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Share Our Strength’s 9th annual Taste of the Nation

Photo credit: Bear Flag Photography

Photo credit: Bear Flag Photography

Montage Laguna Beach, the luxurious five star, five diamond oceanfront Laguna Beach resort, will host the 9th annual Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation® Laguna Beach event on May 15, 2016.

Photo credit: Bear Flag Photography

Photo credit: Bear Flag Photography

A number of celebrity chefs will come together to prepare fresh farm-to-table delicacies to further Share Our Strength’s mission to end childhood hunger in Orange County and across the nation. Event attendees will enjoy an afternoon of delectable tastings, fine wines, signature cocktails, and picturesque panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean at Montage Laguna Beach.

Photo credit: Bear Flag Photography

Photo credit: Bear Flag Photography

In addition to delicious food and drinks, the event will feature a silent and live auction with live entertainment by the local band, The Kalama Brothers.

Executive Chef Craig Strong of Studio, Montage Laguna Beach’s award-winning signature restaurant, will be joined by the following talented celebrity chefs:

  • Chef Nathan Beriau, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC
  • Chef David Coleman, Chianina Steakhouse, Long Beach, CA
  • Chef Ray Garcia, Broken Spanish, Los Angeles, CA
  • Chef Bruce Kalman, Union, Knead & Co., Pasadena, CA
  • Chef Ludo Lefebvre, Petit Trois, Trois Mec, Ludo Bird, Los Angeles, CA
  • Chef Walter Manzke, République, Los Angeles, CA
  • Chef Kris Morningstar, Terrine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Chef Lee Smith, Executive Pastry Chef, Montage Laguna Beach, CA

One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 2,487,750 children in California. The No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day, by connecting them to nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and by teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals at home. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds from Taste of the Nation benefit No Kid Hungry.


As contributors to the charity, guests can choose between the following event packages:

Celebrity Chef Tasting | 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $200 per person or at the door for $225 per person.

VIP “Meet the Chefs” Reception | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Finish the night with VIP treatment and a sunset toast. Enjoy the Celebrity Chef Tasting followed by an after party mingling with the chefs, sipping champagne and making s‘mores. Valet parking and a special VIP gift are included.

Tickets purchased in advance are $275 per person or $300 at the door.


To purchase tickets for Taste of the Nation® Laguna Beach, visit

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