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First Taste


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First Taste is the exclusive pre-party for the main Taste of Carmel dining event.  Limited to 175 guests, this party includes a star-studded credential package, exclusive tastings, full-pour cocktails, and a gift.


VIP guests have  have the opportunity to win a pair of diamond earrings

courtesy of Diamonds Direct which are only available at the VIP party.

Guests include sponsors, Carmel Education Foundation and Carmel Clay Schools leaders,

and a host of Carmel business, civic, and non-profit "movers and shakers".   

A special thank you to the following for providing food & beverage at the VIP Party:

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A donation to CEF during the VIP party enters

you to win these diamond earrings valued at $3,500.

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Tickets:  $200 per guest, includes general admission to Taste of Carmel with entry at 6:30 pm, and a limited edition gift. The First Taste VIP Party starts at 5:00 pm.

Carmel Education Foundation will follow all health and safety protocols outlined by the Hamilton County Health Department. 

Please respect the well-being of others and do not attend the event if you feel unwell or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

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