Events: Palm Beach’s Taste of the Nation 2016

Posted on Mar 16 2016 - 2:57pm by Cristyle
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Palm Beach’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, The Year’s Biggest Culinary Event for a Cause, Returns on April 14

Top chefs, restaurateurs, brewers, sommeliers and mixologists join forces to help end childhood hunger

Residents of the Palm Beaches and beyond can enjoy the most celebrated food, wine, beer and craft cocktails in the area on April 14 when Palm Beach’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry returns to Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The annual tasting event will feature top chefs, restaurateurs, brewers, sommeliers and mixologists united for a cause: making sure all children in this country get the healthy food they need, every day. Proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.

Led by Co-Chairs Chefs Lindsay Autry, Zach Bell, Clay Conley and Tim Lipman, culinary tastemakers from Palm Beach and Martin Counties will provide guests with scrumptious bite-size fare, craft beer, and wine curated by Master Sommelier Virginia Philip. Guests will also be treated to craft cocktails from the two winners of The Shake Up, the month-long county-wide cocktail competition, and be witness to The Shake Up Throw Down on the main stage where the two will compete in a live, secret-ingredient cocktail challenge. (the winners of the March contest will be announced April 11). Follow the contest on social media: #ShakeUp4NKH.

A live auction will also grace the stage with one-of-a-kind culinary prizes, such as the Grand BBQ Experience with guest chefs Julien Gremaud (Avocado Grill), Rick Mace and James Strine (Café Boulud), Eric Baker (Max’s Harvest), and Aaron Black (PB Catch); or Dine for a Year with a collection of dining experiences up and down the county; as well as a Tiki River Cruise & Private Dinner where you’ll spend an evening on the Loxahatchee River aboard a private boat, then dock at Guanabanas for a private waterside dinner with guest chefs.

Entertainment, DJ, live music, dancing, games, contests, a silent auction, cooking demos and a photo booth will all add to the festive, chef-supported affair.

“While we are cooking for people who may dine out every day, remember that around the corner, in our own backyard, one in five kids are not getting the food they need to learn and grow. Share Our Strength works to provide access to food for these future leaders on a local, state and national level,” said long-time advocate Chef Zach Bell.

Every Kid, Healthy Food, Every Day

One in five children in this country struggles with hunger. Here in Florida it’s one in four children. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Already, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with 460 million meals.

In 2015, Palm Beach’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to help feed more than 760,000 healthy meals to children in need. No Kid Hungry Florida partners include Florida Impact, FLIPANY, Feeding South Florida, Second Harvest Foodbank, University of Florida IFAS extension, Coalition for the Homeless.

Palm Beach’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco, national sponsors Food Network and OpenTable, and local sponsors Panache: A Classic Party Rentals Company, Mike Sipe Entertainment, Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, Events on the Loose, Nievera Williams Design, VOSS Artesian Water from Norway, Oceana Coffee, Shawmut Design & Construction,,,, iHeartMedia, Brickhouse PR, Elan Creative Communications, Carli Brinkman PR and Mariani Marketing & Events.

The best eateries in the area will be represented at the event, including: Addison Reserve Country Club, aioli, Apeiro Kitchen & Bar, Avocado Grill, Bistro Ten Zero One, Buccan, Cafe Boulud, Cafe Chardonnay, Chef’s Kitchen and En-Flux Catering, Chez L’Epicier, Cholo Soy Cocina, Citrus Grillhouse, Coolinary Cafe, Cordon Bleu Catering, Dada Restaurant, District Table & Bar, Earth and Sugar, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, Funky Buddha Brewery, Grato, Guanabanas, Hampton Forks Kitchen & Table, Ian’s Tropical Grill, Jardin, Little Moirs Food Shack and Leftovers Cafe, Max’s Harvest & Max’s Social House, MEAT Eatery & Tap Room, Meat Market, Oceana Coffee, Okeechobee Steakhouse, Paneterie, PB Catch, Pistache, Rebel House, Salute Market, Shake Shack, Saltwater Brewery, Social House, Talay Thai, The Cooper Craft Kitchen and Bar, The Regional Kitchen & Public House, The Sugar Monkey, Tryst, Twisted Trunk Brewing Co., Whole Foods.

Festivities will be from 7:00pm to 10:00. General admission is $125. VIP tickets also are available for $200 and provide early entry to the event (6:00pm), as well as access to a private seated lounge area with free-flowing champagne and an exclusive tasting from the event’s chef chairpersons Autry, Bell, Conley and Lipman. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

About No Kid Hungry

No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at

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Cristyle is a South Florida native, born in Miami and raised in Palm Beach. Her love of food came through her travels and seeing how cuisines differ and relate so much. She attended the University of Florida, had a short stint in Charlotte, NC and is now back home - ready to eat her way through Palm Beach County and share her findings with locals and visitors alike. From brunch to happy hour to foodie events, she's got you covered!