The Taste of Gwinnett is a charitable event that will take place on November 10th from 5:30 – 9:30 PM at the Infinite Energy Center located on 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097. The Taste of Gwinnett is partnered with Relay for Life and is a Bicentennial event.
The Taste of Gwinnett will feature 30-40 restaurants located across Gwinnett County. Being the most diverse county in the southeast, Gwinnett is home to exquisite restaurants ranging from family-owned Italian pizzerias to Korean bakery cafés. The Taste of Gwinnett will be an opportunity for many food-loving citizens of Gwinnett County to enjoy the many different types of cuisine and support fighting cancer, all in one sitting. Raffles, games, and live entertainment will also be present at the event.
Tickets for the event are available online and at the door for $10. Each attendee will get 5 tasting coupons, or 6 tasting coupons if they buy online, to sample Gwinnett’s finest eateries. Additional tickets can be purchased at the event if desired. Those planning to participate in the event are encouraged to buy tickets online, which will be available starting Friday, September 14th.
How It Began:
The Taste of Gwinnett is a student-led endeavor. In 2017, the Relay for Life of Gwinnett, the biggest Relay for Life event in the entire world, was canceled due to severe weather. A few students at the Gwinnett School of Mathematics Science & Technology, a high school in Lawrenceville, were heartbroken by this and wanted to do something that would uplift the community and help Relay for Life. With an idea in mind and a limitless passion, we founded Taste the Charity, Inc
We didn’t make any progress at first. We spent hundreds of hours going door-to-door to try to obtain restaurants and sponsors for our event. However, after seeing how much work our organization was putting into this cause, prominent members of the community, such as political representatives and salesmen, started to mentor us and guide us on the right track. Since then, the Taste of Gwinnett has been developing rapidly, and we’re gaining new allies every day. While we’re just a group of high school students, we’re excited for the day all our hard work comes to fruition.