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Welcome

Good Friends, Great Food & A Grand Time

The Taste is a fun-filled, flavorful evening featuring culinary delights and tasty libations served by some of the finest caterers, chefs and restaurants in our area.

This occasion will have something for everyone, including live music, delicious food, drink and The Crown Royal Black & CIROC Lounge.

The Taste is certain to be a memorable evening for all who attend, it will have an even greater impact long after the final sample is tasted. This event serves as a fundraising initiative for a local charity.

Patrons, sponsors, friends and neighbors recognize this is far more than just a chance to sample fantastic food and share some laughs, it’s an opportunity to help organizations in our community.

Getting To Know Us

The “Taste of” is the premier culinary event in the
State of South Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida.

Enjoy mouth-watering appetizers, entrees, desserts, pastries, and beverages from some of the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, bakeries, deli’s and beverage companies.

Don’t miss the chance to vote for your favorite restaurant to win the People’s Choice Award! Your ticket includes food, beverages and festivities.

5,500 People in attendance – A record high attendance
121 Businesses sponsored booths or tables
121 Different restaurants participated
45 First time businesses participated
50 Marketing & Advertising Outlets

Purchase Taste of Black Charleston Tickets Here

Meet some of The 2015 Taste Participants!

Eunice Sherman
Ada’s Edibles

Wendy Blair
Berries & Kream Sensational Cakes

Toni Smith
Cakes By Toni

Chef Frisco Thumbtzen
Charleston Caribbean Creole Food Truck

Chevalo or Monique Wilsondebriano
Charleston Gourmet Burger

Tonya Maynor
In The Name of Love Foods

Autumn Thompson
Lil Peace of Heaven Quality & Catering Services

Felix McCray
Mama’s Boy Take Out

Shennice Cleckley
My Dessert Bar

Felicia Rucker
Rucker’s Food

Justin Woods
Savory Delights

Chef Britney Williams
Wescott Plantation

Savory:
Allean’s Southern Cuisine
Allstar
Brookland Baptist Church
Capital City Takeout
Captain Phil’s Seafood
Cokey’s Kitchen
Food Lion
Just Stuff It Catering
Medallion Conference Center
Moma D’s
Perfectly Plated Catering
R.B. Top Chef Mobile Kitchen
Rue 77 Bistro and Lounge
True BBQ
World Famous Food E.

Dessert:
Bruges Chocolates
Exclusive Berries & Treats
My Desert Bar
Signature Cakes and Catering
Tyler’s Treats

ASADA

Tropical Grille

Momma D’s

Divine Catering 7

Zamorahs Food for the Soul

Alkaline Water Depot

Herban-Eats Catering

Sundays

Mattisons’ BBQ/Earl St. Kitchen & Bar

Clemson University Catering

Sweet Delights by Denise

My Dessert Bar, LLC

Crumbs Bakery

Indulgence by Angela Johnson

Catfish Willie

Chef Robert

Tropical Grille

Fat Reggie’s American Grill Inc.

Franny’s Global Cuisine

FL Blue

Marker 32

Miles Jaye’s Cafe

Mr. Potato Spread, LLC

Ms. B’s Creative Fruit Sauce

Sincerely Patrice

Soul Food Bistro

Tay’s Homestyle Cooking

The Professionals

Tutson Catering Company

Cakepops by Jocelyn & More

Carol’s House of Sweets

Cupcake 50 Etc.

Gourmet Punch & More Family Cafe

Pop-A-pples

McDonald’s

Suga Mamma’s Pound Cakes

Winn-Dixie

Calling All Chefs

Register

A “Taste Of” is an event focused on featuring local caterers, chefs and restaurants.

The “Taste Of” is designed to allow our attendees the opportunity to savor the participant specialties whether they try a small “Taste” or a full entree. Each year, the taste aims to highlight a diverse selection of caterers, chefs and restaurants.

Here’s your chance to get your specialties into the mouths that matter. This is a great marketing opportunity. Participants tend to receive a great bounce back with increased business and brand exposure immediately following the festival. Although we want you to have a positive experience onsite, our goal is to drive business back to your locations to expose our attendees to your complete menu and turn them into repeat customers.

If you are a restaurant or food establishment looking to find out more about our food program or to receive a 2015 application, please call 803 254 6404 or email jeannie@blackpagesusa.com

Chef’s Register Here

Check out some of our past “Taste Of” events and some of the 2015 participants!

Taste of Winner’s Circle

Recent Winners

You’ve enjoyed the culinary treats of “The Taste Of,” so PLEASE continue supporting these local caterers, chefs and restaurants by visiting their businesses and referring them to others!

They depend on you to grow their business.

Florida 2016

Best Savory – TBA
Best Dessert – TBA
Best Decor – TBA

Upstate 2016

Best Savory –MattnSon’s Smokeshak
Best Dessert – Big Ben’s Desserts
Best Decor – Sweet Delights by Denise

Columbia 2016

Best Savory – Momma D’s
Best Dessert – Signature Cakes and Catering
Best Decor – Thurston Polite

Charleston 2016

Best Savory – Chef Britney Williams of Aramark
Best Dessert – Addie Mae’s Cakery
Best Display – Signature Cakes and Catering
Charity: Teacher’s Supply Closet

Florida 2015

Best Savory: Celestia Mobley – Soul Food Bistro

Best Dessert: Charlotte Burch – Cupcake 50 Etc.

Best Display: Charlotte Burch – Cupcake 50 Etc.

“Fresh from Florida” Winner: Celestia Mobley – Soul Food Bistro
Charity: Shannon Smith McCants Memorial Fund

Upstate 2015

Best Savory: Melvin Mattison – Earle Street Bar & Grill

Best Dessert: Denise Cleveland – Sweet Delights

Best Display: Cicely Austin – Clemson University
Charity: Phillis Wheatley Community Center

Columbia 2015

Best Savory: Tanika Thompson – Momma D’s

Best Dessert: Monetha Gaskin – Signature Cakes and Catering

Best Display: Leesa Able – Perfectly Plated Catering

Benefactors: Allen University, Benedict College, Claflin University & South Carolina State University

Charleston 2015

Best Savory – Chef Britney Williams at Wescott Golf Course
Best Dessert – Ada’s Edibles
Best Display – Lynne’s Pearl Event Planning and Catering
Charity: Teacher’s Supply Closet

Florida 2014

Best Savory – Chef Amadeus
Best Dessert – Cupcake 50
Best Display – Cupcake 50
Fresh From Florida – Potter’s House
Jacksonville Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc $10,000

Upstate 2014

Best Savory – Sunday’s Restaurant
Best Dessert – Sweet Delights by Julie
Best Display – Sweet Delights by Julie

Columbia 2014

Best Savory – Perfectly Plated
Best Dessert – My Dessert Bar
Best Display – Cheetah’s Gourmet and Gifts
Charity: Matthew 25:35 $3500

Charleston 2014

Best Savory – Chef Britney Williams at Wescott Golf Course
Best Dessert – Toni Smith, Cakes by Toni
Best Display – Chef Ellison, Chef Ellison Catering
Teacher’s Supply Closet

Upstate 2013

Best Savory – Sunday’s Restaurant
Best Dessert – Sweet Delights by Julie
Best Display – Sweet Delights by Julie
2012 Charity – Freedom Within Walls – $1250
2013 Charity – Urban League Project Ready $2250

Columbia 2013

Columbia – Chef Winners 2013
Best Savory – R&B Top Chef
Best Dessert – Cheetah’s Gourmet
Best Display – Natty Cuisine
James R. Clark Sickle Cell Foundation
2013 – James R. Clark Sickle Cell Foundation – $3000
2013 – SC HIV Aids Council – $3000

Charleston 2013

Charleston – Chef Winners
Best Savory – Chef Frisco
Best Dessert – Chef Kimberly Brock Brown
Best Display – Charleston Gourmet Burgers
2012 Charity – Carolina Youth Development – $1900
2013 Charity – Teacher’s Supply Closet

Florida 2012

Florida 2012
Best Savory – Soul Food Bistro
Best Dessert – Cupcake 50
Best Display – Sweet Pete’s
2012 Charity – Save Africa Global $1500

Taste of Testimonials

“What a marvelous idea – really great. The “Taste Of” is a highly anticipated event every year that brings our community together and we are thrilled to attend each year.” What a marvelous idea!
Calvin and Mary Elam, Taste attendee

“Choosing to participate in the annual “Taste of Black Charleston” year after year has proved to be one of the smartest branding decisions we have made. Your highly professional and organized event has made participating in the “Taste of Black Charleston” smooth, easy, fun and anticipated by our staff.”
Chevalo and Monique Wilsondebrano , Charleston Gourmet Burger Company

“A Taste Of experience has been a lovely surprise and has allowed me to get close to the food and meet top caterers, chefs and restaurants.”
Patricia Sams, Taste attendee

“The Taste Of really exposes us to so many people who don’t know who we are. It is a one of a kind opportunity because it’s a true Taste Of …it’s great exposure for everyone from the neighborhood spots to the larger restaurants.”
Judy Carter, Cheetah’s Gourmet Gifts