Every year the city’s biggest culinary and behind-the-bar stars come out for Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation. The tasting event, which raises money for No Kid Hungry, an organization working to end childhood hunger in the U.S., takes place this Sunday, and tickets are still available.
The list of chefs scheduled for the event is long and impressive. You can sample bites from Kris Morningstar (Terrine), Alvin Calain (Ramen Champ, Eggslut), Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish), Timothy Hollingsworth and Rory Hermann (Barrel and Ashes), and Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Border Grill Restaurants. Plus, many more.
“In our industry, the ability to have a voice and donate through food is such a powerful way for us to give back to our community. It amazes me that in a country as wealthy as ours, one in five children struggles with hunger. We have the food, we have the knowledge, we need to connect it with our undernourished youth. These children are the future; we need to invest in them,” says Feniger.
According to No Kid Hungry, just in California alone 2.5 million kids struggle with hunger. The organization aims to solve this problem by enacting policy change that will expand school breakfast programs and educating families on nutrition. Because schools are closed during the summer, the next few months are a particularly precarious time for children without access to regular meals.
Tickets for Taste of the Nation can still be purchased online. Event takes place Sunday, June 7 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Media Park in Culver City, 9070 Venice Blvd.