With a passion to fight hunger in Utah, over 50 of Utah’s top chefs, restaurants and bakers will gather on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Solitude Mountain Resort from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. to inaugurate Taste of the Wasatch. Over 1,500 expected attendees will participate in this gastronomic event while enjoying fine cuisine from restaurants such as Stein Eriksen’s Lodge’s Glitretind, Log Haven, Deer Valley Resort, Caffe Niche, Zy Food Wine and Cheese, Les Madeleines, Pallet Bistro 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.
Taste of the Wasatch will directly benefit Utah Food Bank, Utahns Against Hunger, and The Ogden Weber Community Action Partnership. It is expected to raise nearly $150,000 to help fight hunger, and promises to be the state’s most popular culinary benefit. Karen Zabriskie, Organizing Committee Chair, says that “100 percent of funds raised will stay local.” Funding this year is more important than ever, as demand for food continues to increase. 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. One in six 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.
Guests will enjoy music and a silent auction which includes weekend getaways, art, and jewelry and fabulous dining experiences. A live auction will include the some of the chefs themselves as they offer to cook a multi-course meal for you and eight of your closest friends.
Funding this year is more important than ever as demand for food continues to increase. One in six 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. 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.
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.
At the time of writing the following restaurants and business will be participating at Taste Of The Wasatch, take a deep breathe:
Aerie Restaurant, Martine Café, Uinta Brewing, Beehive Cheese, Meditrina, Rimini Coffee, Blue Boar Inn, Pago, Smartwater/Vitaminwater, Caffe Niche, Finca, Cena Ristorante, Pallet Bistro, Bakers Dozen, Chaia Cucina Catering, PF Chang’s China Bistro, Art Institute of Salt Lake, Communal Restaurant, Plum Alley, Chocolate Artisan Chocolates, Cucina Vanina, Red Iguana, Deer Valley Royal Street Café, Eatery 1025, Sage’s Cafe, Vertical Diner, Cali’s Natural Foods, Carlucci’s Bakery, El Chanate, Silver Star Café, Christina’s Cakes, Empire Lodge Deer Valley, St. Bernard’s, The Yurt, Cuisine Unlimited, Fire and Slice Pizza, The Copper Onion, So Cupcake, Frida Bistro, The Glitretind at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Stein Eriksen Lodge, J & G Grill, Utah Food Bank Kids Café, Tuscany, La Caille, Veloce Caterina, Vinto (Gelato), Les Madeleines, Westgate Grill, Windy Ridge Café, Liberty Heights Fresh, Whole Foods Market, Snowbird, Log Haven, Zy Food Wine and Cheese, Salt Lake POP, The Montage at Deer Valley.
Sounds unmissable right? Yep. Go buy your tickets now!
Taste Of The Wasatch
Solitude Mountain Resort
12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Solitude, UT 84121
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC and The Utah Review; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for more than a decade. I’m largely fueled by Uinta Cutthroat, alliteration and the use of too many big words I don’t understand. I ate all the pies.