Share Our Strength, the country’s leading anti-hunger organization and producer of the highly respected annual culinary benefit, Taste of the Nation, dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the fight to end childhood hunger across America, announces it will merge its Broward and Dade County food and wine events into one grand extravaganza this year. Now called Taste of the Nation South Florida, the region’s premier culinary benefit showcasing the best restaurants and chefs from both counties, the finest wines and spirits, and an impressive array of auction items, will be priced at $125 per person and take place Thursday, July 25, 2013, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., in the spacious main ballroom of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. VIP tickets, providing access to the event an hour before the doors open, will be priced at $250 per person.
“For the past 25 years Share Our Strength hosted two events in the region, Taste of the Nation Dade and Taste of the Nation Broward. They were just a few weeks apart, and many of our event-goers, sponsors and participants had to choose which event to attend. Now Taste of the Nation supporters will be able to enjoy the best culinary offerings from both Dade and Broward county at a larger, more exciting event, under one roof, for the price of one ticket,” according to Jamie Balhon, Southeast Regional Manager of Share Our Strength’s culinary events
“Taste of the Nation South Florida will provide a much stronger platform for existing and future sponsors, and is expected to generate a larger group of both participating restaurants and attendees,” says the event’s Restaurant Chair, Chef Timon Baloo, of Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill, in Miami.
“Last year’s Taste of the Nation Miami-Dade generated about 40 restaurant participants; Taste of the Nation Broward reported 35 restaurant participants. We believe this year’s Taste of the Nation South Florida, will attract at least 50 restaurant participants, and once the seeds are planted, will continue to grow and flourish, which bodes well for raising the critical funds required to end childhood hunger in Dade and Broward counties,” says long-time Taste of the Nation Miami-Dade chairman, Chef Allen Susser, of Burger Bar and Chef Allen’s To-Go, in Miami.
Taste of the nation is very grateful for the support of national sponsors American Express, Sysco, Food Network and in select markets by ONEHOPE Wine, Emmi Roth USA, Cavit Collection Wines, OpenTable, S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Philadelphia Cream Cheese, as well as local sponsors Whole Foods, Lincoln Motor Company, The Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Southern Wine and Spirits, Nespresso, Share Your Wine, VeeV, Onli Beverages, Mike Sipe Entertainment, Panache, Dining Out, Miami Magazine, Miami New Times, Ocean Drive, Dining Out, and Brustman Carrino PR.
Taste of the Nation South Florida
To purchase tickets, for further information or to get involved: visit www.tasteofthenation.org.
To learn more about Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, visit www.NoKidHungry.org.
About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every
day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.
About Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation®
Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid grows up hungry. Each spring and summer, the nation’s hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at nearly 40 events across the United States and Canada, with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger. Taste of the Nation is nationally sponsored by American Express, Sysco, Food Network and in select markets by ONEHOPE Wine, Emmi Roth USA, Cavit Collection Wines, OpenTable and S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $82.5 million. To purchase tickets or to get involved, visit TasteOfTheNation.org.