Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry Raises Close to $200,000 to Help Feed Kids in Need of More Than 2,000,000 Meals

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Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry Raises Close to $200,000 to Help Feed Kids in Need of More Than 2,000,000 Meals

What: On May 17, more than 500 charity-minded Laguna Beach foodies gathered at Montage Laguna Beach for the city’s premier culinary event for a cause – Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry. The annual tasting event, which featured top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists, raised nearly $200,000 to support No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.

Who: Mark Dacascos, Chairman of Food Network's television series Iron Chef America, hosted this year's event.

2015 Celebrity Chef line-up included:
• Chef Shirley Chung, Twenty Eight Restaurant and Lounge, Irvine, CA
• Chef David Coleman, Chianina Steakhouse, Long Beach, CA
• Chef Greg Daniels, Haven Gastropub, Orange, CA
• Chef Ben Ford, Fords Filling Station, Los Angeles, CA
• Chef Michael Hung, Faith & Flower, Los Angeles, CA
• Chef Lee Smith, Executive Pastry Chef at Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA
• Chef Craig Strong, Studio at Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA
• Chef Ari Taymor, Alma, Los Angeles, CA
• Chef Marcel Vigneron, Beefsteak, Los Angeles, CA

For a preview of high-resolution event photos, please click here (credit: Baldemar Fierro): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/afn1jn4bl52ojml/AAD3fOj3QVYcNVdht0XKKtwQa?ore.... Additional photos available upon request.

Why: One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 2,487,750 kids in California. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Since the campaign’s launch, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with hundreds of millions of meals.

This year, Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised close to $200,000 to help feed children in need of more than 2,000,000 healthy meals.

Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, national sponsor OpenTable and local sponsors Celebrity Cruises, Epstein Becker Green, Montage Laguna Beach, S.Pellegrino Natural Sparkling Water, Southern CA Gas Company and Wahoos. Local beneficiaries include Second Harvest Orange County Food Bank, and Community Action Partnership of OC.

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