A tenth anniversary is always a big one, and we marked ours with our biggest, best Taste yet! With over 40 restaurants, beverage houses, coffee shops, and caterers serving up samples of their signature dishes, drinks, snacks, or treats, the challenge this year was saving room to try it all! The event was a sell-out, with over 600 people in attendance.
In addition to a fun stomach-filling evening, we raised over $54,000 for our programs! This is the largest fundraising success in the history of our organization and we are THRILLED to already be putting those funds to work serving our neighbors here in West Seattle. We could not have done this without this year’s Taste sponsors, who stepped up BIG. Sponsorship from local businesses and organizations covered ALL of our event costs this year, allowing every penny from ticket and raffle sales to go directly to supporting individuals and families in need.
Taste 2015 Sponsors
We also had a couple of tight races in this year’s “Best Taste” competition—selecting the night’s best food, drink, and dessert selections. The competition was intense. In one contest, the results came down to just one vote! See the winners below, and be sure to go see their winner’s plaques and try out their award-winning food and drink!
Best Taste: Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering and Events
Best Pour: Viscon Cellars
Best Sweet: Stuffed Cakes
Thank you to everyone who attended the event, all the volunteers who helped behind the scenes, the Hall at Fauntleroy for the beautiful venue, and the generous local food and drink establishments that provided their delicious delights to support the West Seattle Helpline and make the Taste a resounding success!