Taste of Shelby County offers a delicious way to benefit education

More than 20 restaurants and wineries will participate in the 4th Annual A Taste of Shelby County benefitting the Greater Shelby County Education Foundation.  The event will be held April 14 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center, 3660 Grandview Parkway.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and can be purchased at the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 1301 County Services Drive, Pelham, online at www.shelbychamber.org or by phone at 663-4542.
Marc Phillips and Groove Daddy will provide the entertainment.

Vendors include restaurants, wineries and caterers from all over Shelby County and will offer a taste of specialty dishes from their menus. The first 250 participants to arrive will receive a commemorative wine glass.

The following fine wineries and restaurants will be there serving their respective listed specialty item:  Morgan Creek Vineyards, various wines; Blue Bell Creameries, assorted varieties of ice cream;  Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, lobster spinach queso with tri-colored chips and cheesecake bites;  Vizzini Farms Winery, various wines; Joe’s Italian, rigatoni srappicciata and strawberry cake;  Texas Roadhouse, grilled shrimp & sirloin tips;  Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, Friday pasta; McAlister’s Deli, famous tea;  Moe’s Southwest Grill, Chips, Salsa, & Queso Cheese Dip; Momma Goldberg’s, chicken salad and sandwiches; Nino’s Italian Restaurant, lasagna and dessert; Bistro Provare at Jefferson State Culinary and Hospitality, chicken and sausage gumbo; Jim ‘N Nick’s of Alabaster, pimento cheese, sausage and tea.

This is the fourth year for the event, which was held last year at Heart of Dixie Harley Davidson. The event was so successful last year that it is being moved to a larger venue this year.

“Not only does the Education Foundation provide financial support for schools, we strive to strengthen partnerships between communities, businesses and educators,” said Heather Stripling, The Partnership Initiative Coordinator.

“As business leaders, we recognize that the school system we have in Shelby County affects every aspect of our lives in the county,” said Jennifer Trammell, president of the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and The Partnership. “Our economic development, growth and the quality of life that we enjoy are all positively impacted because of Shelby County Schools.”

Sponsors for the event are Alagasco, Alexander & Co, America’s First Federal Credit Union, Café @ Innovation Depot, Cahaba Grand Conference Center, Concept, Inc, RBC Bank, Shelby County Reporter, Sysco, University of Montevallo, and Warren Averett Kimbrough & Marino. The Greater Shelby County Education Foundation appreciates the support of these businesses and their commitment to help Shelby County Schools.

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