The 8th Annual Taste of Chelsea Set for Monday, September 19

Taste of Chelsea committee members Joseph Vinard, president of Chelsea Bank and co-chair of the event, Kourou Pich, co-executive director of harborcoV and co-chair of the event, michelle Bustin of Kayem Foods Inc, a sponsor and vendor at the event, and Donald harney, executive director of the Chelsea chamber of commerce.

The eighth annual Taste of Chelsea is Monday, September19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 62 Broadway in Chelsea.  All proceeds help HarborCOV (Communities Overcoming Violence), the local nonprofit, provide innovative programs that break the cycle of abuse and engage the entire community in ending domestic violence.

Recognizing the need to address the incidents of domestic violence in the Boston Harbor communities of Chelsea, East Boston, Revere and Winthrop, the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce began partnering with HarborCOV eight years ago to launch the Taste of Chelsea. More than 50 local businesses contribute to the event each year by providing tempting tastes of their signature foods or through sponsorships, contributions and in-kind donations.

“It’s been a family tradition at Kayem Foods to support our community for over 100 years,” said Michelle Bustin of Kayem Foods, which has been both a participating vendor and sponsor since the Taste of Chelsea’s inception in 2004.  “We are excited to partner with HarborCOV and to be a part of the community solution to end domestic violence.”

Local restaurants providing delicious tastes at this year’s event include Alia Ristorante, Winthrop; Antonia’s at the Beach, Revere; Bisuteki Japanese Steak House, Revere; Bobby C’s, Melrose; Crusty Crumpet Bakery, Winthrop; Dockside Restaurants, Chelsea; Dunkin’ Donuts, Chelsea; Four Point Sheraton, Revere; Fusion Foods, Chelsea; Hot Diggity, Winthrop; Kayem Foods, Chelsea; Kelly’s Roast Beef, Medford; Kettle Cuisine, Chelsea; Kowloon , Saugus; La Mensa, Chelsea; Larry J’s House of Q, Chelsea; Luberto’s Pastry Shop, Revere;  Mandarin Buffet, Chelsea; McDonald’s of Chelsea; Nature Springs Water, Revere; Brown Jug Café, Chelsea; Ninety Nine , Revere; Olivia’s Organics, Chelsea; Out of Asia, Saugus; Peach’s & Cream, Chelsea; Polar Beverages, Worcester; Sebastian’s on Broadway, Revere; Spinelli’s, East Boston; Starbucks, Saugus; Stop & Shop, Everett; Terranova Grille, Chelsea; Truly Jörg’s Patisserie, Saugus; Tu Casa Restaurant, Chelsea; and Winthrop Center Café.

This year’s Taste of Chelsea sponsors include the Boston Women’s Fund; Bunker Hill Community College; Chelsea Bank; Chelsea Rotary; Clear Channel Outdoor; Distrigas; Eastern Salt; Fragomen; Kayem Foods; Kettle Cuisine; The Mackin Group; Massport; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC; NSTAR; Olivia’s Organics; People’s United Bank; Smith, Sullivan & Co.; and Suffolk Downs.

Tickets for the event are $30 in advance or $35 at the door, and groups of 10 or more are $25 each.  They are available for purchase at the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Chelsea Bank or online at

Since 1998, HarborCOV has provided over 40,000 survivors of domestic violence with the tools to take control of their own lives.  HarborCOV offers extensive services to domestic violence survivors and their families including emergency and transitional housing, economic and legal support, and educational opportunities.

The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce is the largest business-oriented organization in the city of Chelsea. Its mission is to promote and protect the interests of the business community by giving its members an excellent forum for promoting their business through networking a well as providing a powerful voice in local affairs.

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