Taste of the Nation: Help Fight Childhood Hunger at Share Our Strength’s Annual Event

Get together with some of Vegas’ top chefs, restaurants and mixologists as they help fight childhood hunger during Share Our Strength’s 18th annual Taste of the Nation. The culinary benefit raises funds needed to support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in the Las Vegas valley. This year, the event takes over Rain Nightclub at the Palms from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 2 with a VIP reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The event brings together more than 30 chefs and restaurants. Chef Carlos Guia of The Country Club – a New American Steakhouse helms the event that includes Aureole and RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand, Rosemary’s Restaurant, N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms and more. A complete list of participating restaurants can be found here. The night also features a silent auction with once-in-a-lifetime items and a spirited live auction hosted by Nate Tannenbaum.

VIPs get a champagne reception and early entrance to the event for some face time with the chefs. All VIP guests will receive a gift bag to take away from the event with fun gifts from local businesses and retailers.

Area charities that will benefit from this year’s event include Three Square Food Bank, Catholic Charities of Las Vegas, UNCE Chefs for Kids and Project MANA. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $70 million for organizations in the United States, Canada and abroad, including almost $1 million in Las Vegas alone.

With more than 12 million children facing hunger in America, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation works to end childhood hunger in the United States and abroad by ensuring that children and their families have reliable access to nutritious food, and by addressing the deeper causes of these conditions. Funds raised through Taste of the Nation events provide grants to organizations in the United States, Canada and abroad that work successfully to end childhood hunger.

Taste of the Nation Las Vegas is nationally sponsored by American Express, Sysco and the Food Network. One hundred percent of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

Tickets for Taste of the Nation Las Vegas are $75 for general admission and $100 for VIP and can be purchased by calling 1.877.26.TASTE or visiting TasteOfTheNation.org.