WHAT IS THE TASTE OF TYLER?
The Taste of Tyler is a citywide food show that showcases over 50 local food and beverage outlets on one night at Harvey Hall. The food show opens at 6:30PM (6PM for sponsors) and gives you an opportunity to ‘taste’ from each exhibitor, while enjoying live music! Beer and Wine are also included with your ticket.
WHO PUTS IT ON?
The Taste of Tyler is produced by the East Texas Restaurant Association. For 2020, we are excited to announce Sysco as our Presenting Sponsor!
WHO DOES IT BENEFIT?
The funds from the Taste of Tyler are used by the ETRA to support your local ETX culinary + hospitality students. ETRA supports many local high school culinary students along with students at SFA, TJC and Kilgore College. The relationship between ETRA and these schools create pathways to careers for students.
It also benefits the local food and beverage outlets. The Taste gives them the opportunity to showcase their menus, setup, service, etc.
HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?
Well, we would love for you to attend the event on Thursday April 9th. Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance and $30 at the door. The other option would be to become an official sponsor of the event.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SPONSOR?
Sponsorship consists of 4 different levels. Platinum ($5000), Gold ($3000), Silver ($1250) and Bronze ($500). Each level has a variety of benefits: VIP (early entry) tickets, valet, recognition at the Taste and all of the ETRA events (wine pairing event, golf tournament, mixers…) and much more! Sponsors get their name in front of dozens of restaurants and thousands of ETX residents. If you are interested in sponsoring, check out the form below and let us know.
One unique benefit to sponsoring at the Platinum and Gold level, we only allow ONE industry professional. So, one roofing company, one salon, one bank, etc…. This means you won’t have to share your brand alongside competitors.
Thank you to our 2020 Taste of Tyler Sponsors!