If the annual Taste of the Nation event were a stew, it would be the most delicious one served in all of Palm Beach County.
That’s because the grand tasting-style fundraiser, to be held at the Kravis Center April 14, involves the county’s top chefs. These chefs present special bites to those who join the cause to help eradicate childhood hunger through the national “No Kid Hungry” drive.
Heading the effort again this year are chefs Zach Bell (Addison Reserve Country Club), Clay Conley (Buccan, Grato), Lindsay Autry (The Regional, upcoming), Tim Lipman (Coolinary Café) and master sommelier Virginia Philip.
They will be joined by an eclectic mix of local restaurants (from Boca Raton to Stuart), wine and cocktail experts, craft beer brewers, coffee roasters and wandering gastronauts.
Longtime advocate and senior member of the local organizing committee, Chef Bell exhorts locals and fellow chefs to learn the facts about under-served children who live in a world beyond our foodie adventures.
“While we are cooking for people who may dine out every day, remember that around the corner, in our own backyard, one in five kids are not getting the food they need to learn and grow,” Bell said via the event’s publicist. The “No Kid Hungry” event, he says, “works to provide access to food for these future leaders on a local, state and national level.”
Last year, the Kravis event raised enough money to feed more than 760,000 healthy meals to needy kids, organizers say.
TASTE OF THE NATION
When: Thursday, April 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. (VIP admission at 6 p.m.)
Where: Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Tickets: $125 general admission, $200 VIP (which offers access to private lounge area)
To buy tickets and learn more: Visit TasteOfTheNation.org/palmbeach