Prepare your taste buds for the return of the city’s most anticipated culinary event of the year, Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the event will take place on Thursday, May 3rd in a brand-new venue, Cobb Galleria Centre, featuring more restaurants, more chefs, and more surprises. 100% of proceeds support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

The city’s premier culinary benefit will bring together Atlanta’s most celebrated chefs and mixologists for an evening of fine food, wine, and fundraising. This year, a host of new, elevated culinary experiences will be introduced to celebrate the city’s hospitality industry as well as highlight its connoisseurs, including the opportunity to take part in an exclusive experience, only available to a limited number of guests wishing to be in the middle of all the action. This experience includes a table with prime positioning near the stage, exclusive one-on-one with the evening’s chefs and a front-row seat to the much-anticipated live auction.

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Leading the 2018 event are Honorary Chef Alton Brown, producer, author and Food Network host, and Honorary Chair Evander Holyfield, Olympic medalist, entrepreneur, and the only 5x Heavyweight Champion of the World. More than 1,500 guests expect- ed to attend will have the opportunity to take part in the Grand Tasting, sampling signature fare, and spirits from over 75 of the city’s premier restaurants while enjoying live, silent and beverage auctions, wine tastings and live entertainment.

  • Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Cobb Galleria Centre 2 Galleria Pkwy SE Atlanta, GA 30339
  • 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. for Platinum Experience 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. for Grand Tasting, $250 for Grand Tasting.

One in six children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 520,000 kids in Georgia. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today 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 more than 775 million meals.

In 2017, Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised more than $795,000 for the No Kid Hungry campaign and its local beneficiaries. With the funds raised, the No Kid Hungry campaign can feed kids facing hunger more than 6.1 million healthy school breakfasts. Local beneficiaries include the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Our House, Inc., HealthMPowers and Open Hand Atlanta.

Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, and national sponsor OpenTable, and numerous local sponsors.

To purchase tickets for Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, visit

*Photos by Kayla MaDonna

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