South Florida’s Taste of the Nation – NOT LIVE

South Florida’s Taste of the Nation – NOT LIVE

April 2018
Ice Palace Films Studios
59 NW 14th St
Miami, FL 33136
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Join us next April for an unforgettable night of unlimited bites and sips from South Florida's best restaurants and drink purveyors.


Join Us in April 2019 to End Childhood Hunger in America

Please note: This is a 21+ Event.

South Florida’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry is the nation’s premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs, wineries and mixologists — all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America. An elegant evening of gourmet food and wine, Taste of the Nation features chefs and gourmet cuisine from over 50 of South Florida’s best restaurants.

Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has been delighting diners by bringing together the greatest culinary experts to donate their time and skill for a good cause. Produced by Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit fighting childhood hunger, the goal of each Taste of the Nation event is to raise much-needed funds to help end childhood hunger. Aside from feasting on a number of dishes from a bevy of chefs, you’ll also be able to take part in a silent auction, relax in a Citi curated lounge area and taste special wines, spirits and beers. Doing good has never tasted better. 100 percent of proceeds from this Taste of the Nation event benefit Share Our Strength’s mission to fight and end childhood hunger.




Sponsorship and Ticket Packages: Get in touch with Andy Villabona.

Volunteering: Volunteer sign up form coming soon!

Press Opportunities: Get in touch with Andy Villabona.

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Photos from South Florida's Taste of the Nation 2018

Foodies salivate each year waiting for this fine fare feast!!! Miami Herald

Ticket Levels

General Admission

  • Admission from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.


  • Admission from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Admission to the Chef After Party


  • Admission from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Admission to the Chef After Party

Chef Party Only Admission

  • Admission to the Chef Party from 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.


2018 Chef Chair

Timon Balloo

Timon Balloo

Executive Chef & Partner
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
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2018 Co-Chef Chairs

Paula DaSilva

Burlock Coast
Full Bio

Alex Kuk

Temple Street Eatery
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Diego Ng

Temple Street Eatery
Full Bio
Headshot of Cesar Zapata

Cesar Zapata

Phuc Yea
Full Bio


National Sponsors

National Co-Presenting Sponsors

Citi Sysco

Media Sponsor

Food Network

National Sponsor


Local Sponsors


Mike Sipe Events on the Loose Secret Sauce Breakthru Beverage Group Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Estrella Damm Loews Glenfiddich iHeart Media Miami Social Thinkking Brustman Carrino Public Relations Freebee Panache Pink Pie Rums of Puerto Rico Pumphouse Coffee Roasters

2018 Media Partners

iHeart Miami – 1035 The Beat iHeart Miami – 93.9 Miami iHeart Miami – 940 WNZ iHeart Miami – The Bull 104.7 iHeart Miami – TU 94.9 iHeart Miami – WBGG 105.9 iHeart Miami – WIOD 610 iHeart Miami- Y100 CBS 4 THINK