ST CROIX — When it comes to celebrating the culinary talent found on St. Croix, Taste of St. Croix does it best! The 23rd Taste of St. Croix will take place on Thursday, April 20th where St. Croix’s culinary scene will be on display featuring numerous St. Croix-based restaurants, caterers, private chefs and a variety of other culinary-focused businesses. Since 2001, Taste of St. Croix has uniquely captured the spirit and flavor of the hospitality industry of St. Croix in a celebration that is praised as one of the premier food and wine events in the US Virgin Islands. For three hours, guests can sample a variety of local and international tastings while indulging on elegant wines from around the world.
Since its inception over 20 years ago, Event Director Collin Hodge has been part of Taste of St. Croix in various capacities. What began as a consulting role soon evolved into event coordinator and finally event director with Hodge at the helm of the organization, ensuring its continued success with each passing year. Their 2022 return after the global pandemic hiatus was welcomed with open arms and the anticipation for the 2023 showcase runs high. As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, Taste of St. Croix 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 service-industry importance to the socio-economic future of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Even with limited numbers at the 2022 event due to CDC and local health guidelines, they were still able to contribute over $10,000 from the event proceeds to the Restaurant Grant Program, Farmer’s Market Coupon Program as well as two community organizations, Lighthouse Mission and Women’s Coalition of St. Croix. The proceeds from 2023 Taste of St. Croix will benefit Lighthouse Mission and Women’s Coalition of St. Croix once again.
The 23rd Taste of St. Croix will take place on Thursday, April 20th at Divi Carina Bay Resort from 6pm to 9pm. General admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase starting on Friday, March 10th; $110 and $175 per person, respectively. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.tasteofstcroix.com.
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