Best Buddies Tastebuds
Over 350 guests attended the 8th annual Best Buddies Tastebuds event on Friday, November 1, 2019, in support of Best Buddies Maryland. Tastebuds featured 23 restaurants, all serving a sampling of their signature dishes or favorite cuisines. Best Buddies participants acted as sous chefs for the evening, and attendees voted for their favorite restaurant stations. Italian Disco, with sous chefs Patrick Chaney and Morgan Cox, were named the “People’s Choice” winners.
Mission speakers, Laura and Ian Feiler, inspired us with their speeches, and the gala raised over $145,000 — our highest-grossing Tastebuds to date! Through sponsorship, ticket sales, the event appeal, and the live and silent auctions, the generosity of our Tastebuds guests will enable Best Buddies to open six new elementary school programs in the coming year.
Special thanks to Nelly’s Echo, who provided live music and entertainment! They kept the room animated and filled the dance floor as the evening went on.
Plans are already in the works for Tastebuds 2020. If you’re interested in joining our planning committee, please contact Laura Nicolini at email@example.com.