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Share Our Strength’s ‘Taste of the Nation’ To Include West Hartford Chefs

The 27th Annual Taste of the Nation will be held on Oct. 29, 2015.

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Submitted by Jeannette Dardenne

Many of the area’s top chefs, including several from West Hartford, will particpate in Share Our Strength’s 27th Annual Taste of the Nation Hartford. This year’s event, which supports “No Kid Hungry,” will be held on Oct. 29, 2015, from 6:30-11 p.m. at The Riverview, 10 Winslow Pl., Simsbury, CT.

The event will have a new format this year, 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/Scott Miller; and Hunter Morton, Max Restaurant Group.

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The event will also include a silent auction and live entertainment. In 2014, Taste of the Nation Hartford raised more than $75,000, which helps connect children in need with up 750,000 meals.

“It will be a collection of some really great culinary talent and I am pleased to offer support to a great cause,” said Tyler Anderson of Millwrights Restaurant in Simsbury, who is Chef Chair of Taste of the Nation Hartford this year. Co-chair is Angela Pitrone from Deloitte, who has supported the Taste of the Nation Hartford Event for years.

“Helping Share Our Strength reminds you why you work so hard as a chef and restaurant owner … giving back to the community is an integral part of you and your family,” said Billy Grant.

One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 152,990 kids in Connecticut. 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.

Click here to purchase tickets. General Admission tickets are $150, and 100 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.

For more information, visit www.nokidhungry.org/hartford and NoKidHungry.org.


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