Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Taste! a child-friendly event?
A: Taste! Central Florida is intended to be an event for adults only, age 21+. While we do not specifically prohibit children from attending, parents should be advised that there are no specific child-friendly seating or playing areas. Guests under the age of 21 will be required to wear a special wristband to ensure they are not served alcoholic beverages.

Q: What is the suggested attire for the event?
A: Guests at Taste! Central Florida should plan to address in cocktail attire. Please, no jeans or shorts.

Q: Do I have to pay to sample food and drinks at the event?
A: No, your event ticket is the only cost associated with the food and drink offerings at Taste! Central Florida.

Q: Is a discounted room rate available at Orlando World Center Marriott?
A: Yes, please select the "Book Hotel" link from the main page of The discounted rate offered by Orlando World Center Marriott is $139/night for a standard room, plus tax and a daily resort fee. Discount expires on Thursday, September 12.

Q: Where should I park when I arrive at Orlando World Center Marriott?
A: The hotel's self-parking garage is the closest parking option for guests. For Taste! guest, the hotel is offering a special rate of $10+ tax. Guests may also choose to valet park at the lobby of the hotel for $35; please be advised that walking to the event from the front lobby is a considerably longer distance than from the self-parking garage.

Q: How are the proceeds from Taste! Central Florida used?
A: Taste! Central Florida splits its net proceeds between two local organizations, Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Both are highly regarded non-profits by sites such as Guidestar and Charity Navigator. The funds are used for the organizations' feeding and hunger relief programs specifically targeting children.