Ithaca’s Taste of the Nation

Ithaca’s Taste of the Nation

Ithaca College Athletics and Events Center
Ithaca, NY
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If you are interested in our 2020 event or have any questions, please contact Cara Bender at


Thank you to those who joined us for our 2019 Ithaca’s Taste of the Nation. Be on the lookout for information regarding our 2020 event!

Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Ithaca or across the nation, by joining Upstate New York’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists for Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, a remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in the America.

Come celebrate Ithaca’s hottest and most trend-forward food & beverage event! Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 75 local top chefs and bartenders – an impressive list of talent curated by our event organizing committee.

100% of proceeds support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America!


Join The Destination, a 9-piece dance band with its musical focus on the classics: R&B, Rock and Latin influenced material, for another fun year of dancing!

Your chance to win!

Giving Wall

Everybody is a winner at our Giving Wall! Give at $50, $100, or $150 and you are guaranteed to get an item valued at that amount or more! Items include: gift cards to local restaurants and wineries, and more.

Wine Door & More

Take your chance on a key (1 for $30 and 2 for $50!) If you pick the right one, and it fits in the door, you could be walking home with $1,000 worth of wine, beer and spirits. These are sure to sell out so pre-order your wine keys by emailing Cara at

Exclusive VIP Silent Auction

Details coming soon!

Getting In Touch

Questions? Reach out to Cara at

Ticket Levels

VIP Admission

Admission to VIP reception at 5:30 and unlimited sips and bites.

General Admission

Admission at 6:30 pm with unlimited sips and bites.


National Sponsors

Co-Presenting Sponsors

Citi Sysco

Media Sponsor

Food Network

National Sponsor