Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Orlando event brings together the area’s top chefs who donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in Central Florida. Along with culinary delights, guests have the opportunity to sample select wines, cocktails and premium beers and enjoy silent and live auctions and entertainment. All proceeds raised benefit Share Our Strength’s efforts to eradicate childhood hunger. Local beneficiaries include Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

Check out our recap of the 2013 Orlando Taste of the Nation here:
https://tastychomps.com/2013/08/2013-taste-of-the-nation-orlando-recap-photos.html

Food Network celebrity chef Melissa d’Arabian
Food Network celebrity chef Melissa d’Arabian

To celebrate their 25th year, Food Network Star Melissa d’Arabian will be joining us as a special guest! Host of the Food Network show Ten Dollar Dinners, D’Arabian has been a longtime advocate of childhood nutrition and hunger relief efforts through her ongoing support of Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit committed to ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with nutritious food through innovative culinary fundraising events.

WHEN:
Saturday, August 9, 2014
6:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Orlando World Center Marriott 8701 World Center Dr., Orlando

TICKETS:
$150 each
Purchase Here

ATTIRE:
Cocktail / Semi-Formal

Tickets: $150 each

Beneficiaries: Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

Emcee: Paco from 1059 Sunny FM & CJ from Mix 105.1.

Special Guest: Melissa d’Arabian. Food Network star and host of Ten Dollar Dinners.

Honorary Chair: Helen Donegan, VP of Community Relations at University of Central Florida.

Power connector Helen Donegan, Vice President of Community Relations at the University of Central Florida, is Honorary Chair of this year’s Taste of the Nation Orlando. Listed over the years as one of Orlando’s 50 most powerful people in Orlando Magazine, Donegan is recognized among the area’s most well-networked citizens thanks to her past and present contributions to scores of civic and professional organizations. When she’s not planning events and executing programs for UCF, she is using her influence and status to support education, social services, health and arts, and provide valuable networking opportunities to local businesswomen. We are honored to have Helen Donegan use her energy, enthusiasm and influence to draw attention to Taste of the Nation’s legacy of combating childhood hunger.

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS
Bahama Breeze
BB Kings Blues Club
Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine
Cafe Tu Tu Tango
Capa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando
The Capital Grille
Captain’s Grille @ Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Cress Restaurant
Crimson Tavern at Orlando Airport Marriott
Cuisiniers Catering
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Emeril’s Orlando
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop
Empress Sissi Cake & Pastry Specialties
FreshPoint
Journeys Catering
JW Marriott Orlando – Grande Lakes
K Restaurant and Wine Bar
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
LongHorn Steakhouse
Marlow’s Tavern
Pirate Chefs of Central Florida sponsored by Nestlé Professional
Orlando World Center Marriott
Red Wing Restaurant
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
SeaWorld Orlando
Second Harvest Food Bank Culinary Training Program
Soco Southern Contemporary Cuisine
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, A Land Remembered Restaurant
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Cala Bella Restaurant
Sushi Pop Restaurant
Taverna Opa
Three2OH
T-Rex Orlando at Downtown Disney

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