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Orlando Taste of the Nation

August 27, 2016

Event Tickets : $150
6:45pm - 10:00pm

Orlando World Center Marriott

8701 World Center Dr.
Orlando, Florida


Orlando's Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry brings together the area's top chefs who donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in Central Florida. Along with culinary delights, guests have the opportunity to sample select wines, cocktails and premium beers and enjoy silent and live auctions and entertainment. Every dollar raised fights hunger and homelessness in the Central Florida. Local beneficiaries include Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Florida Impact. 

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Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry. For more information, visit



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Sign up instructions for bidding:

You will be able to bid anytime leading up to and during the event (Until 9pm)

1. Go to qtego's website for taste once it launches! 
2. Click “Register for Auction”
3. Follow registration instructions.
4. You will receive two text messages, a welcome text and a link to the mobile bidding site. The link to the mobile bidding site will also include your PIN that you can use to sign in on your computer.
(For example, if it is (Then 1234 would be your PIN to sign in.))
5. You are now ready to bid, Happy Bidding!


Take a look at what was on the block here.

Please contact us regarding event details, PR/media, restaurant participation, volunteering or donating an auction item. Thank you!

Ticket Information

Andrea Patenaude, 407-808-7508

Event Chair

Michele Byington 407-246-5504

Restaurant & Beverage Chair

Bill Sullivan 407-292-0299

PR/Marketing Chair

Krista Zilizi

Silent Auction Chair

Ed Nasser 


Local Beneficiaries:

 Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida's mission is to transform the lives of homeless men, women, and children by providing crucial services to end their crisis of homelessness. Every day, the Coalition helps an average of 650 homeless individuals, about 200 of whom are children with an average age of less than eight years old.

 Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects and distributes donated food to more than 500 nonprofit partner agencies in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia.

Statewide Beneficiaries:

Florida Impact's mission is to inspire and enlist the people of Florida to secure justice for and with those whose economic rights have not been realized. We also work to increase access to food programs by conducting aggressive outreach strategies and public policy advocacy.



This year's event will again take place at Orlando World Center Marriott! We want to thank them for their generosity.

To reserve your room at the discounted rate, click here.

Address and directions can be found at the top of this page.


Orlando's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is made possible through generous commitments from these partners:

National Presenting Sponsors:

National Sponsors:
Food Network
Food Should Taste Good
Life's Good


Locals Sponsors:

Executive Chef
Darden Foundation
Regions Bank

Harris Rosen Foundation

Sous Chef
Noble Marketing

Chef de Partie
Bright House   
Darden Federal Credit Union
Ernst & Young
Hilton Grand Vacations
Patriot National Insurance
Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Universal Orlando Resort

2015 Orlando's Taste of the Nation:

2014 Orlando's Taste of the Nation:

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