TASTE in Tempe
This Sunday afternoon, 94.5 KOOL FM we embarked on a new tradition in The Valley! The TASTE in Tempe!
TASTE in Tempe, a daytime food and wine festival, provided food tasting opportunities from top local chefs and Valley restaurants, cooking demonstrations performed by well-known celebrity chefs, seminars from premiere wine connoisseurs, and live music from Johnny Anonymous and new country artists American Young and entertainment from your favorite 94.5 KOOL FM on-air personalities, and mixers.
TASTE in Tempe displayed local vendors who specialize in “love and romance,” such as florists, jewelers, chocolatiers, and pastry chefs, since TASTE in Tempe fell on February 9, 2014, the weekend just before Valentine’s Day!
Special guest, The Chicago Bears Hall of Famer and Restaurateur,Mike Ditka made a special appearance. There were Celebrity Cooking Demonstrations on the Sub Zero-Wolf Stage from Chef Admir Alibasic (Executive Chef Ben & Jack’s Steak House), Chef Andy Moy (Executive Chef Ditka’s), and Chef Mark Dow (Executive Chef La Bocca urban pizzeria + wine bar).
We had a LIVE “Romance Seminar” from comedian Mark Cordes, The Spouse Whisperer! He provide a hilarious peek into the real world of relationships, a decidedly positive view of ‘sweet togetherness.’ Find out more about The Spouse Whisperer.
Plus, everyone who attended had a chance at the good life in the $20K Giveaway! Ultimately the cash and congratulations went to winner Teri D.
We also gave away a pair of tickets to be at Dinner With Da Coach: someone’s chance to dine in at Ditka’s, meet Da Coach, and get an autograph!
TASTE in Tempe took place at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Located on the banks of Tempe Town Lake at Rio Salado and Priest in Tempe, the Tempe Center for the Arts is an ideal facility that consumers and artists alike appreciate for its beauty.
The “who’s who” at TASTE in Tempe!
Craft beer sampling provided by:
Wine sampling provided by:
- Robert Mondavi Select
- Estancia Meritage
- Kim Crawford Chardonnay
- Beringer Founders’ Estate Pinot Grigio
- Souverain Alexander Valley Chardonnay
- ‘Saved’ Red Wine
- Franciscan Cabernet
- Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
- Beringer Founders’ Estate Chardonnay
- Souverain North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon
- The Dreaming Tree Crush Red Wine
- Kim Crawford Pinot
- Beringer Founders’ Estate Merlot
- Beringer Chardonnay Luminus
- Etude Lyric Pinot Noir
TASTE in Tempe was presented by:
Shock Top and Goose Island Join Anheuser Busch at TASTE in Tempe along with 10 of their craft breweries including Shock Top and Goose Island – plus some of their local breweries located in Tempe! Drink Responsible.
Your beer has a new Wing Man – Cerveza Squeeze! Cerveza Squeeze is a non-alcoholic liquid flavor enhancer that is an innovative way to create variety to your favorite beer. By squeezing a little flavor of either Lime & Salt, Orange Lemon, Pear Cider or Spicy Tomato into your beer it will make Your Beer, Your Way!
Red Bird Farms
Red Bird Farms has been providing fresh and natural chicken since the 1940s. Since its inception, Red Bird Farms has grown to a regional brand with plants in both Phoenix and Denver. As they’ve grown, Red Bird Farms has maintained its commitment to quality and integrity; their long lasting staff and powerful community reinforce their mission statement: “to create a happy customer through our passion for quality and our zealous commitment to service.”
Sub Zero-Wolf has the results you want, every time. Built into our products is a belief system. The chief tenet of our cooking credo: that your ideas, not your equipment’s limitations, should determine how your meals turn out. With Wolf’s precise control, the dish you envision will be the dish you serve.
R Entertainment Company is a national concert and events promotions organization, which markets and produces more than 200 dates a year including private corporate gatherings such as the American Express Chairman’s event, celebrations for individuals such as the Harvey Mackay 80th Birthday Event and noteworthy culinary events such as Eight’s Check, Please! R Entertainment Company books world-class musical entertainment talent across the country as well including artists such as Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, REO Speedwagon, Joan Rivers, Sinbad, Jamie Foxx, The String Cheese Incident, Fun., Primus, BB King,Queen + Paul Rodgers worldwide tour, and many, many others.