Taste-of-ALL will be back in 2020! It will be moved from May to October, placing it during FestivALL Fall. Save the date for October 17, as FestivALL presents this popular foodie event. TASTE is a great way to advertise your restaurant specialties during a FestivALL weekend with over 10,000 attendees – many from out of state who visit events all over town.
This year’s Taste event will take place October 17 during FestivALL Fall as an indoor/outdoor event at Four Points by Sheraton. The event will also include beer/wine sales.
This document contains information vital to a successful event. Please carefully read the following information completely and thoroughly. Each participating business must adhere to all rules and regulations posted here, ensuring a successful event for all involved.
The TASTE committee requires a non-refundable $150 to reserve your booth at the TASTE. The deposit and 25% of gross sales go to the TASTE Committee for advertising the event, events supplies such as tickets and menus, venue and other expenses.The TASTE committee will sell tickets, which the restaurants will redeem for food items. At closing, each restaurant will be reimbursed 75% of the face value of the tickets they have collected during the Taste, less any outstanding charges incurred.
Indoor: Each restaurant booth area will have two 8 foot banquet tables, two chairs and two 100 outlets. Arrangements for extra power needs (additional 110 or 220) can be made at Four Points rates but will be over and above your standard booth fee. All restaurants will be side by side along all four walls within the Four Points Sheraton Main Banquet Facility. Restaurants without food trucks will be given priority to indoor space on a first-come-first served basis.
Outdoor: Food trucks will line the boulevard for the outdoor portion of the event. Additional tented seating for customers will be provided outside. Outdoor priority will be given to food trucks, but will be considered for others. Restaurants that wish to be outside and do not have a food truck will be required to provide their own setup unless other arrangements are made.
Space: Space is limited. Apply early! The Taste committee will consider restaurants in order of application receipt and reserves the right to make selections based on that and eligibility requirements.
Each participating restaurant may determine its own menu for the TASTE, but it is the hope of the TASTE Committee that each restaurant or business will provide its “specialty of the house”. Water will be provided by Four Points, but other beverage such as soda will need to be sold at 3 tickets.
To minimize duplication and allow time to print a brochure, the committee must know by April 1st what each participant is preparing.
We will not allow more than two restaurants to offer the same item. Please keep this in mind when planning your menu and the timing of submission as it will be first come. If two restaurants have already submitted the same item, the third restaurant to submit the same item will be asked to choose another item to offer. Please limit your menu to three items or less.
Prices can vary based on the items being served. The patrons will use $0.50 tickets so all items need to be priced in $0.50 increments with a maximum price of $3.00. For example, egg rolls might cost $1.00 instead of $0.75. Water will be provided by Four Points, but restaurants will be able to sell beverages such as bottled soda for 3 tickets.
Remember this is a “taste of food” not a meal. You must serve sample size portions only – NO FULL SIZE SERVINGS. For example, serve no more than 3oz. of soup, a quarter of a sandwich, or 1 oz. entree (sliders, mini cupcakes, etc.). This event is meant to encourage patrons to Taste food from several different restaurants. Try to keep prices and portions at a level where it is affordable for the public to do just that.