Mingle with some of Southern California’s most renowned chefs while noshing on beautiful bites showcasing their signature styles, sip creative cocktails and fine wines, all against a stunning Pacific Ocean backdrop while benefitting a worthy cause dedicated to the mission of feeding children in America.
Montage Laguna Beach, the luxurious five star, five diamond oceanfront Laguna Beach resort, will host the 9th annual Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation® event on May 15, 2016.
A number of celebrity chefs will come together to prepare fresh farm-to- table delicacies to further Share OurStrength’s mission to end childhood hunger in Orange County and across the nation. Event attendees will enjoy an afternoon of delectable tastings, fine wines, signature cocktails, and picturesque panoramic views of the Pacific.
In addition to delicious food and drinks, the event will feature a silent and live auction with live entertainment by the local band, The Kalama Brothers.
As contributors to the charity, guests can choose between the following event packages:
• Celebrity Chef Tasting | 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $200 per person or at the door for $225 per person.
• VIP “Meet the Chefs” Reception | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Finish the night with VIP treatment and a sunset toast. Enjoy the Celebrity Chef Tasting followed by an after party mingling with the chefs, sipping champagne and making s‘mores. Valet parking and a special VIP gift are included.
Tickets purchased in advance are $275 per person or $300 at the door.
Chef Ben Ford of Ford’s Filling Station, Los Angeles.
To purchase tickets for Taste of the Nation® Laguna Beach, visit No Kid Hungry Culinary Events page.
Executive Chef Craig Strong of Studio, Montage Laguna Beach’s award-winning signature restaurant, will be joined by the following talented celebrity chefs:
Chef Nathan Beriau, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC
Chef David Coleman, Chianina Steakhouse, Long Beach, CA
Chef Ben Ford, Ford’s Filling Station, Los Angeles, CA
Chef Ray Garcia, Broken Spanish, Los Angeles, CA
Chef Walter Manzke, République, Los Angeles, CA
Chef Kris Morningstar, Terrine, Los Angeles, CA
Chef Lee Smith, Executive Pastry Chef, Montage Laguna Beach, CA
One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 2,487,750 children in California. The No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day, by connecting them to nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and by teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.
Since summer 2011, No Kid Hungry and their partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with more than 107 million additional meals. That’s more meals than the total populations of California, New York, Texas, and Florida…combined!
Bid on auction items such as this wine cellar selection donated by Fleming’s.
In 2015, Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach raised over $200,000, which helped connect children in need with up to 2 million meals. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds from Taste of the Nation benefit No Kid Hungry thanks to generous support from national sponsors Citi and Sysco®. Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach for No Kid Hungry is also supported by national sponsors Food Network, and OpenTable. Local sponsors include Montage Laguna Beach, and S.Pellegrino Natural Sparkling Water. Local beneficiaries include Second Harvest Orange County Food Bank, and Community Action Partnership of OC.
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength.
Help feed the children of America by joining NoKidHungry.org.