Taste of the Wasatch is the state’s most popular culinary benefit. “Funding this year is more important than ever as demand for food continues to increase. One in five Utah children is food insecure or at-risk – meaning they don’t know if they will have food to eat or where their next meal is coming from.” says event organizer Karen Zabriskie. “And right now, hundreds of Utahns are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days."All of funds raised at Taste of the Wasatch will stay local and to benefit Utah Food Bank, Utahns Against Hunger, and TheOgden Weber Community Action Partnership. This enjoyable outdoor afternoon benefit is expected to raise nearly $125,000 to help fight hunger. Guests will enjoy live music (performed by The Staff) and a silent auction which includes weekend getaways, five-night stay at any All Seasons Resort Lodging, art, jewelry and fabulous dining experiences. Some live auction packages include the chefs themselves as they offer to cook a multi-course meal for you and eight of your closest friends.
Over 1,500 are expected to attend this gastronomic gala while enjoying fine cuisine from restaurants such as Stein Eriksen’s Lodge’s Glitretind, Log Haven, Deer Valley Resort, The Canyons, The Copper Onion, Plum Alley, Les Madeleines, Pallet Bistro, Aerie and more. The now famous Utah Bakers Dozen will showcase fine desserts from more than 15 of the state’s best pastry chefs and bakers. New restaurants teaming up to help the cause this year include Caterina, Cucina Toscana, Del Mar al Lago, Luna Blanca Taqueria, Riverhorse on Main (back after six years),Vivace and Zest Kitchen & Bar.
Tickets for Taste of the Wasatch are $90 for General Admission and $125 for Reserved Seating (VIP), if purchased in advance. Group discounts are available. Tickets can only be purchased online at www.tasteofthewasatch.org. Due to changes in the DABC liquor laws, this event is open to adults 21 years of age and over. Bring your ID, e-ticket and enjoy responsibly.Sponsors: Taste of the Wasatch is presented by Solitude Mountain Resort, Nicholas and Company, Whole Foods Market, Salt Lake Magazine and Coca-Cola Smartwater.