Taste of St. Croix
Save the date for the 24th annual Taste of St. Croix Event! Details to come, so stay tuned.
About the Event
Founded in 2001 by two restaurateurs, Kelly Odom and Katherine Pugliese, A Taste of St. Croix pools the diverse talent of over 50 of St. Croix’s local caterers, chefs, vendors, specialty cooks, baristas and bartenders. Taste packs in an amazing variety of creations that range from the delightfully new to the most authentic of regional cuisine. To top it all off, restaurants vie for coveted awards in several dish categories, including best entrée, dessert, beverage, and local dish. And, for the Best Presentation award, each participant builds stunning visual displays themed around food and wine.
Ticket holders spend the night of Taste touring over booths filled with the best each vendor has to offer. Guests will brush sleeves with many of the event’s national and international friends and celebrity judges. And as a food and wine event, there is no shortage of leading vintners and sommeliers. From decadent home-made chocolate, the recipe a closely guarded St. Croix secret, to the most sublime of conch soups, guests at the Taste spend hours tasting to their hearts content and reacquainting their souls with the art of good cooking and fine wine.
Taste of St. Croix is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that promotes and showcases the talent and potential of St. Croix’s hospitality industry through fostering partnerships, sponsoring training and industry events, and building public awareness of the critical role that the service-industry fills in improving the socio-economic future of St. Croix and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Taste of St. Croix has donated more than $400,000 to community programs and local organizations since its inception.