Laguna Beach’s Taste of the Nation

Laguna Beach’s Taste of the Nation

May 5, 2019
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Montage Laguna Beach
Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA
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Join us on May 5, 2019 for an unforgettable night of unlimited bites and sips from the nation's best restaurants and drink purveyors.
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Event Details

Laguna Beach’s Taste of the Nation will be held on Sunday, May 5th!

Set on the oceanfront bluff of the Montage Laguna Beach with sweeping panoramas of the Pacific Ocean and striking Craftsman-style architecture, this luxury beach resort commands 30 lushly landscaped acres in the heart of the picturesque arts community of Laguna Beach – making it the ideal choice for a an evening of delicious food and wine.

At Laguna Beach’s Taste of the Nation attendees will enjoy tastings from the nation’s top chefs and restaurants, and sample fine wines, and premium spirits. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment and a silent and live auction.

Immediately following the main event, guests will enjoy a private post event, where they can enjoy ocean breezes, a breathtaking sunset, and lush landscape while enjoying one of kind wines, a champagne toast, a parting gift and mix and mingle with all the celebrity chefs.



If you’re interested in becoming a participating sponsor, vendor, or volunteer, or just have a question, please reach out to Judy Walker.

Committee Members

Event Co-Chairs | Teresa Siriani Sarinsky & Zelyne Lane
Beverage Chair | Amin Benny
Volunteer Chair | Neda Espresor
Operations Chair | Laura Aviles
Sponsorship Co-Chairs | Sally Spaide & Leslie Torres
Auction Co-Chairs | Mary Tran & Marcie Stoddard
Social Media Chair | Nikita Pacheco
Graphic Designer | Mary Tran
Public Relations | Marguarite Clark

Members of Distinction
John E. Stoner | Kristin Epperson | Lori Kahn | Lisa Huscher | Neena Master
Deane Flores | Cindy Goss | Melissa Martinez | Vanessa Gong

Ticket Levels

General Admission

Includes admission from 3:00 – 7:30 p.m.

VIP Admission

Includes admission from 2:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Past Participating Chefs Include

Craig Strong

Executive Chef
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Corey Happeny

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Marcel Vigneron

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Brian Huskey

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Eric Samaniego

Eric Samaniego

Executive Chef
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Joe Sasto

Executive Chef
Cal Mare
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Amar Santana

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Julia Browne

Assistant Pastry Chef
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National Sponsors

National Co-Presenting Sponsors

Citi Sysco

Media Sponsor

Food Network

National Sponsor


Local Sponsors

Macrostie Winery & Vineyards Moss Adams Southern California Gas Co. BJ’s Foundation Epstein Becker Green