Tasting Events

Deliciously different...

The last few years have seen a growing interest about all things food. People not only want their food to taste good, they want to to know where it comes from, who made it, and what makes it special.

That's where Tammy's Tastings comes in. I host customized tastings at your party or corporate event. You're probably familiar with wine tastings, but I take that concept and apply it to the whole universe of food and beverages. Chocolate. Cheese. Bread. Wine. You pick the item or area of the world that you'd like to focus on, and I'll do the rest - buy and prepare the food, research its origins, and lead your guests through a fun and interactive tasting.

Tastings I've conducted include:

  • wine
  • chocolate
  • cheese
  • bacon
  • maple syrup
  • tropical fruit
Tasting is not just eating. It's more interesting. It's thinking about the food you're putting in your mouth - how it got from the producer to your plate, what makes it taste different/ better/ more interesting than the next thing. Understanding why you like product A, but not product B. It makes you a smarter consumer. There's a saying in wine tasting circles that the person who likes the $5 wine is the winner - if you don't have to spend more to get something that will make you happy, then why should you?

And most of all, tasting is fun. You probably can't take 10 of your best friends on a tour of the Mediterranean with you - but you can all taste your way through a dozen different olives from the region and be temporarily transported. Or maybe you want to travel the world in single varietal chocolates. Or eat your way through America with bacon from eight different states. The possibilities are infinite! Contact me to learn more and set up your own tasting event.

Customer Feedback

We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. You have an easy and engaging style. Our guests thought it was terrific. I would and will recommend your services to others.
Molly Resnik, Ann Arbor, MI

I love chocolate - the darker the better. But I had no frame of reference when confronted with the myriad choices available at upscale grocers. And didn’t want to pay up to $10 a bar to figure out which ones I liked best. At a Tammy’s Tasting event featuring dark chocolate from all over the world, I learned interesting facts about chocolate production and how it impacts taste and texture. Then, I had the kinesthetic experience of smelling, touching and - best of all - tasting a variety of dark chocolates throughout the evening. I left knowing which two gourmet chocolate bars are worth the price I’ll happily pay to keep them in my house. By learning to savor the entire experience of chocolate, I’ll eat less each time, but with greater satisfaction!
Mary King, Ann Arbor, MI

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a tasting event!