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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Last Call for Top Chefs and Food Trucks

2017 Winners

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Liz Fernley, APR

(352) 726-2611 x 1306


Last Call for Top Chefs and Food Trucks

Inverness, Fla. – The Taste is a one-day food, beverage and art festival that is also an elite qualifier for the World Food Championship (WFC) set for Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the intersection of Pine Avenue and Tompkins Street in downtown Inverness from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with live music by the Superstars Band.

The Taste has approximately five openings left for chefs to participate and encourages interested chefs to call (352) 726-2611 x 1312 or email and

Confirmed chefs and food trucks:

  • Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters
  • Grand Living
  • Katch 22
  • Lynn's Ice Cream and Belgian Waffles
  • Mamas & the Tapas
  • OMG Pretzel Bites
  • Oscar Penn's Restaurant
  • Pavarotti's
  • Pine Street Pub
  • Plantation on Crystal River
  • Primos Kitchen
  • Rising Sun Bistro, Brooksville
  • Smokin Good BBQ
  • Sweet Suga's Grillin'
  • World Fusion Grill

A portion of the ticket proceeds benefit the Citrus County Education foundation. Please support this local foodie event that supports local students and teachers. Tickets are on sale now

The Taste chefs will compete this year in a blind competition with WFC E.A.T. ™certified judges with backgrounds in professional food competitions and cooking shows such as Cooks vs. Con and Dinner Impossible. Read more about judges at

WFC is the largest international food competition, with celebrity chefs and prizes estimated at $350,000 at the Dallas competition this fall. This year, the chef with the highest score in the bacon category will head to WFC with a $500 travel stipend and entry into WFC. More about the World Food Championships at

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