When Chelsea Bank CEO and president Joseph Vinard founded the Taste of Chelsea event a decade ago, he likely didn’t envision that it would become the incredible food lovers extravaganza that is has and draw more than 700 people.
Ten years later Vinard is still active as the co-chair of Taste of Chelsea. The other co-chair is Kourou Pich, one of the executive directors of HarborCOV, a Chelsea agency that advocates for and provides services to victims of domestic violence. All proceeds from the event go to HarborCov.
The 10th Annual Taste of Chelsea will be held on Monday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. at 99 Marginal St. This is the first time that the event will be held an outdoor venue.
“The Mahoney family, who owns Eastern Minerals, approached us about the great new park they are building on their property and suggested we consider their waterfront location for our event,” said Vinard. “We looked at the park and made a decision to move the event [from the Massport Garage on Broadway].”
Vinard said there will be large tents assembled on the property, which means the event will still go on in the event of inclement weather.
“This location is more convenient and there is more seats and tables and more on-site parking,” said Vinard.
Guests at the event will be able sample food items from 32 separate food vendors.
“We have the Terranova Grille from the Wyndham Hotel, Spinelli’s, Kowloon, the New Brown Jug, Kettle Cuisine, and the new Volare’s Restaurant in Revere,” said Vinard. “There will be Asian, Spanish, Italian, Mexican, and American food. There will be plenty of food and plenty of refreshments to keep everyone happy.”
Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the HarborCov Web site: www.harborcov.org.