Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and Ruth Eckerd Hall to Host 23rd Annual “A Taste of Clearwater”

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The 23rd Annual “A Taste of Clearwater” will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The event will include great food, drinks and entertainment from the local community.

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A Taste of Clearwater is a local tradition that pays homage to area restaurants and gives the community the opportunity to try local cuisine

Together, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and Ruth Eckerd Hall will host the 23rd Annual “A Taste of Clearwater”, to be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012, from 5:30 -8:30 pm. The event will host over 25 area restaurants, local businesses and community partners.

“A Taste of Clearwater is a local tradition that pays homage to area restaurants and gives the community the opportunity to try local cuisine,” commented Bob Clifford, President and CEO of Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce.

In keeping with the spirit of bringing the community together to celebrate the local restaurants and chefs, the Chamber is inviting all restaurants throughout Pinellas County to participate in “A Taste of Clearwater”.
•$95 per booth for chamber members
•$195 per booth for non- members
•Join the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and $100 will be applied to your chamber membership.

In addition to the usual festivities, there will be a VIP area located on the actual performance stage in Ruth Eckerd Hall’s auditorium. The auditorium will play host to the “Clearwater Cook-Off Challenge.” This live cooking competition will encompass skill, speed and creativity as chefs from four area restaurants will go head-to-head in this battle for Clearwater bragging rights. This highly-anticipated competition shows off the chef’s culinary talent and ingenuity.

To see a clip from the 2011 competition, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT50H7VZz1Y.

The CRCC is inviting everyone in the community to participate in this event. Tickets can be purchased for the following prices:
•$30 General Admission
•$20 per ticket when purchasing 5 or more
•$25 Chamber Members
•$25 Seniors

“We look forward to a record-breaking turnout, especially for the Cook-off challenge!” commented Bob Clifford, President and CEO of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber would like to thank this year’s sponsors:
•Bright House Networks
•Tampa Bay Times
•Clearwater Gas System
•Coventry Health Care of Florida
•Belleair Images
•CCF&N
•City of Clearwater
•Jiffy Reprographics
•Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP
•Progress Energy
•Radiance Medspa
•Regions Bank
•Solar Sanitation, Inc.
•Suncoast Hospice
•Tampa Bay Nightlife

For more information visit: [http://www.clearwaterflorida.org or call (727) 461-0011

About the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce:
Established in 1922, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce set out with the vision to be the premier Voice of Business in the Clearwater region. Representing more than 1,000 member businesses, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) is one of the largest chambers in the Bay area and has become a large and powerful voice for its members through its ability to partner with other agencies and advocate on behalf of business and its members. CRCC's mission is to enhance the business environment and promote economic health and growth in the Clearwater region.

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