Save the Date!

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, Taste! Central Florida℠ will return to the Orlando World Center Marriott for an incredible evening featuring our community’s most accomplished chefs, brewers, wine purveyors, and spirit vendors.

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Taste! Central Florida℠, presented by Uncorked Gourmet 

Saturday, September 8, 2018
6:45 to 10:00 PM

Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821

Featuring the area’s most accomplished chefs, brewers, wine purveyors and spirit vendors, Taste! Central Florida℠ invites the community to enjoy an evening of tasting portions of signature dishes accompanied by fine wines, craft beers, and specialty cocktails.

This annual celebration of the community’s culinary excellence is a volunteer-driven event with local chefs, brewers and distilleries donating their time, talent and creations to make this event one of the largest fundraisers of the year for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.

View this year’s restaurants and beverage vendors. Taste! Central Florida restaurants and vendors donate their time and food to our event. 

 

Signature Dishes, fine wines, craft beers, and specialty cocktails

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About the Taste! Central Florida Committee

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 Taste! Central Florida is made possible by the generous in-kind support of  Orlando World Center Marriott .

Taste! Central Florida is made possible by the generous in-kind support of Orlando World Center Marriott.

An all-volunteer steering committee, more than 300 day-of event volunteers, tremendous in-kind support from a variety of local business partners, and the generous backing of Orlando World Center Marriott who donates the event space each year allows us to direct every dollar raised to our beneficiaries while generating profound awareness and relief for the children of Central Florida who face hunger on a daily basis.

 

Committee Contacts

Michele Byington, Co-Chair
Bill Sullivan, Co-Chair

Andrea Patenaude, Ticket Chair
Krista Zilizi Logue, Media Chair

 

Food

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2018 Participating Restaurants

BEVERAGE

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2018 Participating Beverage Vendors

 

Beneficiaries

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The funds raised by Taste! Central Florida help Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida provide shelter and services to more than 140 children and their families each night and serve more than 270,000 nutritious meals in the coming year. 

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida directs the funds raised from Taste! Central Florida to childhood hunger relief programs at their agency to assist the 1 in 4 kids in Orlando who struggle with hunger.

"For years, Taste! has been a crucial force in the fight against childhood hunger right here in Central Florida. The impact at the Coalition has been tremendous. Thanks to the passionate committee, sponsors, chefs, donors, and attendees, more than 140 kids wake up each morning to a nutritious breakfast and end the day eating dinner with their families -- never worrying when their next meal will be.”

John E. Hearn, President/CEO of Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

 

“Funds from this event make it possible for our organization to continue to close the gap on childhood hunger in Central Florida, which unfortunately remains far too wide at this time. We are so pleased to be able to multiply this support into more food, for more kids, than at any other time in our history.”

Dave Krepcho, President & CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida