San Francisco’s hautest chefs are preparing for the eighth Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, and now is the time for you to secure your VIP access to them. The event is always one of our faves because it not only brings together some of the city’s best restaurants, wines, breweries and mixologists but for a good cause—to support Share Our Strength’s efforts to eliminate childhood hunger. Taste of the Nation San Francisco 2015 takes place on Thursday, March 26 at the City View Metreon and you’ll want to be there.
Culinary tastemakers leading the 2015 event include Chef Chair Michael Tusk as well as chefs Mark Liberman, Thomas McNaughton, Charles Phan, David Bazirgan, Nancy Oakes, James Syhabout, Gayle Pirie and more. You’ll enjoy live entertainment and the chance to win participating restaurant gift certificates as well as luxury auction items. This premier culinary event for a cause takes place from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. but you can trade up to a VIP ticket ($250) to enter the event an hour before general admission ($125) for access to chefs, sommeliers, drinks and the silent auction. Additionally, VIPs will have access to a special tasting area within the event, VIP valet parking and a special gift bag. Purchase your tickets for Taste of the Nation San Francisco by visiting NoKidHungry.org/SanFrancisco.
One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 27% of kids in California. The good news is that this is a solvable problem. 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.
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®. Local beneficiaries include 18 Reasons, Children of Shelters, California Food Policy Advocates and California Food Banks Association. In 2014, Taste of the Nation San Francisco raised over $220,000, which helps connect children in need with up to 2.2 million meals. So far more than 50 restaurants have signed up, including:
Hakkasan San Francisco
ICHI Sushi + NI Bar
PRESS Napa Valley
The Village Pub
Photo credit: Jena Dodd