Tennessee Flavors supports homegrown talent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. February 23, 2016 – Local and regional food and beverage artisans are gathering once again for a March 8th event, set to benefit the students of Nashville State Community College through scholarship funds and gifts to the College that meet critical program needs.

The 5th Annual Tennessee Flavors food and beverage tasting event will be held at Nashville State Community College’s Main Campus on White Bridge Road. The public is HIGHLY encouraged to attend. Guests will enjoy unlimited samples from premier food and beverage artisans at this celebration of homegrown flavors and talent. Over 75 food and beverage vendors are expected to participate.

Tennessee Flavors is presented by Piedmont Natural Gas and will feature local chefs and artisans from all around the Middle Tennessee area. Students from Nashville State’s Culinary Arts program will also be featured and will assist chefs and other vendors throughout the evening. Other event sponsors include: The Sage Group (presenter of this year’s VIP Lounge), Edible Nashville Magazine, Spring Rewards, Springer Mountain Farms, John E. Mayfield, Regions, and many others. Music City Center Executive Chef Max Knoepfel co-chairs the event with fellow Nashville State Foundation Board Members Kim Totzke and Randy Rayburn.

Stephen Francescon, Community Relations Manager for Piedmont in Tennessee, noted that sponsoring the event was a natural fit for their company. “This represents our fourth year to sponsor an incredible event that brings together chefs and many other food and beverage products manufactured right here in Tennessee. I was truly amazed last year to witness the participation of such a diverse group of restaurant and beverage companies providing samples of their products to over 700 attendees. Piedmont Natural Gas is honored to be a part of this scholarship fundraising effort that benefits our local community college.”

Participants for this year’s event will include: 8 Lavender Lane, 55 South, 1808 Grille, Amber Falls Winery, Bacon & Caviar, Bang Candy Company, Bongo Java, Cabana, Christie Cookie Co., City House, Cork & Cow, The Corner Market, Craft Brewed, Corsair Distillery, Daily Juice Café, Etch, First Harvest Café at Second Harvest, Frothy Monkey, George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, Germantown Café, Goo Goo Cluster, Grinder’s Switch Winery, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse, Littlest Love Bakery, Lucky Belly, Margot Café & Bar, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, McConnell House, MEEL, Merchants, Midtown Café, Miel Restaurant, Mimi’s Girl Artisan Bakery, Monchita’s Homemade Cobblers, Moto Cucina + Enoteca, Music City Center, Nashville Chocolate & Nut Co., The Nashville Jam Co., Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery, Nicoletto’s Pasta Co., Noshville, Pickers Vodka, Provence Breads & Café, Puckett’s Boat House, Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, The Randy Rayburn School of Culinary Arts at Nashville State Community College, Red Pony, Saint Añejo, Stonehaus Winery, Taqueria del Sol, Tenn South Distillery, Trattoria Il Mulino, Urban Grub, Watermark Restaurant, Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream, and more.

Tickets for the March 8th event range from $50-$165 per guest and may be purchased online at tnflavors.org. Doors open at 5:30 pm.