Minneapolis’ Hotlist Taste of the Nation



As the pandemic continues on, Minneapolis’ Taste of the Nation will remain on hold. Our dedicated team is exploring new ways to engage and support the restaurant community while also adapting to the evolving circumstances we face. We look forward to bringing you unique culinary experiences in the future. 

We encourage you to follow our Instagram handle for updates in 2021. Please email sgayoso@strength.org with any questions or to learn how you can still partner with No Kid Hungry.

Click here to make a donation to support No Kid Hungry’s work.


Minneapolis’ Taste of the Nation Hotlist for No Kid Hungry is the city’s premier culinary benefit. This one of a kind event features chefs and mixologists from over 30 of Minneapolis’ best restaurants and bars. Enjoy bite-size fare, craft cocktails, and delectable desserts while mingling with city’s top tastemakers, all of whom come together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

Doing good has never tasted better. 100% of proceeds support the No Kid Hungry campaign’s work to end childhood hunger in Minnesota. We’re proud to partner with local organizations like Second Harvest Heartland, Legal Services Advocacy Project, University of Minnesota Co-op Extension, and others. Together, we are making sure every kid gets three meals a day.

Please note: This is a 21+ Event.

Ticket Levels

General Admission - Early Bird Discount | $75

Grab your tickets before prices increase to $85 on May 29th!

  • Includes admission from 7 PM – 10 pm

VIP Admission - Early Bird Discount | $125

Grab your tickets before prices increase to $135 on May 29th!

  • Includes hour early admission, starting at 6 pm

Taste of the Nation Sponsors

National Co-Presenting Sponsors

Citi Sysco

Media Sponsor

Food Network

Vehicle Sponsor

About the Sponsors

An Experience That Inspires You


Join Minneapolis' most celebrated chefs for the most delicious night of the year.


From coffee to cocktails, raise a glass to ending childhood hunger. Savor curated sips by celebrated local mixologists, winemakers, brewers and more.

Have Fun

From music to raffles and brand experiences, you’ll enjoy far more than just delicious eats and drinks.


Since 2010, No Kid Hungry has helped cut childhood hunger in America by ONE THIRD. 100% of event proceeds support No Kid Hungry’s work in Minnesota.