Event: Taste the Future 2011 and Ticket Giveaway for 2012!

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Charity, Columbus, Events

Taste the Future has always been one of my favorite food events in Columbus, and it’s one I’ve attended every year since I first discovered it (in 2006 or so). We’re quickly coming up on that time again (this time around, a few weeks earlier than it’s traditionally been held because of Columbus State’s switch to the semester system). So be sure to mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 21st, as this is one event you don’t want to miss.

I did manage to be able to go last year, thanks to CSCC’s generosity. It was an off year for me (I wasn’t fully mobile yet, and pushing myself around in a walker plum tuckered me out in no time flat). And last year, because of threat of rain, it was held in the parking garage, so the lighting was a bit off for getting great pictures. Still, I heartily enjoyed the experience, and here are a few images from the event:

Pepper and Cheese Skewers from Sidecar Global Catering

Heirloom BLT Bites- Mini Quiche with Heirloom Tomatoes, Applewood Bacon, & Aged Cheddar, Micro Greens from Lindey's

Shrimp, Chicken, & Andouille Étouffée over Mushroom Rice from Creole Kitchen

Tuna in a Can from Cameron Mitchell Catering

Sushi from AVI Fresh

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes from 3 Babes and a Baker

There’s tons of additional pictures, and you can see the rest of the slideshow here:

Once again, Columbus State has been generous enough to provide me with extra tickets which I’m giving away here on the blog. I’m using a different method of letting you enter and choosing the winner this year, which will provide you with tons of extra opportunities for entries, and can track all the entries and choose the winner much more easily. The only one that is a mandatory entry is the question, the rest are optional, but will allow you up to 30 entries rather than just 5. The giveaway ends on 8/17/2012, and winners must confirm attendance by Monday morning (8/20/2012) or another winner will be drawn. Three pairs of tickets will be given away in total. Please don’t enter if you are aren’t planning on being in the Columbus area on August 21st, and all winners must be of legal drinking age. The only method of entering is through the Rafflecopter plugin, so comments on this blog entry won’t count. If you’re having problems entering, please comment to let me know.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck, everyone – and even if you don’t win tickets, I hope to see you at the event! It provides scholarships to Columbus State Culinary students, and is tax deductible. You can get more information about the event (and the dishes the participating restaurants plan on serving) on the CSCC Taste the Future web site.

Update: You can now earn 5 additional entries by following me on Pinterest – simple to do using the widget above. :)

11 Responses to “Event: Taste the Future 2011 and Ticket Giveaway for 2012!”

  1. Mill Run Mom Says:

    Wow those pictures are amazing! I’m so jealous… I just moved here and haven’t had a chance to check out all the culinary delicacies columbus has to offer.

    how did you get to be a food blogger? i’ve heard about people making a living doing it and it would be perfect for an at home mom like myself

    columbus mom

  2. Linda VanVickle Says:

    Hello,

    I’m hoping to share information about the upcoming 6th Annual Lithopolis Honeyfest! For your readers who love to bake, consider entering the Bake-Off. Our mission is to encourage the everyday cook to use honey. Visit http://www.lithopolisthoneyfest.com for more details.

  3. Shari Bonner Says:

    Hello,
    I’m new to your blog,and I’m sorry to hear you’ve been ill. Have faith, things will get better, and I can say this with authority as a 2 time cancer survivor. I am also a fat married chick who loves to eat and try new things, although I’m fifty something. Great blog, and great opportunity to win tickets to the Taste of the Future event. Keep up the great work and know that your frame of mind regarding your illness is temporary. Prayers from your sister through food!

  4. Leanna Says:

    Have the winners been selected?

  5. swampkitty05 Says:

    Not yet, Leanna. The giveaway doesn’t end until midnight. Will draw windows soon thereafter.

  6. Leanna Says:

    I think it ended at midnight last night. The raffle copter app indicates the contest is over and is no longer accepting entries.

  7. Leanna Says:

    Oh, now it’s active again! Okay, will enter one more time – thanks!

  8. swampkitty05 Says:

    Leanna, it wasn’t supposed to end until midnight – went back and reset the ending date so would be accurate (and not erase any of the entries that were already there) – if you weren’t able to get your entry in earlier, please retry now. Thanks!

  9. Edwin J Says:

    I just got your email about not hearing from me. I did respond immediately. Can you check your junk mail. I did send you a tweet and also sent to two additional email. I want to make sure I don’t lose the tickets. Thanks!

  10. swampkitty05 Says:

    Got it, Edwin. Check your email, I responded to you there. No worries, got your info and will make sure you are on the list. :)

  11. Tara Says:

    wow, your photos look amazing!! I’m going to have to mark my calendar for next year!

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