Taste of the Nation Hartford Features Celebrity Chefs to Raise $$ for No Kid Hungry

CTbites Team

Share Our Strength’s 27th Annual Taste of the Nation Hartford will be held at The Riverview, 10 Winslow Place, Simsbury, CT. The event will take place from 6:30 – 11:00 PM on Oct 29, 2015. General Admission tickets are $150.

The event now featured a new format with a cocktail and dessert reception and a multi-course SEATED dinner prepared tableside by some of New England and NY’s best chefs. Featured Chefs and Restaurants are Jacques Pepin, Author and Cooking Legend;  Tyler Anderson, Millwrights Restaurant;  Billy Grant, Grants | Bricco;  Jamie Bisonette, Toro NYC | Toro Boston | Coppa;  Bill Taibe, Le Farm | The Whelk | Kawani;  Jeff Lizotte;  On20 and Scott Miller | Hunter Morton, Max Restaurant Group. There will also be a silent auction and live entertainment. 

Tickets can be purchased here. The Chef Chair of the Taste of the Nation Harford is Tyler Anderson, Chef/Owner of Millwrights Restaurant in Simsbury, CT who is no stranger to this event. Co-Chair is Angela Pitrone, from Deloitte who has supported the Taste of the Nation Hartford Event for years. 

One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 152,990 kids in CT. The good news is that this is a solvable problem. The No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day by connecting them to nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and by teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.  

Since summer 2011, No Kid Hungry efforts to expand access to summer meals and school breakfast have helped connect kids to more than 345 million additional meals. The No Kid Hungry campaign is replicating that success around the country by working collaboratively with its partners to feed millions of American children. 

In 2014, Taste of the Nation Hartford raised over $75,000, which helps connect children in need with up 750,000meals. 

One hundred percent of ticket proceeds from Taste of the Hartford benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign, thanks to generous support from National Presenting Sponsors Citi and Sysco, Media Sponsor The Food Network, and local sponsors The Riverview, Millwrights Restaurant and Powerstation Events.  Local beneficiaries include End Hunger Connecticut, Foodshare Commission of Greater Hartford, Hartford Food System, and the Connecticut No Kid Hungry Campaign.

To purchase tickets for Taste of the Nation Hartford visit www.nokidhungry.org/hartford

About No Kid Hungry

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. No Kid Hungry connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.



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