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29th Annual Taste of Alpharetta Welcomed 45,000+ Food Lovers

Released May 09, 2019 03:23 PM

29th Annual Taste of Alpharetta Welcomed 45,000+ Food Lovers

Culinary Competition Winners Announced!



The 29th Annual Taste of Alpharetta on Thursday, May 2 featured more than 60 restaurants serving their specialties to over 45,000 patrons, which reflected a 50% increase in attendance.


Festival fans enjoyed a variety of new features at the 2019 event including Locally Grown, an area which showcased 16 local farms and food-focused programs and organizations. Taste of Alpharetta featured live music on three stages located throughout the event. Patrons also took advantage of the new complimentary bike valet presented by Bike Alpharetta. “It was wonderful to see the community come out to enjoy delicious food and live music on a beautiful Alpharetta evening,” said Alpharetta Council Member Jason Binder.


Taste of Alpharetta executed a new food recovery program aligned with the goal of producing the first “Taste with No Waste.” Managed by the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce, restaurants donated 210 pounds of food to Second Helpings Atlanta which redistributes food to various Metro Atlanta social service agencies dedicated to providing food assistance to the community. “We are leading by example to build a culture of giving back to our community,” said Nancy Hoehn, Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. “Hopefully, we can be an example to other Chambers and Taste events to start the same initiative in their communities.”


The ever-popular Taste of Alpharetta Culinary Competition featured select restaurants competing in a variety of categories. The 2019 Taste of Alpharetta Culinary Competition award winners are:


Best Appetizer:                      M Thai Street Food

Best Street Food Entrée:       Shade Street Food + Bar

Best Fine Dining Entrée:       Bite Bistro and Bar

Best Dessert:                           M Thai Street Food

Best Presentation:                   M Thai Street Food

Best Booth:                              Nothing Bundt Cakes

People’s Choice Award:         M Thai Street Food


Taste of Alpharetta 2019 would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. This year’s sponsors included:


Premium Sponsors: City of Alpharetta and Publix Super Markets Charities


Platinum Sponsors: Superior Plumbing and Tate’s Bake Shop


Gold Sponsors: Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Amorance, Appen Media Group, Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia Power, Lasha Hammett State Farm, LGE Community Credit Union, Music & Arts, The Smile Generation, SunTrust Bank, The Providence Group, and Urban Hardware


Silver Sponsors: 104.7 The Fish, AdWatch Media, Amli Residential, Arrow Exterminators, Autobell Car Wash, Camp Bow Wow, Cox Media Group (97.1 The River, B98.5, WSB Radio 95.5 and AM 750), Farmer’s Insurance – Hathaway Agency, Green View Remodeling, Harry Norman Realtors, KICKS 101.5, LeafFilter, Main Event Entertainment, Meer Electric, Pete’s Plumbing, Power Crunch, Power Home Remodeling, Red Barn Real Estate, Smile Doctors, Spindrift, T-Mobile and Teasley Place


Plans are already underway for next year’s celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Taste of Alpharetta which will be held in May 7, 2020.


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