A Tasty Idea

The Flavored Nation Story

It was 2017 and we had dreams of flying to Maine for a dock-fresh lobster roll or driving to Philly for a melty cheesesteak, but we couldn’t afford the travel. Wouldn’t it be great if every state’s iconic dishes were available to taste at one event? It was with this idea that Flavored Nation was born!

Flavored Nation gives attendees the opportunity to taste iconic dishes from around the country and sample drinks in a fun atmosphere. The first event was held in Columbus, OH, in 2018 to a sold-out crowd. In 2019, the event returned to Columbus and added a second event in Chattanooga, TN. In 2020, Flavored Nation will be coming to three new cities! Follow us or sign up for our email list to be the first to know. We hope you’re hungry!

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The Delicious Dishes

Former State Dish Selections

Here are the 50 state dishes that were served at our 2019 Chattanooga event as selected by the public along with our panel of culinary experts. Admission to Flavored Nation includes 10 food sample tickets with the option to purchase more, plus complimentary drink samples. 

We are currently accepting nominations for new iconic state dishes which will be served at this year’s Flavored Nation events. Vote now in the Flavored Nation State Dish Showdown and you could win two tickets to a Flavored Nation event with unlimited food samples plus round-trip airfare, three-night hotel accommodations, and $2,500!

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Meet The Chefs

Our Culinary Team

Flavored Nation’s iconic state dishes are prepared by the best chefs in the business. Expert and award-winning chefs from across the country are brought in to each event to prepare their state’s dish, so you know that what you’re tasting is authentic.

The chefs are lead by our Culinary Director, Jared Bobkin, who has served as executive chef in multiple Michigan restaurants and appeared as a contestant on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen.

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