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Last week, Atlanta's Share Our Strength celebrated the twenty-fourth anniversary of their Taste of the Nation event. Fifty local top chefs donated their time and talents to help raise funds to end childhood hunger. This year they were joined by superstar chef Floyd Cardoz, who flew in from New York to assist in making the evening a truly stellar affair. Cardoz is executive chef of North End Grill, the latest restaurant from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. Cardoz is best known for his groundbreaking modern Indian cuisine restaurant, Tabla, however, he has an equally strong commitment to social responsibility.
ATL Food Chatter: April 18, 2011 (To receive the Chatter and other culinary tidbits directly in your inbox, sign up for our weekly dining newsletter) Last week’s twenty-third annual event supporting the Atlanta chapter of Share Our Strength’s Taste Of The Nation, the national fundraiser to fight childhood hunger, showcased the skills of over fifty of Atlanta’s top chefs in a packed Georgia Aquarium ballroom. The event’s co-chairs, Buckhead Life’s Pano Karatassos and George McKerrow, Jr., co-founder Ted’s Montana Grill, named Danny Meyer as the event’s honorary chairperson. Meyer, the legend behind New York-based Union Square Hospitality Group, whose restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented twenty-one James Beard awards, has served on the New York boards of Share Our Strength, City Harvest, and the Madison Square Park Conservancy. He said that he has long admired the Atlanta chapter’s fundraising prowess and felt honored to be asked to serve as its honorary chair.