What is Taste of North Charleston?
The Taste of North Charleston hosted by the Hospitality Expansion Council of the Southeastern Chamber of Commerce is an inaugural event to be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019.
The event welcomes diverse eateries and attendees throughout the Tri-County area but highlights the North Charleston footprint.
Taste of North Charleston will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the all-new ExQuis Event & Conference Center, 5101 Ashley Phosphate Rd, (located in the Festival Center) in North Charleston; SC. Admission is $15 early-bird special and $20 general admission. The event is open to the public and all ages.
Several North Charleston restaurants will provide samples of their unique menu items and will be accompanied by restaurants visiting from other districts nearby.
The Chamber and its Council will spearhead the event annually, at locations throughout the North Charleston area, giving different non-spotlighted districts an opportunity for exposure and positive light. A portion of the event's proceeds will benefit a non-profit, local charity, The Girls on the Run Charleston. Remaining proceeds will cover event expenses, future marketing, advertising and events focused around growth and awareness of the Taste, its supporters, and businesses within the City of North Charleston.
Restaurants will serve two to three-ounce samples of signature menu items and guests will have the opportunity to try these samples and then vote for the restaurants with the best tastings, spirits, and desserts.
In addition to food, music, and entertainment, the taste festivities will also include a VIP & Sponsors Food Sample Hour. On the day of the event, you can look forward to a Taste of Tech Business Hour (4:30p-5:30p), a Cocktail Competition, and a Vendor Alley including exhibitors from area non-profit and for-profit businesses.
About The Host
The Southeastern Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Hospitality Council is an innovative group of entrepreneurs, operation officers, investors and retirees that represent various industries of hospitality along with providing expansion tools and mentorship.
Council Members work with events and projects associated with commercial expansion, economic development, capital access, leadership training and giving back through mentorship and philanthropy.
The Council is comprised of dual serviced committees representing the following hospitality sectors:
Lodging & Theme Parks
Restaurants & Event Planning
Transportation & Cruise Lines
The Council was formed in June 2017 and held its launch breakfast at O’Charleys Restaurant in North Charleston.