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South Florida’s Culinary Community Unites To End Childhood Hunger

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign invites South Florida residents to sip and sample the area’s most celebrated culinary creations to help kids in need at this year’s annual Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry on Friday, May 17, 2019. Hosted at Ice Palace Films Studio, the annual tasting event featuring gourmet cuisine and libations crafted by the city’s top chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and brewers as they unite to raise funds to ensure all children in America have access to the healthy food they need, every day. One-hundred-percent of proceeds support the No Kid Hungry campaign’s work to end childhood hunger in America.

Led by Chef Chair Timon Balloo of SUGARCANE | raw bar grill and Co-Chair Cesar Zapata of Phuc Yea along with Chef Co-Chairs Paula DaSilva of The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale and Alex Kuk and Diego Ng of Temple Street Eatery, the 31st annual tasting event will take place from 7 PM to 10 PM. Early bird admission tickets for South Florida’s Taste of the Nation starting at $125 until May 10, 2019, when the price increases to $150. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Guests can mix and mingle with South Florida’s tastemakers while enjoying fine fare, artisan beer, craft cocktails, and decadent desserts. A lively Giving Tree will allow guests to make donations in exchange for exclusive dining opportunities in the evening’s participating restaurants. Select dining opportunities will be available for bidding in a silent auction.

Notable South Florida culinary talent and eateries participating to date include:

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