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Taste of the Nation – Share our Strength this Saturday!

Buy your ticket to the hottest food and wine event of 2011 and help fight childhood hunger.

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® is the nation’s premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists — all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.
Join us for the 22nd Annual Taste of the Nation Orlando. Guests will sample delectable specialties and culinary sensations prepared by chefs from Central Florida’s leading restaurants. Showcasing their talent and creativity, the combination of presentation and taste are sure to make the evening unforgettable.
Please note: No one under the age of 21, including children in strollers accompanied by their parents, will be admitted to Taste of the Nation.


Saturday, August 6, 2011
6:00pm – 10:00pm


VIP Tickets: 6:00pm – 10:00pm, $150 each
includes reserved priority seating, early entry, and goody bags among the fabulous benefits!
General Admission: 6:45pm – 10:00pm, $100 each
includes access to the exquisite appetizers, entrees and desserts of over 30 of Central Florida’s leading restaurants and chefs, along with wine, coffee and beer


Cocktail / Semi-Formal


Marriott World Center
8701 World Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32821
Take advantage of the special Taste of the Nation Orlando hotel rate here!

Local Beneficiaries:

  • Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida – The Coalition’s mission is to address the needs of the homeless in our community and to serve as a catalyst for community collaboration to end homelessness. To do this, we strive to return homeless individuals to lives of independence through case management, education and job training.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida – Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects and distributes donated food to more than 500 nonprofit partner agencies in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia.
  • Statewide Beneficiaries:

  • Florida Impact – Florida Impact’s mission is to inspire and enlist the people of Florida to secure justice for and with those whose economic rights have not been realized. We also work to increase access to food programs by conducting aggressive outreach strategies and public policy advocacy.
  • 2011 Restaurants and Beverages
    Food Providers:
  • BB King’s Blues Club Orlando
  • Bahama Breeze
  • Beard Papa’s
  • Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
  • Cafe Tu Tu Tango
  • The Capital Grille
  • City Fire American Oven & Bar
  • Crave
  • Cress Restaurant
  • Cuisinier’s Catered Cuisine & Events
  • Cusano’s Bakery
  • Dine with Shamu by SeaWorld Orlando
  • Emeril’s Tchoup Chop
  • Empress Sissi
  • FreshPoint
  • JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
  • K Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
  • Nestle Professional
  • Olive Garden
  • Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
  • Orlando World Center Marriott
  • The Ravenous Pig
  • Red Wing Restaurant
  • Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
  • Rosen Shingle Creek Resort: A Land Remembered
  • Rosen Shingle Creek Resort: Cala Bella Italian Bistro
  • Royal Plaza
  • Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Technical Education Center, Osceola County
  • Three2OH Ice Cream
  • Uno Chicago Grill
  • The Vineyard Wine Company
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Windermere Country Club
  • Beverage Providers:

  • Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
  • Blue Martini
  • Brown-Forman
  • Effinheimer Beer Brands
  • Magners Irish Cider
  • Nespresso Coffee
  • Nestle Water | San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna
  • Opici Wine Co. of Florida
  • Orlando Brewing Company
  • Pepsi
  • Selected Brands
  • Straight Up Beverage Solutions

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