More than 40 of Utah’s top chefs will join together in the fight to end childhood hunger at Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, presented by American Express and Sysco, locally hosted by Solitude Mountain Resort on Sunday, Aug. 3rd from Noon to 4 p.m.

This ninth annual fundraiser is part of the largest nationwide benefit to fight hunger. The national sponsorship of American Express and Sysco, combined with contributions from local sponsors and the restaurant community, ensure that 100 percent of all ticket sales supports anti-hunger, anti-poverty organizations.

Eighty percent of funds raised at this year’s event will go to local organizations to support their efforts. Beneficiaries include Utahns Against Hunger, the Utah Food Bank, and Ogden’s Community Action Program, that feeds breakfast and lunch each day to over 700 children, many of them in Headstart and daycare while their parents attend GED or ESL courses.

Over 40 chefs - who all volunteer their time and effort - are very committed to ending childhood hunger. Last year over $41,000 went to Utahns Against Hunger; over $8,000 went to The Utah Food Bank, and Ogden Weber Community Action Program received over $16,000, with an additional $16,500 going to national and international efforts. Utah’s Taste of the Nation raised over $82,000 in the fight against hunger and poverty.

With amazing mountain vistas, the complete summer services offered at Solitude Mountain Resort create a charming setting for Utah’s Taste of the Nation. This year’s event takes place from Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008. Enjoy incredible cuisine from Utah’s best chefs and wines in a festive mountain setting, replete with live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 in advance for general admission or $125 for Reserved Seating, if purchased before the event.

Tickets are available through or through
o Liberty Heights Fresh at 1242 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City
o Snider’s Brothers Meats – 6245 S. Highland Dr., Salt Lake City
o Tickets may also be purchased at the door and can be charged to the American Express® Card
Solitude Mountain Resort is offering lodging specials throughout the event. For lodging information contact 800-748-4754 or 801-536-5765 or ( For event information or to purchase tickets by phone call Utahns Against Hunger at 801-328-2561 or 800-453-3663.