Taste of Chelsea Will Be Another Treat for Food Enthusiasts: Sept. 23 Event Will Move Outdoors and Benefit HarborCOV

September 12, 2013
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Taste of Chelsea organizers and food vendors are looking forward to the Sept. 23 event that will be held at the Eastern Minerals waterfront park at 99 Marginal Street. Seated, from left, are Laura Merritt, retail marketing manager for Kettle Cuisine, Lynn Blangiardi, director of sales at Residence Inn by Marriott, Chris Salerno, owner of Volare Restaurant, Gina Guange, catering sales manager for Wyndham Chelsea Hotel, and Renee Caso-Griffin, owner of Dunkin Donuts Everett Avenue. Standing, from left, are Barbara Bishop, aide to Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, Sara Scoville, marketing promotions director at Kayem Foods, Salvo Gaglio, executive chef at Volare, Lynn Peters, co-executive director at HarborCOV, and Joseph Vinard, president and CEO of Chelsea Bank.

Taste of Chelsea organizers and food vendors are looking forward to the Sept. 23 event that will be held at the Eastern Minerals waterfront park at 99 Marginal Street. Seated, from left, are Laura Merritt, retail marketing manager for Kettle Cuisine, Lynn Blangiardi, director of sales at Residence Inn by Marriott, Chris Salerno, owner of Volare Restaurant, Gina Guange, catering sales manager for Wyndham Chelsea Hotel, and Renee Caso-Griffin, owner of Dunkin Donuts Everett Avenue.
Standing, from left, are Barbara Bishop, aide to Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, Sara Scoville, marketing promotions
director at Kayem Foods, Salvo Gaglio, executive chef at Volare, Lynn Peters, co-executive director at HarborCOV, and Joseph Vinard, president and CEO of Chelsea Bank.

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.


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