Utah's Top Chefs at the 12th Annual Taste of the Nation
July 7, 2011
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SALT LAKE CITY, July 7, 2011 – With a passion to fight childhood hunger, over 50 of Utah’s hottest chefs and restaurants will gather on Sunday, August 7 at Solitude Mountain Resort from Noon until 4 p.m. for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® Utah, the state’s most popular culinary benefit. Taste of the Nation Utah will raise critical funds needed to support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in Utah and across the nation.
Over 1,500 expected attendees will participate in this gastronomic event while enjoying fine cuisine from restaurants such as Stein Erikson Lodge’s Glitretind (Grilled Utah Buffalo Tri-Tips with Peach Love and Molé Sauce); Z’Tejas (Chipotle Crawfish Sliders); Log Haven (Piquillo Pepper Summer Salad); Deer Valley Resort (Fresh Chile Marinated Sea Scallop, Crispy Kale, Fried Cojita Cheese, Wild Mushroom, Lime Aoli); Gastronomy (Buffalo Shrimp Skewer with Blue Cheese Slaw); and Bambara (Heirloom Tomato Shooters) – and more. The now infamous Utah Bakers Dozen will showcase fine desserts from more than 14 of the state’s best pastry chefs and bakers.
Guests will enjoy live music, a silent auction which includes weekend getaways, art, and jewelry and fabulous dining experiences including the chefs themselves, some of whom will offer to prepare a 5 course meal for you and 8 of your closest friends.
Every year 100% of ticket sales help ensure that no child in Utah and across the country grows up hungry. Funding this year is more important than ever as demand for food continues to increase. This year Utah Food Bank Services, Utahns Against Hunger and The Ogden Weber Community Action Partnership will benefit from funds raised at the event. Since 1998, Taste of the Nation Utah has raised more than $745,000 for anti-hunger and anti-poverty organizations.
More than 12 million children face hunger in America, and the need is increasing in Utah. One in six Utah children under the age of 18 is at risk of hunger. And, one in six Utah children under the age of 5 is food insecure.
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation works to end childhood hunger in the United States and abroad by ensuring that children and their families have reliable access to nutritious food, and by addressing the deeper causes of these conditions. Funds raised through Taste of the Nation events provide grants to organizations in the United States, Canada and abroad that work successfully to end childhood hunger.
"An end to childhood hunger in the United States is within reach," said Bill Shore, Founder and Executive Director of Share Our Strength. "With all the participants in Taste of the Nation ® Utah sharing their strengths, we are creating more resources for the greater good of Utah and our great nation."
Taste of the Nation is nationally sponsored by American Express, Sysco, Food Network, and is sponsored locally by Solitude Mountain Resort, Chobani Yogurt, Whole Foods Market and Edible Wasatch. One hundred percent of ticket sales help ensure that no kid in America grows up hungry.
Tickets for Taste of the Nation Utah are $75 for General Admission and $125 for Reserved Seating, if purchased in advance. Group discounts are available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TasteOfTheNation.org/utah, or by calling 202-478-6511.
About Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength® is the leading national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. We weave together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger and ensure they have nutritious food where they live, learn and play. We work with the culinary industry to create engaging, pioneering programs like Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation®, Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale®, Share Our Strength's A Tasteful Pursuit®, Share Our Strength's Great American Dine Out ®, and Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline®. Visit Strength.org
For more information, or to schedule an interview with organizers, chefs, restaurants, etc. please contact Karen Zabriskie at 801-696-5044 or email at Kz2662@gmail.com