South Florida Taste of the Nation

It's Back! Great Food And Fun To Combat Childhood Hunger

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South Florida's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is back and better than ever for 2017. Held at our beautiful event space Soho Studios for the second year in a row, this premier culinary event brings some of the nation's top chefs, mixologists and wineries together for an evening of food, drinks and entertainment for a cause: ending childhood hunger in America. Hosted this year by CBS4 morning news anchor Marybel Rodriguez and Froggy from Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, the cultivated event of gourmet food and wine features chefs and tasting dishes from more than 50 of South Florida's top restaurants.

For almost 30 years, Taste of the Nation has been highlighting some of the greatest culinary stars who donate their time and skills in the kitchen for a good cause. Organized by Share Our Strength, a national non-profit committed to fighting childhood hunger, Taste of the Nation is designed to raise funds for the organization's valuable community work and food programs, donating 100 percent of all proceeds from the event to support their mission.

Guests are invited to indulge in a feast of innovative menus designed by this year's participating restaurants with accompanying wines, spirits and beers. A silent auction will also take place with irresistible culinary themed items and experiences. Citi offers a bespoke lounge for attendees to sample a curated bar menu while taking in the festivities.

This year will feature cuisine from:

3030 Ocean

Artisan Beach House

Cosair Kitchen + Bar

Kuro

Malibu Farm

Market at EDITION

Pao by Paul Qui at Faena Miami Beach

R House Wynwood

Red, the Steakhouse

Sarsaparilla Club

SushiSamba

The Salty Donut

and Zest among many, many more.

Participating breweries, wineries and spirit makers include:

Afrohead Rum

Barefoot Wine

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

DiSaronno International

FIOL Prosecco

Funky Buddha Brewery

Hatfield & McCoy

Hill Family Estate

Hiro Sake

M.I.A. Beer Company

Orvino Wine Imports

Rhum Clement

and Vineyard Brands among others.

Soho Studios is proud to be the event space home of the 2017 Taste of the Nation. Our 70,000 square foot multi-purpose space in Miami is the perfect backdrop to cater to this and other functions, large or small. Our industrial set-up provides a blank canvas to bring any idea to life and has been the top choice for brand managers, marketers, advertising agencies, event planners and others to showcase their services or host parties in the South Florida area. Soho Studios has previously been used for corporate events and conferences, fashion shows, art fairs, film and TV shoots, concerts, product launches and charity functions.

Our strategic partnership with Taste of the Nation is one example of our capacity to provide production, decor, catering, travel and event logistics services to clients through a fully staffed, hands-on team to assist with every element of planning and execution.

Get a taste of our exceptional facilities and services and enjoy an evening of food and fun while helping the community at Taste of the Nation. Tickets are selling fast and can be purchased here.

What to Expect from Citi at Taste of the Nations

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Hello June!  With the Taste of the Nation coming to Miami in less the two weeks,  we are hearing how the tour started out with a bang when recently hosted in New York City. Citi, one of the proud sponsors of the event, set up shop at this charitable event in April 2016 and offered amazing social experiences to its card carrying members who were lucky enough to have private passes. The bank then encouraged those who engaged in the event to take to social media to share their experiences.

The Appetizers

Citi's appetizers were mouthwatering but the way they were presented was perhaps even more noteworthy. The appetizer platters were suspended from helium balloons right near the check-in counter to entice people to want to come in and have a taste. Other white balloons were placed nearby and these turned blue as people got on their social media accounts to tell people about Citi's great food.

The Drinks

Well known mixologist Eamon Rocky served up some amazing Avion tequila "Tigritas" as guests enjoyed relaxing in the lounge. As guests enjoyed their drinks, they were able to charge their cell phones, check out the 60 inch touch screen display to find out more about Citi's dining platforms and talk to brand ambassadors. At the photo booth inside the space, guests were once again encouraged to take to social media to share photos of the event as the number of meals and amount of money donated to charity was dependent on social activity of those who participated in the event.

Other Goodies

Citi set up a unique social vending machine as part of the event. Guests who posted to their social media accounts while at the machine received Citi-branded goodies such as oven mitts, wine stoppers, wine pourers, aprons and a USB loaded with recipes for tasty treats.

Get in on the Action

Taste of the Nations is coming back to Miami on June 17, 2016 and we here at SOHO Studios are hosting the event!  It will offer tasty treats, exquisite beverages and an afterparty. The event is also being hosted by Emmy nominated weekend anchor Marybel Rodriguez and Froggy from Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. For now, we and Citi are keeping its Taste of the Nation plans to ourself; however, fans can see from Citi's April offerings that the company is sure to provide a night out Miami Style that you simply won't want to miss!

Check out South Florida's Taste of the Nation on Facebook and our Facebook page  for more photos and details of the event.  

South Florida Taste of the Nation at Soho Studios

Every single day a child goes hungry in America. Thankfully, there are people and organizations willing to help by gathering the collective resources needed to curb childhood hunger. One such organization is Share Our Strength, more famously recognized as the No Kid Hungry campaign. Here in Miami, Soho Studios will be the 2016 site of the next No Kid Hungry fundraising event.

Helping to Fight Childhood Hunger

South Florida’s Taste of the Nation, hosted on behalf of the nonprofit organization Share Our Strength, brings attention to the importance of ending childhood hunger in America. This culinary extravaganza is the nation’s finest night for all things food. Taking place on June 17, 2016, tickets are expected to sell out quickly. Make your plans now to attend this culinary showcase while supporting a great cause. VIP tickets are $250 and offer early admission at 6 pm. General admission is $125 for entrance at 7 pm. The event ends at 10 pm.

No Kid Hungry Dinner in Little Rock

Last year, the Little Rock No Kid Hungry Dinner raised $70,000 to support the fight against childhood hunger in Arkansas. At this fundraiser, chefs from Arkansas dominated the stage alongside Chef Cassidee Dabnet from The Barn at Blackberry Farm, one of the best places to dine in Tennessee. The goal of the 2016 Taste of the Nation is to exceed the financial reaches of Little Rock’s success.

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What to Expect in 2016

Taste of the Nation is bringing out the culinary champions. Legends in the kitchen, Chef Allen Susser and Chef Timon Balloo are teaming up for the evening. Following the theme of Taste of the Nation, the event will showcase the fine dining experiences of more than 50 restaurants and food vendors from Fort Lauderdale and Miami. As Chef Susser has lead Taste of the Nation here in Miami for almost three decades, his talents and experience will shine, as he helps host one of the city’s favorite culinary events.

The evening involves more than just excellent wine and gourmet cuisine. Prepare to participate in a variety of auctions including a wine, silent and live auction, with all proceeds going to support the campaign. One hundred percent of ticket sales are going directly to the Share Our Strength organization. The Taste of the Nation is a long formed tradition here in South Florida, following its inception in 1988. Become a part of the local community while enjoying a fabulous night out in Miami.