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.
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.
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
Field & Tides
Fluff Bake Bar
Main Kitchen at JW Marriott
Michael’s Cookie Jar
One Fifth Mediterranean
Roegels Barbecue Co.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Sonoma in the Heights
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.
Phaedra Cook has written about Houston’s restaurant and bar scene since 2010. She was a regular contributor to My Table magazine (now closed) and was the lead restaurant critic for the Houston Press for two years, eventually being promoted to food editor. Cook founded Houston Food Finder in November 2016 and has been its editor and publisher ever since.