TASTE is presented by Durham Magazine & Chapel Hill Magazine,
and brought to you by Johnson Lexus.
TASTE will donate a portion of its profits to the East Durham Children’s Initiative.

It’s no secret that the North Carolina’s Triangle region has emerged as a singular culinary destination. With the ease of sourcing ingredients from local farms, some of the best chefs and food artisans in the country have chosen call the Triangle home.

TASTE is the largest annual culinary event in the Triangle area and is a series of master planned culinary experiences. Now in its fourth year of celebrating the compelling Triangle area’s innovative, yet true-to-its-roots farm-fresh food and drink scene, TASTE 2017 is taking place April 20-23, 2017. The event invites and assembles more than 50 of the best chefs, culinary artisans, artists, brewmasters, sommeliers, and mixologists in the local area. For the first time, in 2017 TASTE will also include acclaimed regional and Southern talent.

TASTE is held in historic and vibrant Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and is an experience like no other. From the two “Grand TASTE” signature experiences — Grand Local TASTE and Grand Regional TASTE — where you can sample the area’s best chefs, spirits and craft beers, to the “Salt ‘n Smoke” BBQ experience overlooking the Durham Athletic Park (the setting of Bull Durham) with acclaimed Acme chef, Kevin Callaghan, to the area’s “Women of Achievement” Wine Reception and Lunch at the historic Carolina Inn, you won’t find a more delicious and fun culinary experience.

Whether you are a local wanting to discover more about the area’s booming food and drink scene or you are from outside the area, looking to explore the smells, tastes, sights, and sounds of the modern South, join us for a fabulous experience.

don’t delay!

Some experiences will sell out months before the event, so don’t wait long to get your tickets!

Dan Shannon, Founder, TASTE, and TASTE 2016 Executive Producer

Ellen Shannon, Executive Producer, TASTE 2017

Rory Kelly Gills, TASTE 2015 Executive Producer

Thorne Daubenspeck, TASTE 2017 Director of Sponsorships

Grace L. P. Beason, Grace Leisure Events, Event Planner

Sarah Arneson, Branding Designer and Website Designer, TASTE 2017

Amanda MacLaren, Executive Editor, Durham Magazine

Jessica Stringer, Executive Editor, Chapel Hill Magazine

Kevin Brown, Creative Director, Shannon Media, Inc.

Morgan Weston, Social Media Manager, TASTE 2017

Kem Johnson, Senior Account Manager, TASTE 2017

Melissa Crane, Senior Account Manager, TASTE 2017

Toban Penner, Technical Consultant

TASTE 2017 is proudly owned and produced by Shannon Media, Inc. We are grateful to have the talent, help and cooperation of local farmers, artisans, chefs, distillers, brewers, venues, and other culinary and local rock stars, as well as our hard working staff members, to put together this fantastic event. In addition to TASTE 2017, Shannon Media also brings you Durham Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine and Shannon Digital Media.





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