We're Excited!!! You're Invited!!! TASTE OF RHODE ISLAND
Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 6-9pm | Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 6-9pm | Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
We are thrilled to announce TASTE OF RHODE ISLAND is back after a two year COVID hiatus! We couldn't be happier to bring the 'best of the best' food and drink businesses together for one fabulous night of fantastic food, friends and fun.
Guests will taste their way through dozens of local restaurants, enjoy signature bites from favorite chefs and hidden foodie gems from across the state as well as sips from our wine, beer & spirit partner plus; enjoy live music, cooking & craft cocktail demonstrations, participate in judging for the popular Taste of Rhode Island Foodie Awards and have an opportunity to win great raffle prizes at our Charity Pavilion benefitting MAE Organization for the Homeless.
If you're a local or visiting foodie, you won’t find a more delicious and fun culinary experience - but get your tickets early! This event frequently sells out quickly and we can't wait to see you there!
Pat Paolino Cruz & Lupe Aguilar
Pat Cruz Events Rhody Foody
Pavilion at Crowne Plaza. Warwick
Botanical Garden, Roger Williams Park, Providence
Grand Ballroom at Crowne Plaza, Warwick
Jazz, Classical, Hip Hop and everything in between, sets the perfect stage as you arrive to Taste of Rhode Island. Recognized across five continents as an innovative, sensational talent, Big Lux is stomping across the world leaving a size twelve boot-print everywhere he goes. Recognized by the Apollo, featured by the Armed Forces Network, Big Lux has crushed some of the biggest stages in the world.
Back for a second time, Taste of Rhode Island is happy to have Dr. Slick - a favorite Lil Rhody cover band that plays hits from late 90's to today and everything in between. Dr. Slick is comprised of siblings and close friends; Dylan Teeter, Randy Pugh, Shaley Teeter, Lorne Teeter, Ian Pharo, Colin Gillespie and Kyle Teeter. They will delight Taste of Rhode Island guests of all ages.
Ask anyone in Rhode Island to quote Frank Terranova, and they'll say, "Now THAT'S Cooking with Class!" It's his signature line as chef for Channel 10's Sunday Brunch for the last 12 years. When not in front of the camera, Chef was the Senior Instructor in the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University’s Providence Campus for 28 years.
Ryan is the beverage director and creator for development of Dig In Dining and Entertainment. His award winning beverage program continues to bring passion and innovation to every project and new menu he designs. Ryan expertly incorporates his love for cooking with his science and math background into his cocktail creations.
'BEST' TASTE OF RHODE ISLAND AWARDS
Who will win 'bragging rights' as
Taste of Rhode Island winners?
Along with Local Celebrities (who will not be announce before judging), ticketholders have the opportunity to choose their favorite tastings. Awards will be presented at the conclusion of event.
Step over to the Charity Pavilion where guests have an opportunity to win fabulous raffle prizes. All proceeds benefit MAE Organization for the Homeless and their efforts to support local individuals and families in need. Founded in 2008, they operate with volunteers to help combat mental illness in the homeless community through innovative holistic methods. They provides distribution of hot meals, clothing, and toiletries at strategic cities in Rhode Island, coordinate detox needs, transition clients from the streets to housing, help with job placement and more. LEARN MORE ABOUT MAE @ https://www.maeorg.org
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Locally-owned and operated since 2009, we are not a franchise. Our goal is to deliver personalized service and do the best for our clients to maximize their profits and providing a stress free transaction. Simple only in its description, the company’s mission statement is executed with experience-driven finesse – standing tall in a society that’s forced to accept inferior customer service as technology slowly replaces human connection. To deliver their refined boutique experience, our agents are equipped with the right tools, the right support, and the right training and education to perform at the top of their class.
Look around and you’ll see more than our pretty white, blue & yellow signs rooted in your community’s soil. We are your neighbors, sponsor your local little league teams, and fundraise annually to support local businesses and charities of all sizes. It is with great pleasure that we are a lead sponsor of Taste of Rhode Island this year and look forward to meeting everyone at the event.
There’s no better way to entice customers to visit your establishment or purchase food & beverage products, than to give them a 'taste' that leaves them wanting more. You’ll easily build your fan base and have them spreading the news to friends and family.
This year there is no cost to restaurants to participate, and each will benefit from our social media campaigns highlighting every business providing tasting samples. Our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media channels reach more than 100,000 people daily.
ALL VENDOR CATEGORIES ARE LIMITED AND ARE FILLING QUICKLY.
Sponsors will have the ability to intimately interact with nearly 1,000 attendees and the owners and managers of more than 50 restaurants, bakeries, wineries, breweries and food artisans who will provide tasting samples designed to showcase Rhode Island’s best! After the event closes to the public at 9pm, those who’ve worked hard all night will get to experience the unique tastes presented by fellow food artisans and mingle with our sponsors!
Taste of Rhode Island welcomes the opportunity to create a unique sponsorship program tailored to your individual business and marketing objectives. Our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media channels reach more than 100,000 people daily.
Although this is an evening event where alcohol is served, guests of all ages are welcome. No Strollers.
There is no seating with general admission tickets. This event was created so that guests can roam the room and move from one great tasting to the next. Guests are not allowed to bring their own chairs. Limited/Unassigned tables available with VIP Ticket Purchase.
Ages 10 and Under FREE
General Admission $40 per person until August 24, 2022
VIP Tickets $65 per person until August 24, 2022
General Admission $50 per person from August 25, 2022 until September 20, 2022
VIP Tickets $75 per person from August 25, 2022 until September 20, 2022
General Admission $60 per person from September 21, 2022 until October 20, 2022
VIP Tickets $85 per person from September 21, 2022 until October 20, 2022
Yes, the event is held on the first floor and bathrooms located inside are also handicap accessible. Handicap parking areas are available.
Ticket holders will be subject to show valid photo ID. You must be at least 21 to sample alcoholic beverages or order drinks from cash bar. No outside food or beverage allowed.
Dress code is fashionably fun, semi-formal and/or business casual. No Flip Flops or Baseball Caps.
There is plenty of free parking available at the venue including designated handicap parking access. Complimentary Valet Parking is additionally available through United Parking and Valet.
No. All attendee sampling must be done on site and “doggie” bags/boxes are not allowed. Some tasting vendors may have food/drink product for sale.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
It is best to bring a printed ticket confirmation with you to the event to expedite check in process. Ticket holder names will be on our Master List and each guest will be verified.
There are no group discounts offered for this event.
Only service animals are permitted at this event. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
NO SOLICITATION OF ANY KIND: Promotional and marketing materials including business cards for any business other than a participating-contracted vendor may not be distributed at any time before, during and after event. Solicitors will asked to leave.
Be prepared for heightened security as with any other public event. If you experience odd behavior or see something you know shouldn’t be somewhere, say something. Report suspicious behavior to any security, staff, or Taste of Rhode Island team member.
By entering and by your presence at this event, you enter at your own risk, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming, and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity, of your appearance, voice and name for any purposed whatsoever in connection with the production being produced by Taste of Rhode Island and/or their agents. You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by entering this area.
By entering premises for event, it is understood that neither Pat Cruz Events, Rhody Foody and/or their agents nor Crowne Plaza will be responsible for any loss, theft or damage to You or Your personal belongings.