Gallery: Taste of the Community
KenCrest's fundraiser, Taste of the Community, was a delicious night in Blue Bell.
The second annual Taste of the Community was held on Thursday at Prophecy Creek Park in Blue Bell. Approximately 25 regional restaurants and breweries tempted the taste buds of guests with delights ranging from the savory to the sweet and everything in-between.
Mary Cullom, owner of Arpeggio in Spring House, told Patch that this was their first time at Taste of the Community, but they chose to volunteer their time and donate food to the cause because they love the venue, the organization, and like donating back to the community, especially for a great cause.
Betsy Gibbons, the owner of ICED by Betsy of Limerick, said she attended the first Taste of the Community night in 2011 and enjoyed the event that when this year came around, she wanted to be a part of it. She added that she has a loyal customer on the board of KenCrest and likes what the charity does in the community.
Chef Christopher Allen Tanner, the Chef Director of the Culinary Arts Institute of Montgomery County Community College, had students from the college preparing a vegan barbecue plate of pulled spaghetti squash and coleslaw. Tanner told Patch that currently the culinary arts program is at the central campus in Blue Bell while the culinary school is being built in Towmenacin, which will open in the fall of 2013.
Tanner said currently the culinary program at MCCC has 110 students, up from 55 students last school year.
Taste of the Community is the largest fundraising event for KenCrest, who supports over 8,500 children and adults with disabilities and autism, from infants to grown adults. Learn more about KenCrest and their work in the local community on their website.