South Florida’s Taste of the Nation

South Florida’s Taste of the Nation

May 17, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1400 North Miami Avenue
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Join us at Ice Palace Film Studios for an unforgettable night of unlimited bites and sips from South Florida's best restaurants and drink purveyors.


Join Us on May 17th 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. 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% of proceeds support the No Kid Hungry campaign’s work to end childhood hunger in America. We’re proud to partner with local organizations on No Kid Hungry Florida. Together, we are making sure every kid gets three meals a day.



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


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Ticket Levels


  • Entry from 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Admission + Early Entry

  • Entry from 6:15 – 10:00 pm
  • Tickets include access to a 45 minute event preview beginning at 6:15 pm

Participating Restaurants


Chef Chairs

Timon Balloo

Timon Balloo

Executive Chef & Partner
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
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Headshot of Cesar Zapata

Cesar Zapata

Phuc Yea
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Chef Co-Chairs

Paula DaSilva

Burlock Coast
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Alex Kuk

Temple Street Eatery
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Diego Ng

Temple Street Eatery
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National Sponsors

National Co-Presenting Sponsors

Citi Sysco

Media Sponsor

Food Network

National Sponsor


Local Sponsors

Mike Sipe Events on the Loose Breakthru Beverage Minnesota Chrysler 2019 Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau JW Turnberyy Loews Veza Sur Woodford Reserve US Storage Centers Brustman Carrino Public Relations Social Thinkking Staff Squad iHeart Media Miami Topo Chico