Houston Chefs Band Together to Fight Childhood Hunger at Annual Event

One of the nation’s biggest charitable tasting events, Taste of the Nation, is returning to Houston on May 22. This year, it’s at Silver Street Studios at 2000 Edwards. All of the proceeds benefit No Kid Hungry, a non-profit organization that works to ensure that school-aged children have access to three nutritious meals a day. Tickets are available online. General admission is $125 each while VIP tickets, which include access to the tasting an hour early, VIP parking and a VIP-only gift bag, are $200 per person.

Photo of Rebecca Masson
Rebecca Masson, founder of Fluff Bake Bar. Photo by Julie Soefer.

The official event hosts are all local business owners: chef Ryan Pera of Agricole Hospitality, pastry chef Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar and bartender Alba Huerta of Julep. It features dozens of drinks and dishes from chefs and bartenders from all across the Greater Houston area.

Phat Eatery Kerabu Prawn samples
No need to drive to Katy to try Phat Eatery’s food: it’s serving Kerabu Prawn at the Taste of the Nation event in Houston. Photo courtesy of Phat Eatery.

Here’s the list of participating bars and restaurants serving every manner of snack at the event, from small savory bites to mini craft cocktails:

1751 Sea and Bar
535 Catering by Houston Food Bank
Cacao & Cardamom
Dolce Neve
Eunice Restaurant
Field & Tides
Fluff Bake Bar
Jill Bartolome

La Lucha
Main Kitchen at JW Marriott
Michael’s Cookie Jar
Nancy’s Hustle
Nobie’s Restaurant
One Fifth Mediterranean
Phat Eatery
Revival Market
Roegels Barbecue Co.
Rosie Cannonball
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Shake Shack
Sonoma in the Heights
State Fare
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen
Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue
Weights and Measures

“One in six children in America lives with hunger, including more than one in four kids in Texas,” said Masson via a press release. “I’m proud to partner with No Kid Hungry for a fun evening that’s serious about ending childhood hunger.”

Tickets for Houston’s Taste of the Nation start at $125. For additional information, visit the website.

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