7th Annual Taste of Chelsea set for September 20

Advance tickets are now on sale for the 7th Annual Taste of Chelsea event, set for Monday, September 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 62 Broadway in Chelsea.

The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, has partnered with HarborCOV and local and area food purveyors since 2004 to present the Taste of Chelsea as a way to spotlight local dining options, while also addressing the need to address the issue of domestic violence in the community and its impacts on local residents and families. Last year’s highly acclaimed event raised nearly $50,000 with all proceeds used to help HarborCOV continue to lead the way with innovative programs that break the cycle of abuse and engage the entire community in ending domestic violence.

The Taste of Chelsea is a stunning example of a successful and important collaboration between a community-based program and local service organization.

Immediately successful and known for both the delicious food and the fun of dining in the Massport facility (now owned by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation) underneath the Tobin Bridge, it has grown to include more than 40 local sponsors and restaurants.

The list of fine area restaurants and purveyors of fine foods participating in this year’s event, includes Alia’s Ristorante, Antonia’s by the Beach, Bisuteki Japanese Steak House, Bobby C’s, Chelsea City Café, Crusty Crumpet Bakery, Ecco Boston, Essence of Thyme, Four Points Sheraton, Fusion Foods, Kayem Foods, Kelly’s Roast Beef, Kettle Cuisine, Kowloon, McDonalds on Parkway Place, Olivia’s Organics, Out of Asia, Papa Gino’s, Peach’s & Cream, Polar Beverages, Pollo Campero, Spinelli’s, Starbucks Coffee, Stop & Shop, Terra Nova Grille, Truly Jorg’s patiserrie, Tu Casa, Vermont Pure Natural Spring Water, Winthrop Center Café and more.

The exhibitors at the event will present their best dishes for this delicious culinary affair and partner with sponsors that include Distrigas, Bunker Hill Community College, Clear Channel Outdoor, Olivia’s Organics, Kayem Foods, Suffolk Downs, Chelsea Bank, Chelsea Rotary, Eastern Salt, Kettle Cuisine, Mackin Group, Restaurant Depot, Smith Sullivan & Co., CPA PC, Wainwright Bank, Zonta Club of Chelsea and others for a successful and widely recognized event.

HarborCOV has provided survivors of domestic violence with the tools to take control of their own lives, since 1988. 22 years later, HarborCOV has distinguished itself as a national model for its innovative approach and has helped nearly 40,000 victims and families reclaim their lives. HarborCOV offers a continuum of support for survivors and their children, from safety planning, basic needs and emergency housing to legal advocacy, job readiness, college, healthy living connections and affordable housing. HarborCOV’s success is a direct result of the partnerships forged with all of those who have become part of the community solution to end domestic violence.

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.

Tickets for the event are $30 in advance, and $35 at the door for individual tickets sales. Groups of 10 or more can be purchased for $25 each and can be purchased at the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Chelsea Bank or by going on-line to www.harborcov.org/events

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