sponsored by Tito's Vodka


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

Stephanie Saullo 
Adam Rubinfield

Volunteer Opportunities

Jackie Woodbury

Communications Contact

Julia Blumenthal


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 Sponsor


National Sponsors

Food Network


S. Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

Platinum Sponsor

Celebrity Cruises

Omega Protein

Local Gold Sponsors

Design Cuisine

Local Silver Sponsors




Enterprise Car Share



Giant Food Stores

Table Sponsors

L'Academie de Cuisine

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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