For 18 years, Taste of St. Croix has celebrated the special spirit and flavor of St. Croix by bringing together local chefs, restaurants, farmers, caterers, and distributors. When the event began in 2001, it was the brainchild of two local restaurateurs as a way to showcase the diverse and delectable cuisine and culture of St. Croix, as well as its many influences from all over the Caribbean and the world. Today, the Taste of St. Croix event is known nationally and abroad as one of the finest food and wine events in the Caribbean. The event continues to grow and attract thousands of guests, winemakers, rum distillers, brewers, celebrity chefs, foodies, journalists, and social media influencers.
As a result of its popularity, Taste has expanded to a series of events which continue to delight locals and visitors alike. Furthermore, Taste shines a spotlight on the growing culinary scene of St. Croix. But, Taste is more than just spectacular food and wine events. It is also a fundraiser for local organizations. Taste of St. Croix has donated more than $350,000 to community programs and local organizations since its inception. Also, the Taste of St. Croix 365 Program comprises a year-round calendar of projects to support and promote the island’s hospitality industry.
Due to their popularity these events sell out quickly, so book your tickets now!
2018 TASTE EVENTS
Taste of St. Croix
Thursday, November 15th | Downtown Christiansted | 6:00pm, VIP reception at 5:00pm | $95 per person
The 18th annual Taste of St. Croix is the main event, and the one that started it all. Restaurateurs, chefs, farmers, distributors, distillers, caterers, and fisherman set up shop in downtown Christiansted. Attendees stroll around the booths while enjoying a sampling of the culture and vibes of St. Croix. Taste of St. Croix celebrates the bounty of St. Croix’s culinary community with more than 50 purveyors on hand to showcase locally sourced ingredients in creative presentations. Festivities include live music, amazing food, and tastings of wine, beer and spirits. Those who attend this popular event walk away with memories that keep them coming back year after year, so don’t miss your chance to attend this night of elegance and culture!
Taste of St. Croix is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which has donated more than $350,000 to community programs and local organizations since its inception. In 2016, Taste of St. Croix gave $10,000 to The Lighthouse Mission and granted two full-time scholarships to the University of the Virgin Islands Hospitality and Tourism Management Program. Taste also established a travel fund for high school students participating in culinary competitions. Furthermore, Taste of St. Croix’s 365 Program comprises a year-round calendar of projects to support and promote the island’s hospitality industry. Projects include:
Reef Responsible: Operated in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy and its partners, Reef Responsible coordinates workshops to promote sustainable fishing practices.
St. Croix Culinary Juniors: Cultivating future generations of culinary talent, St. Croix Culinary Juniors provides learning opportunities and hands-on experience for island youth interested in pursuing careers in the culinary arts.
Farmer-to-Table: In partnership with the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture, Taste of St. Croix fosters a connection between island restaurants and local farmers designed to showcase locally sourced ingredients.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
For more information about Taste of St. Croix, to purchase event tickets, or to request information about sponsorship opportunities, please visit tasteofstcroix.com or call (340) 719-7777. Due to their popularity these events sell out quickly, so book your tickets now!