***Listed Are The 2017 Culinary Competition Winners! *****

main_menu_pointer_right  Best Appetizer/Salad – Bite Bistro
main_menu_pointer_right  Best Fast Casual – Wildflour
main_menu_pointer_right  Best Fine Dining – Foundation Social Eatery
main_menu_pointer_right  Best Dessert – Wildflour
main_menu_pointer_right  Best Presentation – Nothing Bundt Cake

main_menu_pointer_right  People's Choice - Nothing Bundt Cake
main_menu_pointer_right  Best Booth - Southern Baked Pie Company

For more information, contact the City of Alpharetta Special Events office at braymond@alpharetta.ga.us  678-297-6048 or kdodson@alpharetta.ga.us  678-297-6078.

WHAT: 28th Annual Taste of Alpharetta 

WHEN: Thursday, May 3rd, 2018; 5pm – 10pm 

WHERE: Historic Downtown Alpharetta 

SOCIAL MEDIA: www.facebook.com/tasteofalpharetta | @TasteAlpharetta  

Taste of Alpharetta Is A Rain or Shine Event - Come Join Us!

Taste of Alpharetta has become an annual tradition for festival goers, families and food connoisseurs. Mark your calendars to dine in Historic Downtown Alpharetta at over 60 restaurants in one fun night. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top chefs in town. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, activities for all ages and entertainment to please every palate. Admission is free, you may purchase food tickets on site at our ticket booths for $.50 each. Restaurants participating in the Taste of Alpharetta will not accept cash (tickets only). Restaurants charge $1-3 per food sample.


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The Music Stage will have harmonic rock/folk/R&B bands. A separate Culinary Competition Stage will pair top area chefs against one another in five categories – Best Appetizer/Salad, Best Fast Casual, Best Fine Dining, Best Presentation and Best Dessert. Award winners are presented on the Main Stage at approximately 8:30 p.m. Vote for the People’s Choice Award at the Culinary Competition Stage prior to 7:00 p.m. Party with Metro Atlanta radio stations. Play at the fun zones. Come out and enjoy Alpharetta’s premier dining experience!



5:30 pm   The Breakfast Club

7:15 pm – Mayor & City Council and Sponsor Recognition

7:30 pm -  Whiskey Gentry Band

8:30 pm – Culinary Competition Awards

8:50 pm – Whiskey Gentry Band


(Located on Roswell Street):


From 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. culinary competitions will heat up Roswell Street. A separate Culinary Stage, diagonally across from the Music Stage, will pair top area chefs against one another in contests for Best Salad/Appetizer, Best Fast Casual Entree, Best Fine Dining Entrée, Best Dessert, Best Presentation and Best Booth. You won't want to miss the demonstrations by our top chefs.


(Located on Roswell Street at the Culinary Stage):


Ballots will be available at the Culinary Stage through 7:00 p.m. The restaurant with the most votes wins the People’s Choice Award, so stop by the stage!



(Located on Old Roswell and Old Canton Streets):


Titanic, Fire Truck, Cars 5 in 1 Combo, Monster Jeep, 24’ Dual Extreme Slide, Dragon Obstacle Course, Double Decker Bus, Pirate Ship Adventure, Jurassic Adventure, Noah’s Ark, Carousel Bounce, Popcorn, Hoops, Temple of Doom Obstacle Course, Speed Throw, Ironman Obstacle Course, 24’ Dual Slide, Adventure course II, Adventure Course I and King Kong’s Revenge, Guitar Hero, Train, Rock Climbing and much more! Children can also enjoy wacky hair, face painting, balloon art, henna art, sand art and much more!

2017 Premier Sponsors $10,000



City of Alpharetta
Publix Super Market Charities



2017 Platinum Sponsors $5000



Superior Plumbing



2017 Gold Sponsors $2,500



Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia Power, SunTrust Bank, Meer Electric, Teasley Place 



2017 Silver Sponsors $1500



AMLI Residential, Arrow Exterminators, Aquaguard Foundation Solution, Body by Design, Farmers Insurance Hathaway Agency, Green View Remodeling, Harry Norman, Jaco Contracting, LGE Credit Union, NY Life, PNC Bank, Pete’s Plumbing Inc., Power Home Remodeling, Safeguard Security, State Farm, Superior Healthcare, Top Dog Golf Carts, Waxing the City, Woodbridge Inn and 5 Star Bath Solutions



2017 Media Sponsors



Appen Newspapers, WSB 750 AM, North Metro Fork




The Taste of Alpharetta is located in Historic Downtown across from Alpharetta City Hall (2 Park Plaza). Free parking and shuttle system available. Please see the event map for more details.



Milton Center (86 School Drive at Independence High / old Milton High School)

If you are traveling north on Highway 9 take a left onto Wills Road, then a right onto Milton Ave (if you take a left the same road is called Mid Broadwell Road).  Milton Center will be on your left. If you are traveling South on Highway 9, take a right onto Mayfield Road, then left onto Canton Street and right onto School Drive which takes you directly into the Milton Center parking lot.

City Hall Parking Deck (2 Park Plaza)

If you are traveling south on Highway 9, turn left onto Academy Street, followed by a right onto Park Plaza. If you are traveling west on Old Milton Pkwy, take a right onto Haynes Bridge Rd, followed by a left onto Park Plaza.



Arriving and leaving the event, shuttles drop off and/or pick up on the corner of Roswell and Marietta Street approximately every 20 minutes from 5-10 pm.

Parking locations with shuttle service include the following:

1- Wills Park at Wacky World (on Old Milton Parkway to the right of the Alpharetta City Pool)

2- Wills Park Equestrian Center (at 11915 Wills Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009)




1- Park & Walk: 92 Milton Ave, Alpharetta, GA 30009 next to the Alpharetta Animal Hospital. Traveling north on Wills Road, take a right onto Milton Ave. The parking lot will be on your right and a handicap sign will be visible from the street. Alternately, you may access this lot via Canton Street and School Drive.

2- Park & Ride (Shuttle Service):
All shuttle routes will have a handicap accessible bus rotating for pick-up and/or drop-off approximately every 20 minutes from 5-10pm. If you would like to park with close and level access directly on the event site, please use the reserved handicap parking lot at 92 Milton Ave, Alpharetta, GA 30009 next to the Animal Hospital.


For general information regarding current downtown parking locations, click HERE.


Participating Restaurants: