Taste of the Nation Orlando ~ A Culinary Delight for a Wonderful Cause

Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no child grows up hungry. Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. Programs such as the Summer Campaign offers children meals at various local schools throughout the summer. Programs like this help low-income families that end up spending an additional $316 for food during the summer. The children have opportunities to enjoy a free meal during the summer break just as they would the rest of the school year.

Taste of the Nation has been fighting hunger for 25 years now. There are nearly 40 Taste of the Nation events across the United States and Canada.  The goal for these events is to raise the funds needed to end childhood hunger. 100 percent of each ticket sold for Taste of the Nation supports efforts to end childhood hunger. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida are the beneficiaries of this event.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. On average, more than 55,000 different people receive assistance provided by Second Harvest each week.

Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida provides services to over 600 people each night, including 150 children. The Coalition served over 300,000 meals and provided over 245,000 nights of shelter and services last year.
Taste of the Nation Orlando Food for Hunger
This year's Taste of the Nation Orlando was another amazing event. There were four hours to wine and dine your way through the event space at the Orlando World Center Marriott. With over 60 food and beverage stations offering a wonderful variety, everyone had plenty to enjoy. I ate so many delicious plates of food and drinks and I still missed out on so much! The strolling entertainment and the band added for a lively night.

The Taste of the Nation Orlando is a great way to give back to your community. The bonus is you get to enjoy an evening of delicious food and drinks from restaurants located in Central Florida. While the food is the highlight of the event, my favorite part of the evening is seeing how many in the community come together to support an important cause.
Taste of the Nation Orlando Event Hall



Wine Glasses at Taste of the Nation Orlando

Taste of the Nation Orlando Wine
Opici Wines
Cocktails at Taste of the Nation Orlando
Winter Park Distilling Company
Florida Bear
Beer at Taste of the Nation Orlando
World of Beer 
Cigar City Beer at Taste of the Nation Orlando
Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai
Local Craft Beer at Taste of the Nation Orlando
Drink Like A Local Florida Craft Beer Selection
Craft Beer Taste of the Nation Orlando
Funky Buddha Brewery
Blueberry Cobbler
Craft Beer Taste of the Nation Orlando
Renaissance Orlando at Sea World
House Brewed Hefeweizen Local Orange
Food and drink at Taste of the Nation Orlando
Marlow's Tavern
Slammin' Shrimp Slider & a "Left Coast"
Food at Taste of the Nation Orlando
Renaissance Orlando at Sea World
House-made Jalapeño Cheddarwursts,  Bavaria Pretzel Bread German Mustard, Handcut Currywurst Fries
Chef at Taste of the Nation Orlando
Chef Kevin Fonzo
Pastrami at Taste of the Nation Orlando |
K Restaurant and Wine Bar
Beef Belly "Pastrami" House-made "Kraut, Grain Mustard, Rye Pretzel
Taste of the Nation Orlando Dessert
Capa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando
Blood Orange Cinnamon Gelee
Kona Crusted Sirloin with Trulle Mashed Potatoes Taste of the Nation Orlando
The Capital Grille
Kona Crusted Sirloin with Trulle Mashed Potatoes 
Shrimp at Taste of the Nation Orlando
Second Harvest Food Bank Culinary Training Program 
Grilled Herb-Marinated Jumbo Florida Shrimp with Creamy,
Southern-Style Andouille Grits and Smoked Tomato Concasse

Desserts Taste of the Nation Orlando
Orlando World Center Marriott
Chef Ramón's Award Winning Pastries Selection

Paintings at Taste of the Nation Orlando
Art from Café Tu Tu Tango

Entertainment at Taste of the Nation Orlando

Taste of the Nation Orlando Sponsors