The Original Taste is back for its 50th Year

The Original Taste is back for its 50th Year

 The Arizona community is invited to join the celebration of culinary delights, fine wines, and a worthy cause at the 50th annual Original Taste Food and Wine Event on April 22, 2023.  The much-anticipated event will take place at The Scottsdale Civic Center, raising vital funds for Arizona children’s charities.  

This milestone year promises to be a memorable evening featuring an impressive lineup of over 20 participating restaurants, showcasing their finest culinary creations, and offering complimentary cocktails to attendees.  Renowned local and international wineries will also be in attendance, pouring a vast array of exquisite wines for all to enjoy.

In addition to the incredible food and drink offerings, guests will be treated to an electrifying live performance by country music star, Jimmie Allen.  The chart-topping artist will grace the stage with his heartfelt and energetic tunes, providing the perfect soundtrack for this special occasion.

Event Details:

  • What: 50th Annual Original Taste Food and Wine Event
  • When: Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Where: Scottsdale Civic Center, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Time: Doors open at 7:00 PM
  • Tickets:  Available for purchase online at 

Since its inception in 1973, The Original Taste has been committed to supporting the well-being of Arizona’s children.  Over the past 50 years, the event has raised millions of dollars for various children’s charities throughout the state, including educational initiatives, healthcare programs, and support services for children in need.  This year, proceeds from the event will continue to impact the lives of thousands of children, providing them with the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. 

This landmark anniversary event is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors, participating restaurants, wineries, and beverage partners.  Together, we look forward to celebrating half a century of giving back to the community and making a lasting impact on the lives of Arizona’s children. 

For more information on the 50th Annual Original Taste, sponsorship opportunities, and ticket sales, please visit   

About the Original Taste:  The Original Taste Food and Wine event is an annual charity event hosted by the Executive Council 70 and Executive Council Charities that brings together the best in culinary, wine, and entertainment.  Established in 1973, the event has raised millions of dollars for children’s charities in Arizona, supporting various initiatives focused on education, healthcare, and supportive services.  The event is a collaboration of generous sponsors, renowned restaurants, wineries, and talented artists, all united in the pursuit of making a positive difference in the lives of children in need. 

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