The Taste

Tickets are on sale for the Taste. This is event is the last qualifier in the State of Florida for the World Food Championships. New this year, the event is set for the Inverness Government Center 212 W. Main Street, Inverness. There are 17 chefs serving the public with tastes ranging from $2 to $5. For attendees over 21, there are over 30 breweries for the beer tasting.

Tickets are on sale at TasteofInverness.com and at the Cove Restaurant. General admission is $5 pre-event and day of. The beer tasting and general admission tickets are $25 pre-event and $30 day of. A portion of the ticket sales benefit the Citrus County Education Foundation (CCEF). CCEF provides resources to support Citrus County Schools to enhance the quality of education for present and future generations.

Participating Chefs:

  • The Bistro
  • Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters
  • Grand Living & Citrus Hills
  • Hippie Chick Cheesecake
  • Joe's Family Restaurant
  • Katch Twenty-Two Restaurant
  • Lynn's Ice Cream and Belgian Waffles
  • Mamas & The Tapas
  • Mr. Paella by Primo's Kitchen
  • OMG Pretzel Bites
  • Oscar Penn's Restaurant
  • Riviera Mexican Cantina
  • Smokin' Good BBQ
  • Sweet Suga's Grillin'
  • Taste of Curry
  • The Plantation
  • World Fusion

This year’s winner will not only walk away with bragging rights but will take home a waived entry into the 2019 World Food Championships (WFC) in October. “We are expecting more than 500 competitive teams this year at our Main Event, a makeup of chefs, home cooks and pro teams from around the globe,” said Mike McCloud, the CEO and President of WFC. At the five-day WFC, international cooking tournament, WFC competitors will prepare food on-site in timed events that include preparation, speed, signature recipes and presentation. Next, the ultimate taste test will take place in front of certified Food Sport judges using WFC’s E.A.T.Methodology. The 2019 championship categories include Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood, and Steak.

buy-tickets-now Opens in new windowBuy tickets online or at the Cove Restaurant, 1242 S. Cove Point, Inverness.

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Children with bookThe Taste is an annual foodie event that supports the Citrus County Educations Foundation (CCEF). 

CCEF provides resources to support Citrus County Schools to enhance the quality of education for present and future generations.

CCEF recently opened Supplies 4 Success, a free teacher supply store for Citrus County teachers! A portion of admission and beer tasting tickets will go to support programs like this that support local students and teacher. Donations welcome at the event too!

teachers with free supplies

education supplies

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