An estimated total of more than $90,000 was earned by the 17 not-for-profit groups that worked Taste of Cincinnati drink booths over the Memorial Day weekend. Funds were raised through patron tips and donations from the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, which produced Taste of Cincinnati.
Some 230 individuals volunteered their time to make Taste of Cincinnati a success.
Over the past four years of Taste of Cincinnati, the Chamber has donated $65,000 o support culinary and entrepreneurial growth at Cincinnati State’s Midwest Culinary Institute and Findlay Kitchen, which encourages food entrepreneurship. This year’s Taste brought an $18,000 donation to MCI and $2,500 for Findlay Kitchen.
An estimated 550,000 people attended the event along Fifth Street. It featured 35 restaurants, 15 food trucks, 265 menu items, 72 beers and 50 entertainers. Next year’s event is scheduled for May 27-29.