The Taste

The Taste
Saturday, April 13, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
1 Courthouse Square, Inverness


The Taste, is a one-day music, beverage and art festival that is also a qualifier for the World Food Championship (WFC). This event welcomes top chefs and food trucks to compete in nine categories: Sandwich, Burger, Bacon, Chicken, Steak, Appetizer, Dessert and Chef/Golden Ticket. The chef with the highest score in the Chef/Golden Ticket category will move onto the WFC, which is the largest competition in food sport.

How it Works

General admission is $5 and available at the gate. 

It's simple, visit the food truck or restaurant booth. Pick a "taste" for a small serving if you want to try a variety. Their menus will also offer larger portions if you are looking to chow down. Our vendors take cash or cards. An ATM will be on-site.

Food Purchase Options

  • “The Taste” small serving for $3 or less at each food vendor
  • Regular serving prices will vary by food vendor

There will be 20 top regional chefs serving food and competing for top nods.

Beverage Purchase Options

This year there will be multiple beverage tents. You may buy beverages from any of these tents. You also have the option to upgrade to an unlimited beer and/or wine tasting:

  • Event Day  - Beer Tasting Unlimited $25
  • Event Day - Wine Tasting Unlimited $25
  • Event Day - Beer & Wine Tasting Unlimited $35

There will be multiple beverage tents with over 25 craft breweries represented. Attendees may also purchase beer and wine a-la-carte