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.  The series will kick-off its 2019 season in Austin on February 7, 2019 at Fair Market.


The event is being 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.  All of the of proceeds from the event will benefit No Kid Hungry, a national campaign that aims to end childhood hunger in America.


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Gilmore and Rockman both bring their own unique passion to the cause.  Both have been finalists of the James Beard Award and recently visited a No Hungry school breakfast program where the impact of the cause really hit home with Gilmore.


“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.   “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.”

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Event Line-up:  

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 at Fair Market, East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702.  Austin’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national co-presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, and national sponsor OpenTable.

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