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Hartford Taste of the Nation

October 29, 2015

Individual Ticket: $150

Table sponsorships begin at: $3,000

The Riverview

10 Winslow Pl
Simsbury, Connecticut

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Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid in America grows up hungry. Each spring and summer, the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at nearly 40 Taste of the Nation events across the United States and Canada, with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger in America. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $86 million.

 

2015 Participating Chefs and Restauarants

Tyler Anderson, Millwright's Tavern, Simsbury, CT 
Jamie Bisonette, Toro | Coppa, Boston, MA / New York, NY 
Dave Borselle, Avert Brasserie, West Hartford, CT 
Steve Cavagnaro, Cavey's Restaurants, Manchester, CT 
Prasad Chirnomula, Thali, New Haven / New Canaan / Ridgefield, CT 
Marcel Davidson, Community Table, Washington, CT 
Chris Eddy, Winvian, Morris, CT 
Eric Gabrynowicz, Restaurant North, Armonk, NY 
Bernie Gorski, Majorica, Hartford, CT 
Billy Grant, Grants | Restaurant Bricco | Bricco Trattoria, West Hartford / Glastonbury, CT 
Evan Hennesey, Stages At One Washington, Dover, NH 
Jon Hudak, Cafemantic, Willimantic, CT 
Ed Jones, Firebox, Hartford, CT 
Frederic Kieffer, Artisan Restaurant, Southport, CT 
Jeff Lizotte, On20, Hartford, CT 
Greg Marcuson, Cure Restaurant, Unionville, CT 
Jamie McDonald, Bear's Smokehouse, Hartford / Windsor, CT 
Scott Miller, Max Catering, Hartford, CT / Springfield, MA 
Hunter Morton, Max Oyster Bar, Hartford / West Hartford, CT
Chris Prosperi, Metro Bis, Simsbury, CT 
Roy Riedl, Mercado Food Truck, CT 
Jake Rojas, Tallulah On Thames, Newport, RI
Carey Savona, Heirloom, New Haven, CT 
Bill Taibe, Le Farm | The Whelk | Kawani, Westport, CT 
Luke Venner, Elm, New Canaan, CT 
James Wayman, Oyster Club, Mystic, CT 
Chris Wilcox, The Velveteen Habit, Cape Neddich, ME 

 

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Tyler Anderson
Owner/Executive Chef, Millwright's Restaurant & Tavern

Celebrating Tyler Anderson’s local, seasonally-inspired cuisine, a food writer once wrote that the chef cooked “from the ground up.” He respects and supports Connecticut’s farmers and artisan food producers, believing that locally – and lovingly – raised ingredients play an essential role in his kitchen. In his hands, the freshness factor elevates Millwright’s regional New England menu, rooted in tradition but updated for a modern audience.

A California native, Tyler was only 16 years old when began to learn his craft in restaurant kitchens. Each experience helped to develop his culinary skills, his palate and, eventually, a personal cooking style. Tyler has been mentored by some of the best Chef’s in the business and has worked all across the country.

His love of seasonal cooking eventually brought him to Connecticut where the farmers, food artisans and fisherman truly inspired him. While at the Copper Beech Inn in Essex, CT, Tyler received a perfect scoring five star review from Hartford Magazine and The Copper Beech was consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in the state by Connecticut Magazine.

Now as the Chef and Owner of Millwright’s, Tyler and his talented culinary team continue to draw inspiration from locally-grown ingredients and artisan-produced foods. They also can and preserve summer’s harvest at the peak of its freshness for use during the winter months.

Tyler and his team received perfect reviews from The New York Times, Connecticut Magazine and Hartford Magazine. Tyler was also named Chef of the Year for 2014 by the CT Restaurant Association. In 2013, one of Millwright’s dishes was chosen by the James Beard Foundation as one of the 10 Best Things They Ate. Tyler has also twice been nominated for The James Beard Foundations Best Chef Northeast Award (2013, 2014).

Tyler is involved in many philanthropic works some of which are The American Liver Foundation, Ct. Farmland Trust, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Thank you to Hartford's Taste of the Nation 2014 Local Sponsors:

 

 

 

   
   
   
   

   

 

If you would like to learn more about 2014 sposorship opportunities please click here.

 

Table sponsorships for Hartford's Taste of the Nation 2015 start at $3,000.
For more information, please contact
Tyler Anderson at tyler@millwrightsrestaurant.com or
Angela Pitrone at apitrone@deloitte.com.

Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is a volunteer driven program.

Through the generous support, and hard work of volunteers the program has generated $86 million dollars to help ensure no kid grows up hungry.

PLEASE CONTACT US REGARDING EVENT DETAILS, PR/MEDIA, RESTAURANT PARTICIPATION, VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING AN AUCTION ITEM. THANK YOU!

EVENT CO-CHAIRS

  • Tyler Anderson
    Millwright's Restaurant & Tavern
    tyler@millwrightsrestaurant.com
  • Angela Pitrone
    Deloitte
    apitrone@deloitte.com
  • Billy Grant
    Restaurant Bricco & Grants 
    billy@billygrant.com 

 

BEVERAGE CHAIRS

  • Gary Rounseville
    M&R Liquors
    gary@mandrliquors.com
  • Jessica Rounseville
    M&R Liquors
    jessica@mandrliquors.com

 

MARKETING CHAIR

  • Gladys Rivera
    CT Clean Energy Fund
    gladys.rivera@ctcleanenergy.com

 

RESTAURANT CHAIR

  • AJ Aurrichio 
    Millwright's Restaurant & Tavern 
    aj@millwrightsrestaurant.com 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR

  • Heather Solomon
    Solomon & Associates Event Management
    hsolomon@saeventmgmt.com 

 

SPONSORSHIP CHAIR & PAST CO-CHAIR

  • Mary Clare Mooney
    Hartford Despatch Moving & Storage
    mary.mooney@comcast.net

 

AUCTION CO-CHAIRS

  • Catherine Ematrudo
    catherineematrudo@gmail.com 
  • Rose Swiatkiewicz
    CohnReznick
    rswiatkiewicz@jhcohn.com

 

TICKET CHAIR

  • Gail Gillman Elansky
    Hartford Magazine
    ggelansky@gmail.com

 

VIP CHAIR

  • Karen Bowers
    The Hartford Club
    kbowers@hartfordclub.com

 

VOLUNTEER CHAIR

  • Dawn Crayco
    End Hunger CT!
    dcrayco@endhungerct.org

 

2014 COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Ramon Alvero
    Solomon & Associate Event Management
    ralvero@saeventsonline.com
  • Erin Anselmo
    BCD Travel onsite at Pfizer
    erin.anselmo@pfizer.com
  • Tina Fox Dugdale
    UCONN College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
    tfdrn@aol.com
  • Lori Brandon
    Connecticut Multispecialty Group 
    lorilee824@hotmail.com 
  • Jeanette Dardenne
    jet4silk@yahoo.com
  • Heather Partridge
    hpartridge@sbcglobal.net 
  • Kat Iacobucci
    CT Media & The Advocate
    kiaobucci@newmassmedia.com
  • Brigitte Soucy
    Pair Design
    briesoucy@ymail.com

 

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  • Alexandra Kong
    akong@strength.org

 

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