Taste of North Charleston is the city's new showcase of food and music and the region's annual summer finale. In addition to 20+ local restaurants, the Taste will feature entertainment and attractions throughout the summer, including VIP & Sponsors Food Sample Hour, Open Wine Tasting, Taste of Tech Business Hour, and Cocktail Competition.
VIP & SPONSORS FOOD SAMPLE HOUR
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
The Taste of North Charleston VIP & Sponsors Food Sample Hour is a premium level event in support of our Sponsors and VIP’s. It is a wide variety of food and drinks from our market, cumulating a diverse array of culinary talent. The event gives investors a sneak peak of the savory goods that will be showcased at the October event, and an opportunity to make positive suggestions to the Chefs and Preparers on ways to enhance their dish. Join the fun, be a sponsor today!
OPENING BEVERAGE TASTING & JAZZ NIGHT
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Please join the Council at Official Opening Reception and Beverage Tasting kicking off the Taste! This will be an opportunity to network and share ideas with your peers about the constantly evolving food and beverage industry landscape.
Meet Taste participants, Firefly Vodka Distillery and brand owner Scott Newitt, guests, local chefs, mixologists, hospitality executives and restaurant operators from around the Low Country. Groove to the sounds of amazing Jazz by local artists, and have the opportunity to win awesome door prizes.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Taste of Tech
Sunday, October 13, 2019
With the rise of Food Tech Start-ups across America and the most radical transformation of our food industry since the Green Revolution, the Southeastern Chamber has launched a regional collaborative effort centered around educating and informing its F&B members and supporters about the latest innovation in food technology.
From sensors and software that help farmers improve margins, to crowd-funding platforms that help food artisans kick-start their business, to big data and apps that allow consumers to make more informed choices, there has been an explosion of startups and innovators who are disrupting how food is produced, distributed, sold and consumed.
At this event held during the first hour of the Taste of North Charleston, the Chamber has invited platform speakers to focus on improving awareness and educating F&B Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs, about the future of Technology and how it can positively affect their products, restaurants and brands. Listen and learn from the folks who figured it out and are thriving. Walk away with real world tools to help your business soar to greater success.
You’ll learn from experts
Gain new knowledge
Learn how and what technology to use in your business
Boost your profits, save time, save money and increase customer service
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Join us for our very first Cocktail Competition during the Taste of North Charleston. The 2019 Cocktail Completion will focus on the “North Charleston Martini”. This year we’re challenging bartenders from around the Tri-County Area to re-imagine this most classic of cocktails for a chance at having their creation named the Official Cocktail of 2019 Taste of North Charleston. At this event, you will have the opportunity to enjoy soothing, and savory spirits that are sure to be delightful to your palate.
Cocktail Competition Details:
Your recipe must have a base spirit of either a sponsoring vodka or gin, and must also include vermouth.
The below guidelines must be followed when preparing for the competition. Interested bartenders/mixologist should apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: 2019 TNC Cocktail Competition
Each recipe must feature at least 2 products from the partner list provided (link coming soon). Bartenders can layer and split spirits as they see fit.
Each recipe must feature either gin or vodka as the main ingredient/base spirit and MUST come from the list of participating products.
Each recipe must include vermouth.
No more than 4 ingredients (including garnish) per recipe.
Homemade ingredients are welcomed but must be easily replicable.
List of Sponsored Products (link coming soon).
Rules for the Tales of the Cocktail Official Cocktail Competition:
This Competition is open to ANY bartender currently working in the bar, restaurant or spirits industry within the Tri-County area of Charleston.
This is an in-person competition. You must be present to compete or win.
Recipes shall be expressed in ounces, drops, or dashes and scaled for a single serving.
The base spirit MUST come from the list of participating products (link coming soon).
Your cocktail must utilize at least one other ingredient from the list of participating products (link coming soon).
You can use more than one spirit in your cocktail (but you MUST use vermouth and either gin or vodka).
The recipe must include a detailed description of the garnish if there is one.
All ingredients utilized should be expected to be available to most bars or easily acquired/made.
All ingredients should be available year-round, so nothing too seasonal. And all ingredients should be obtainable — or should be able to be made from scratch — without undue difficulty or expense anywhere within the continental US.
Cocktails made with inappropriate ingredients will be disqualified with the determination of what constitutes an inappropriate ingredient up to the discretion of the Hospitality Council of the Chamber and the judging committee.
Cocktails will be judged on Originality, Use of product, Taste, and Presentation.
Submitting a photo of your cocktail with the recipe is optional.
The winning recipe will receive the following:
First prize-winner will receive $500 cash and be the “Official Cocktail” of Taste of North Charleston 2019.
The "Official Cocktail" will be announced at Taste of North Charleston Cocktail Competition on Sunday, October 13, 2019, and will be featured in participating Restaurants and Bars during the new North Charleston Restaurant Week unveiling Winter 2019.
The winning recipe will be featured on TASTEOFNORTHCHARLESTON.COM and featured in Chamber’s newsletter and all of our social networks.
To enter the competition you must email email@example.com Subject: 2019 TNC Cocktail Competition