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 in 2020 for an unforgettable night of unlimited bites and sips from the nation's best restaurants and drink purveyors!

Event Details

Join us May 2020 for Laguna Beach’s Taste of the Nation!

At Laguna Beach’s Taste of the Nation attendees will enjoy tastings from the nation’s top chefs and restaurants, fine wines and premium spirits, live entertainment, and a silent and live auction. Immediately following the main event, guests will be treated to a private post event, with 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.

100 percent of proceeds from Laguna Beach’s Taste of the Nation benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign’s work. Thank you for helping us raise over $193,00 in 2019, doing good has never tasted better!

To become a sponsor or participant for the 2020 Taste of the Nation, please contact Jessica Stojanov.



Roughly 400 gourmands and guests convened on Montage Laguna Beach's seaside Pacific Lawn to sample far from culinary kings and queens. Among the royalty: Studio's chef de cuisine Ben Martinek, who served as the day's host chef; Bryan Brown of Bourbon Steak, who tempted taste buds with kona kampachi crudo, and Montage Laguna Beach's pastry chef, Lee Smith, who sweetened things up with elderflower macarons, English strawberry cream tea and more. Modern Luxury Orange County

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.


2020 Participating Chefs Coming Soon!


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 Pirch Villa Real Estate Montage Laguna Beach