National Event Series Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry Debuts in Austin

Spend an Evening with Austin-based chefs, restaurants, sommeliers and mixologists and help end childhood hunger

Eating for a good cause - can it get any better? Take your other half or your bestie on a 3-hour culinary trip and meet some of Austin's top chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and restaurant owners. 

Help make this event a success and support its mission to leave no kid hungry. Get your tickets and share the event with your friends. As a little Thank You: use our promo code to save 15% on your ticket (see bottom of the article for details). 

Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry

For more than 30 years, Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry events have featured food and drink from top culinary professionals in dozens of cities across the country.

About Taste of the Nation  

Every year, the country’s best chefs, sommeliers and mixologists join together with one goal in mind: end childhood hunger in America by supporting Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry presented by Citi and Sysco®. In more than 20 cities across the nation, guests of Taste of the Nation can sip and sample gourmet creations from each city’s premier culinary talent and participate in unique food, travel and lifestyle auctions – all while raising funds for No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $100 million.

About No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger nationwide by ensuring every kid gets three meals a day. Since the campaign’s launch in 2010, No Kid Hungry and its partners have provided over one billion meals to kids.

Austin’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry

The Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry series will kick-off its 2019 season in Austin on February 7, 2019 at Fair Market.  

Co-hosted by Austin chefs Bryce Gilmore, chef-owner of Barley Swine, and Amanda Rockman, Culinary Director of New Waterloo, the event brings together 30 of the city’s best chefs, restaurants, sommeliers and mixologists for a delicious night of bites and libations. One-hundred-percent of proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. 

Gilmore and Rockman bring passion to the cause. “The fact that Taste of the Nation is kicking off in Austin is a testament to both the incredible culinary talent we have in this city and the generosity of people in the industry,” says Rockman, recipient of the Jean Banchet Pastry Chef of the Year Award two years in a row. Both Rockman and Gilmore, finalists of the James Beard Awards, recently visited a No Kid Hungry school breakfast program and for Gilmore it hit home. “I have children and I’m a chef, so the notion that 1 in 6 kids in this country don’t know if they will get 3 meals a day is unfathomable – and something we can all work together to end.”

Participating Restaurants

To date, the line-up features some of Austin’s finest:   

  • Barley Swine
  • Contigo
  • Dolce Neve Gelato
  • ELM Restaurant Group
  • Goodall's Kitchen at Hotel Ella
  • Guild
  • II Brutto
  • Independence Brewing Co.
  • Juniper
  • Kemuri Tatsu-ya
  • La Condesa 
  • Launderette 
  • Le Politique 
  • Lick Honest Ice Creams 
  • Loro Asian Smokehouse 
  • Odd Duck 
  • Parkside Projects 
  • Pitchfork Pretty 
  • Salt Traders Coastal Cooking 
  • South Congress Hotel 
  • Sour Duck Market 
  • Sway Thai 
  • Swift’s Attic
  • Ramen Tatsu-ya
  • Trace
  • Uchi
  • Uchiko 



Austin’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019.


Fair Market
East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78702


Tickets are $115/person.

And as promised: receive a 15% discount by using promo code LIVEGROWPLAY! 

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