Another Successful “The Taste” By Innovative Party Planners and the Pikesville Owings Mills (POM) Chamber of Commerce

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This year, Innovative Party Planners had the privilege of working alongside the Pikesville Owings Mills (POM) Chamber of Commerce and the area’s best caterers, beverage distributors and restaurants in the 8thAnnual “The Taste” event. This delectable event combined signature dishes from over 45 caterers and restaurants alongside local wines and brews.  

Innovative Party Planners has worked on this event since its inception, and it’s always a pleasure to meet so many of the influential caterers and restaurants working in the greater Baltimore area. Some of the featured restaurants this year included Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Gourmet Again, Outlaw BBQ Smokehouse, Pearlstone Center, Bonefish Grill, Moby Dick, Wegman’s, Standford Kitchen and Boordy Vineyards. New this year included Pariser’s Bakery, Rincon Italiano, Wild Kombucha and Next Act Cinema. 

To showcase donations from local vendors, like flowers from Flowers & Fancies, we used unique arrangements coordinating with beautiful floral tablecloths from Select Event Group, another event sponsor. To create a dynamic space that allowed for plenty of movement, we used a variety of table sizes and seating options placed centrally among the different businesses. Whether it was delectable chocolaty treats or sumptuous sushi, we worked with the Chamber to assist with each vendor to give them everything necessary to make a great presentation. Awards were handed out for best of several categories including best presentation, best new vendor and best taste. At the end of the night, guests brought home reusable bags donated by Giant Foods, filled with treats and giveaways from vendors. 

 It’s always a pleasure to partner with the Pikesville Owings Mills (POM) Chamber of Commerce on this event, as it supports local non-profits including the Baltimore Hunger Project. The Baltimore Hunger Project is a 501(c) non-profit that offers Baltimore area children backpacks filled with food to take home on the weekend and reduce food insecurity. Giving back to the community is part of who we are at Innovative Party Planners, and we look forward to next year!

Heidi Hiller