The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s most popular annual fundraiser, TASTE, returns for a seventh year on Sunday, November 18, at the West Club of Nissan Stadium, which offers unparalleled views of the beautiful Nashville skyline.
Benefitting the work of the Chamber, TASTE features over 30 of Nashville's most creative culinary and mixological talents! In addition to tasting all of the wonderful food and drinks, guests will have the opportunity to place bids on over 100 items in what is always one of LGBT Nashville’s best silent auctions, as well as to enjoy the musical stylings of one of Nashville’s best local DJs!
“TASTE is the main fundraiser for the Chamber Foundation, and without it we could offer the educational opportunities the foundation focuses on,” said Joe Woolley, CEO of the Chamber. “It has not only become a premier annual event within the LGBT community, but it is, in a very crowded field of similar events, one of the top tasting and cultural events in the city.”
“Taste is unique because of the diverse array of food and beverage vendors we have, the amazing silent auction, and fun and laid-back networking vibe of the night,” Woolley, one of the original driving forces behind TASTE, continued. “People really get something special and feel like they spent the evening talking with friends and making professional connections.”
"TASTE is my favorite event of the year, not only is it a blast but its inspirational. In my kitchen I try to instill a sense of community and acceptance,” explained Chef Kyle Patterson of Sinema Nashville. “Chefs tend to flock from all walks of life, drawn towards the creativity and expressiveness that is food. With such diversity in the kitchen, it is essential to our success as a team to practice the same openness, acceptance and warmness that is the backbone of the LGBTQ community. Getting to be a part of that, in Nashville, and working with the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce has led to nothing but amazing experiences."
What more could we ask for that a superb night of drinking and dining with friends, old and new, while also fostering the mission of the main organization working to ensure that the Nashville business community has a prominent place at the table for LGBT businesses, workers, and consumers?
For more information on the event, visit tastenashville.com.