25th Annual Taste of the Nation

April 8, 2013 @ 11:00 PM – April 9, 2013 @ 2:00 AM
National Building Museum
401 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

Local award-winning chefs and mixologists have joined forces with Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® to host the capital’s preeminent culinary extravaganza and raise the crucial funds needed to help end childhood hunger in America.  This year’s 25thanniversary event will showcase the No Kid Hungry® Campaign, Share Our Strength’s efforts to fight against hunger and poverty.  More than 70 of the city’s finest chefs, restaurants, mixologists and wine bars will come together to create a culinary night to remember. 

                                                Date:                                       Monday, April 8, 2013

                                                Place:                                     National Building Museum

                                                                                                401 F Street NW

                                                                                                Washington, DC 20001

                                                General Admission:               $105 | 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

                                                VIP Reception:                       $150 | 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Tickets are available at 1-877-26-TASTE or TasteOfTheNation.org/Washington.


One hundred percent of ticket proceeds from Taste of the Nation will go to Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America thanks to generous support from national sponsors American Express, Sysco, Food Network, ONEHope Wines, Cavit Collection Wines and S. Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water. Local sponsors include Beyer Subaru.


An esteemed Chef Council comprised of Victor Albisu (Del Campo), Scott Drewno (The Source), Mike Isabella (Graffiato), Nick Stefanelli (Bibiana) and Bryan Voltaggio (Range) will lead the D.C. culinary community in raising funds to end childhood hunger in America. Sommelier Chair Nadine Brown of Charlie Palmer Steak and Mixologist Chair GinaChersevani of Buffalo and Bergen have also joined the benefit to help raise the critical funds necessary to connect children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives.


Taste of the Nation Washington DC promotes awareness of the critical issue of childhood hunger and Share Our Strength’s solutions to it.  More than 16 million children in America struggle with hunger. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $86 million for organizations in the United States, Canada and abroad, including more than $1.8 million in Washington, DC. Local beneficiaries are Capital Area Food Bank, DC Hunger Solutions and Mary’s Center. Additionally, funds raised through Taste of the Nation have helped support the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in the Nation’s Capital, the first of 11 state- and city-based partnerships to end childhood hunger across the country.


“Ending poverty is complex but feeding a child is not,” said Bill Shore, Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength. “With all the participants in Taste of the Nation sharing their strengths, we are able to create more resources to help children in the nation’s capital and across our America get the nutritious food they need to live healthy, active lives.”


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