As foodies, we are fortunate to be able to travel the world just to try new foods. But almost one in four children in America, one of the wealthiest nations in the world, doesn’t get enough to eat. On June 3, 2012, Montage Laguna Beach will host Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® benefit, to support the goal of eliminating childhood hunger in America by 2015.

Executive Chef Craig Strong of Studio, Montage Laguna Beach’s Signature Restaurant, will be joined by the following talented celebrity chefs:

• Chef William Bradley, Addison at the Grand Del Mar
• Chef Floyd Cardoz, North End Grill, New York City
• Chef Suzanne Goin, The A.O.C., Lucques, and Tavern, Los Angeles
• Chef Jennifer Carroll, Concrete Blonde, Philadelphia
• Chef Lee Smith, Executive Pastry Chef, Montage Laguna Beach
• Chef Michael Voltaggio, ink., Los Angeles
• Chef Alan Wong, Alan Wong’s Restaurant’s, Honolulu

Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of delectable dishes, wine, signature cocktails, live music, and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from the Montage Laguna Beach.

Event Packages:
• Celebrity Chef Tasting 4:00-7:00 p.m. ($150 advance purchase or $175 at the door.) -Enjoy tastings from the nation’s top chefs and sample fine wines and premium spirits.
• VIP “Meet the Chefs” Reception 4:00-9:00 p.m. ($250 advanced purchase or $275 at the door.) Enjoy the Celebrity Chef Tasting followed by an after party to mingle with the chefs. Valet parking and post-event gifts are included.

The revenue from each ticket purchased goes to Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry” campaign which advocates ending childhood hunger in America by increasing access to nutrition programs and investing in effective community organizations to fight hunger.

For more details regarding Taste of the Nation at Montage Laguna Beach and to purchase tickets, visit www.tasteofthenation.org or call (877) 26TASTE (82783).

About Share Our Strength

Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry(tm) campaign-a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015-Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs, invests in community organizations fighting hunger, teaches families how to cook healthy meals on a budget, and builds public-private partnerships to end hunger, both nationally and at the state level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry. Visit Strength.org to get involved in the No Kid Hungry campaign.

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