CHARLOTTE’S HOTTEST CHEFS COOK TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD HUNGER
Taste of the Nation Charlotte
April 17, 2013
Taste of the Nation Charlotte
When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Where: WelWells Fargo Center Atrium, 301 South Tryon Street, Charlotte North Carolina
Free Parking after 7pm - Two Wells Fargo Center Parking Deck
Light Rail – 3rd Street/Convention Center Station ($2.00 one way)
PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE www.charlottetasteofthenation.com.
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
CHARLOTTE, NC…At Taste of the Nation Charlotte, guests will enjoy tastings from 25 of the area's top chefs, restaurants and culinary schools - all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger.
Sample fine wines, specialty beers, and premium spirits, including an entertaining Mixologist Bar. Get shaken & stirred with Mixologist, Stefan Huebner at his make your own cocktail bar. He's one of the Queen City's finest.
Guests will also enjoy live music by Hot Sauce and silent & live auctions, including unique dining and other experiences.
VIP Guests will delight in savory cuisine and couture desserts by Johnson & Wales University and select fine wines and champagne in the VIP Lounge.
Proceeds from the event benefit Share Our Strength, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and the Community Culinary School of Charlotte. 100% of ticket sales go directly towards ending childhood hunger.
Taste of the Nation Charlotte is a great and fun event that truly makes a difference!
Stefan Huebner, the night's featured Mixologist, has been working in the Cocktail business for more than 16 years and is currently the owner of Creative Cocktail Consultants. You may have seen him behind the bar at many local Charlotte establishments, including Heist Brewery, Cosmos Café, Breakfast Club, Weegee’s Lounge, Mythos and Republic. Some of his awards and accolades include 2012 QC Exclusive Bartender of the Year; 2012 Tito’s Vodka’s Best Bloody Mary winner; 2010 GQ Magazine’s and Bombay Sapphire’s Top Inspired Bartender; and,[masked] Taste of the Nation Event Mixologist. He has been featured on WCNC’s Charlotte Today over 20 times and been see in numerous publications, including The Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing, QC Exclusive, SouthPark Magazine and Ballantyne Magazine.
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS: BLT Steak, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, Cantina 1511, Central Piedmont Community College, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, e2 emeril's eatery, Enso, Gallery at Ballantyne Hotel, Harper's Restaurant, Johnson & Wales University, Mama Ricotta's, Mimosa Grill, Napa on Providence, Queen City Q, Savannah Red at Marriott City Center, Upstream, The Westin Charlotte - Ember Grille, Village Tavern, Vivace, Whole Foods Market, Wolfgang Puck's Pizza Bar
LOCAL SPONSORS: Wells Fargo/ Two Wells Fargo Center Atrium, U.S. Foodservice, Piedmont Natural Gas, ALSCO, Adams Beverages, Bojangles, American Culinary Federations, CBS Radio|WKQC 104.7FM, Carolyn Shepard Design Group, Charlotte Center City Partners, Charlotte Hospitality & Tourism Alliance, CRVA, Compass Group- North America, Custom Lettering & Design, EastCoast Entertainment, Harper’s Restaurant Group, HMS Host, Johnson & Wales University, Mutual Distributing Company, NCRLA-Charlotte Chapter, Party Reflections, Republic Beverage Company, Snyder’s-Lance, Sterling By Design, Technocom USA, YELP
NATIONAL SPONSORS: American Express, Sysco and Food Network
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Community Culinary School of Charlotte
Approximately 80,000 children in our community live in poverty. Please join us and help end childhood hunger right here in Charlotte.
VIP / Preview Hour: 6:00 pm -10:00 pm ($100 )
General EvEvent: 7:00 pm -10:00 pm ($85)