Six of the nation's top chefs and mixologists volunteered to serve on Taste of the Nation Culinary Council, a group dedicated to carrying out Share Our Strength's mission to end childhood hunger in America.

The six chefs are: chef David Burke of David Burke Restaurants in New York City; chef RJ Cooper III of Vidalia in Washington, D.C.; chef Michael Kornick of MK the Restaurant in Chicago; chef Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate Restaurant in Chicago; chef John Tesar of Fishtail in New York City; and mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim of

More than 40 Taste of the Nation events are planned across the United States and Canada this year. All the events showcase top local chefs at tasting events or seated dinners, and 100 percent of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry. For more information, visit