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Event: Taste of the Nation, Laguna Beach – June 2nd, 2013

Event: Taste of the Nation, Laguna Beach – June 2nd, 2013

The hottest Chefs cook to fight childhood hunger in Orange County, on June 2nd at the beautiful Montage, Laguna Beach
If you have never experienced Taste of the share our StrengthNation, you should at least onece. This is one of the premiere taste events in the country and features amazing foods prepared by the country’s top Chefs. Aside from eating decadent food and alcohol like a rockstar, your admission will support Share Our Strength’s® efforts to end childhood hunger in Orange County and across the nation.

This year’s event will be held on June 2, 2013 at the beautiful Montage Laguna Beach from 4pm to 7pm, with a VIP reception beginning at 4pm.

Taste of the Nation

Your taste buds will, experience a full melt-down with pleasure

 This year’s event will feature nine of the Country’s top chefs including:


Craig Strong Taste of the Nation

Chef Craig Strong

  • Craig Strong – Studio at Montage Laguna Beach-CA
  • Lee Smith – Montage Laguna Beach-CA



  • Chris Crary- Santa Monica, CA

    Chef Chris Crary Taste of the Nation

    Chef Chris Crary

  • Lizzie Binder- Formally of Bar Bambino-San Francisco, CA
  • Josiah Citrin-Mélisse- Los Angeles, CA
  • Jenn Louis-Lincoln/Sunshine Tavern- Portland, OR
  • Nick Roberts & Brooke Williamson- Hudson House/The Tripel, Los Angeles CA
  • Alan Wong- Alan Wong’s Restaurant- Honolulu, HI

    Chef Alan Wong Taste of the Nation

    Chef Alan Wong


An appearance by Hawaiian Chef Alan Wong is worth the price of the ticket alone, he is accredited with modernizing the Hawaiian Regional Cuisine into a powerhouse on the world stage.


The standard package is packed with tastings and spirits:

Taste of the Nation – Laguna Beach Celebrity Chef Tasting 4:00 to 7:00 PM
At Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach attendees will enjoy tastings from the nation’s top chefs and restaurants, and sample fine wines, and premium spirits. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment and a silent auction. Ticket price at the door is $175.00.

If you are feeling a little more bougie and want to get intimate with the Chefs:

Taste of the Nation – Laguna Beach VIP “Meet The Chefs” Reception 4:00 to 9:00 PM
VIP Guests will enjoy a private post-Taste event, where they can savor ocean breezes, panoramic views, and lush landscape while enjoying one-of-a-kind wines and mix and mingle with all the celebrity chefs. Includes valet parking. Ticket price at the door is $300.00.


About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.


  1. Great Cause!!! I am too far to attend..

  2. Looks like fun. I so much enjoy Chef Alan Wong. Love the pacific rim cooking.

  3. Alexandra McAllister

    WOW! What a great cause! Love the idea and all those chefs! Thanks for sharing, Tom.

  4. Carla J Gardiner

    It’s amazing to read about all of these events that work for worthy causes. Have fun, can’t wait for the review of this event at Taste of the Nation in Laguna Beach.

  5. Wonderful event and great food I wish I was closer so that I could come along. I hope it goes very well indeed. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Christy Garrett

    Sounds like a great event to attend, I wish that I lived closer.

  7. Meryl Hershey Beck

    This event looks like it will be fun and a great way to raise money for a good cause.

  8. Yummy! Wish I could be there. Looks like it gonna be a great event.

  9. Daniele Holmberg

    This sounds like such an awesome event:) It is too bad we will miss it…but I am sure Ireland will rock!! Looks like there will be some awesome chefs:)

  10. Dang, makes me wish I lived in that area. Looks like tons of fun and so yummy too!

  11. Sure wish I were closer!!! Awesome!

  12. Sounds like a fun event and a very worthy cause.

  13. Delia @ Blog Formatting

    Sounds like a wonderful event, the food sounds very promising! Hope it goes very well and that you’ll have lots of fun for a great cause!

  14. Gary Hyman (Social Media for Entrepreneurs)

    Looks like good fun for a good cause. Wish I could be there. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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