Tennessee Flavors, Nashville’s Premier Annual Tasting Event set for May 16
Local and regional food and beverage artisans will gather once again for the annual Tennessee Flavors presented by Amazon on Tuesday, May 16, in the Student Services Building at the White Bridge campus of Nashville State Community College.
Organized and hosted by the Nashville State Community College Foundation, funds raised at this delicious 21+ evening will support students and programs at the College. The public is encouraged to attend.
“Tennessee Flavors is a fun community-oriented fundraiser,” said Music City Center Executive Chef Max Knoepfel. “It gives me and our restaurant industry partners great joy to give back and be able to showcase local food and beverages from the area. Nashville is a great food destination, and we like to showcase the offering the region has to offer.”
Guests will enjoy unlimited samples from premier food and beverage artisans at this celebration of homegrown flavors and talent. More than 25 food and beverage vendors are expected to participate. Tickets for the May 16 event are $100 per guest and may be purchased online at tnflavors.org. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Tennessee Flavors is presented by Amazon, with Midtown Care as Executive Chef Sponsor, and will feature local chefs and artisans from all around the Middle Tennessee area. Students from The Randy Rayburn School of Culinary Arts at Nashville State, located at the College’s Southeast campus in Antioch, will also be featured and will assist chefs and other vendors throughout the evening.
Longtime restauranter and owner of Midtown Cafe Randy Rayburn said, “Tennessee Flavors started more than a decade ago to help support Nashville‘s most diverse college students turn their career dreams into reality.”
Event sponsors include Presenting Sponsor: Amazon. Executive Chef Sponsor: Midtown Café. Sous Chef Sponsor: Debbie and Joey Hatch. Pastry Chef Sponsors: Advance Financial Foundation, Food Properties Group, GSRM Law, Kroger, Pinnacle Financial Partners, and UBS. Commis Chef Sponsors: BNA Nashville International Airport, Turner Construction, Piedmont Natural Gas, and HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health. Sommelier Sponsors: Alliance Bernstein HOAR Construction, Performance Food Group, Greater Nashville Hospitality Association, Gaylor Electric, Kraft CPAs, Dr. Rich and Nancy Rhoda, Jovonna Palmer, and Ginna Burrell.
“I love supporting Tennessee Flavors,” said Andy Marshall, CEO and proprietor of A. Marshall Hospitality. “It brings together the hospitality industry and our community to help the students of Nashville State Community College. Great food, social fun, and a worthy cause...win, win, win!”
To date, participants for this year’s event will include: Americana Taphouse, Burger Dandy, Deacon’s New South, ETC, Mama Yang & Daughter, Midtown Café, Music City Center, Scout’s Pub, The Randy Rayburn School of Culinary Arts at Nashville State, Puckett’s Grocery and Boathouse, Sambuca, Old Hickory Bourbon, Beach Haven Winery, George Dickel, Corsair, Good Citizen Coffee, Big Machine Vodka, Happenstance Whiskey, Frothy Monkey, Goat Island Brewery, New Heights Brewing, Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Raising Cane’s, and Fizzy Beez.