Chef Dakota Weiss of Sweetfin Poké, Chef Nick Shipp of Upper West, and Chef Bruce Kalman of Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market will host the 30th Anniversary of Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry on May 4, 2019. The family-friendly afternoon brings together dozens of the area’s best chefs and mixologists – all to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger in California and across the US
Held at Culver City’s Media Park, Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation is one in a national series featuring culinary creations crafted by the country’s most celebrated and generous chefs, sommeliers and mixologists, united to ensure all children in America have access to the nutritious meals they need, every day. One-hundred-percent of proceeds support the No Kid Hungry campaign’s work to end childhood hunger in America. We’re proud to partner with California Food Policy Advocates, California Association of Food Banks, LA Food Bank, Westside Food Bank, Greater LA area school districts including Rialto Unified School District, Lawndale Unified School District, El Monte Union High School District, LA Promise Fund Charter Schools, and many others on No Kid Hungry California. Together, we are making sure every kid gets three meals a day.
Guests can mix and mingle with Los Angeles’ tastemakers while enjoying bite-size fare, craft cocktails, and delectable desserts. Programming highlights include a silent auction, wine grab, photo booth to commemorate the day, live music, a kid’s corner with activities and games, and more.
Notable Los Angeles culinary talent and eateries participating include:
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, Baltaire, Border Grill, Bourbon Steak, Charcoal Venice, Commerson Restaurant, Culver Hotel, Dog Haus, Eagle Rock Public House, Elephante Beach House, Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant, Jaffa Palms, Jitlada, Little Fatty, Maude, Maple Block Meat Company, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, Ms Chi Café, Salazar, Socalo, Square Peg Pizza, Sweetfin Poké, Tesse, Upper West, The Bazaar by José Andrés, The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills, The Rose Venice, Valerie Confections, Viviane Restaurant at Avalon Beverly Hills, Yarrow and more.
Notable beverage participants include:
Ammunition Wines, Brockmans Gin, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Cavaletti Vineyards, Chamisal Vineyards, Common Space Brewery, Domaine de Cala, Duvel, Eagle Rock Brewery, Frisco Cellars, Fords Gin, Heaven Hill, Luna Nuda Wines, Malene Wines, Mulholland Distilling Co, MacRostie Winery & Vineyards, Obvious Wines, Revel Wine, Singha North America, Seedlip, Tequila Partida, and more.
“One in six children in America lives with hunger, including more than 1 in 5 kids in California,” said Chef Dakota Weiss. “I’m proud to partner with No Kid Hungry for a fun afternoon that’s serious about ending childhood hunger.”
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 as well as local sponsors Buffalo Trace Distillery, Brockmans Gin, Cacique, Chrysler Pacifica, Duvel, Fords Gin, LA & SF Specialty, Luna Nuda, MacRostie Winery & Vineyards, Mulholland Distilling Co, Nueske’s, Seedlip, Tequila Partida, and Worldwide Produce.
Tickets for Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation start at $95 for adults; $25 for kids ages 6 to 13; and kids 5 and under are free. Ticket prices for adults increase on April 6th. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit: NoKidHungry.org/LosAngeles