When Governor John Hickenlooper was at the National Governors Association Taste of America Gala in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, he saw a familiar face: Tyler Wiard, culinary director of Elway's Restaurant Group, who was there to champion Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign.
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And no one who stopped by Wiard's booth -- where he was serving chile-braised short rib tacos with tomatillo-chile de arbol salsa in Elsa's homemade corn tortillas -- went away hungry.
Nine chefs were providing food at the event, but Wiard was the chefs' representative, and gave a speech to the crowd about the importance of ending childhood hunger in America by making sure all children get the healthy food they need every day. See also: - Chef and Tell: Tyler Wiard of Elway's - Top six Colorado drinks Hickenlooper should promote instead of fracking fluid - Cheetos, Goldfish: What should be the official state snack for a real Rocky Mountain high?