Los Angeles Taste of the Nation 2018, LA

Photo: Dustin Downing

When: Sunday, June 3, 2018

Hot Spot: Media Park, Culver City, CA

Deets: Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign invited Los Angeles residents to sip and sample the area’s most celebrated culinary creations to help kids in need at this year’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry on June 3. Hosted at Culver City’s Media Park, the annual tasting event featured gourmet cuisine and libations crafted by the city’s top chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists as they united to raise funds to ensure all children in America have access to the healthy food they need, every day. One-hundred-percent of proceeds from the event benefited No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.

Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation Chef Chair and Bravo “Top Chef” alum, Dakota Weiss, is one of the most successful female restaurateurs in Southern California, as she continues to expand her Sweetfin Poké empire. Joining Weiss as co-chef chairs are James Beard Award nominated Chef Bruce Kalman of Union/Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market, and “Best Chefs of America” member Chef Nick Shipp of Upper West. Together the chef chairs welcome Los Angeles’ best culinary tastemakers, who provided guests with scrumptious bite-size fare, craft cocktails and delectable desserts.

One in six children in America struggles with hunger, including more than 1.8 million kids in California. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger nationwide 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. Since the campaign’s launch, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger to more than 775 million meals.

In 2017, Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to connect hungry kids in need up to 1 million healthy meals. Local beneficiaries include California Association of Food Banks, California Food Policy Advocates, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and West Side Food Bank.

Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national co-presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, and national sponsor OpenTable. Local sponsors include Baja Brewing Co., Casa Magdalena Rum, Culver City, Heaven Hill, JBL Professional by Harman, LA & SF Specialty, Loacker, Lord Hobo Brewing Co., MacRostie Winery & Vinevard, Mise En Place, Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats, Tequila Partida, West Central Foodservice and Worldwide Produce.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets were available. Citi cardholders: Enter the first 6 digits of your Citi card to enjoy 10% off Preferred Tickets. 

Use code LAFF18 to get 20% off tickets!

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