The June 26th and July 30th Chefs Behind Bars events were both 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!
Taste of the Nation DC took place on March 31, 2014. A HUGE thanks to the chefs, restaurants, sommeliers, sponsors, attendees and volunteers for making Taste of the Nation Washington DC 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
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 Company * Beuchert's Saloon * Bibiana * Bidwell * BLT Steak * B Too * Blue Duck Tavern * Boundary Road * Boqueria * Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier * Cafe Dupont * Carlyle * Cashion'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 Centro * Et Voila * Farmers Fisher Bakers & Founding Farmers * Firefly * Floriana * Food, 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
Enjoy top shelf cocktails from DC's best 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
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.
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 Sponsors
National Presenting Sponsor
S. Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
Local Gold Sponsors
Local Silver Sponsors
Thank You to our generous Taste of the Nation Washington, DC 2014 Auction Donors
Affina Hotel in NYC
Big Bad Woof
Cashion's Eat Place
Charlie Palmer Steak
Chinchies Grooming Salon
Counter Culture Coffee
DC Knife Sharpening
The Daily Show
Four Seasons Hotel - Atlanta
Four Seasons Hotel - Santa Barbara
Hotel del Coronado
House of Steep
Joes' Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab
Le Creuset Collection
The Liaison Capitol Hill (DC)
Mon Ami Gabi
Nasher Sculpture Garden
D&P Food Group/Newton's Noodles
Portland Schooner Company
Roswood Crescent Hotel (Dallas)
Food Network Cookbook Collection
Sona Creamery and Wine Bar
SportRock Climbing Centers
Sticky Fingers Bakery
Viceroy Santa Monica
Waldorf San Juan
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 March 31st to ensure no kid goes hungry.
Taste of the Trucks November 18th, 2013
2014 Press Coverage
- Washingtonian - The Week in Food Events
- DCist - The Weekly Feed: Grapes on the Plane Edition
- DCist - About Tonight: March 31, 2014
- Fresh FM - Jen’s Cheat Sheet: New Ways to Travel to Nats Park
- Bisnow - Network Live!
- Bisnow - Pet connect, Night of Vision & Wings for Good!
- Brightest Young Things - BEHIND THE SCENE: TASTE OF THE NATION
- Destination DC
- What to Wear newsletter
- Brightest Young Things - RECAP: TASTE OF THE NATION DC 2014
- Washington City Paper - Last Night’s Leftovers: Bourbon Steak Edition
- Bisnow - Pencils of Promise & USO & Lots of Great Tastes!
- K Street Magazine - Taste of the Nation: A Seriously Scrumptious Way to End Hunger
- DC Hot Spots on Facebook
- Girl Meets Food - Have You Met the Little Whizzer?