Its signature event, Taste of the Nation, brings together charitable chefs and foodies in an effort to support Share Our Strength’s mission. On Sunday night, Philadelphia’s most talented chefs gathered at the Hotel Monaco as guests noshed on the chefs’ most popular dishes and sipped hand-crafted libations from the area’s hottest mixologists. Top toques Michael Solomonov (Zahav, Federal Donuts, and Percy Street Barbecue), Kevin Sbraga (of eponymous Sbraga), and David Katz (of the now-shuttered and sorely missed Mémé who served as the event’s Chef Chair) were among the chefs who brought their A-game while guests ate, mingled, and bid on a host of silent auction items. There was even a guest appearance by longtime Share Our Strength supporter Marc Summers (of Double Dare and Food Network fame).
Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation is Philadelphia’s largest No Kid Hungry event and raises funds for Philabundance, The Food Trust, The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger and The Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center. Though Taste of the Nation has ended, childhood hunger has not. There are several ways to get involved by volunteering or donating; visit the organizations’ individual websites for more information.