First Taste


Featuring small plates from a featured chef, a signature cocktail 
from a local mixologist, locally brewed beer, and premium wine. 

First Taste is the exclusive pre-party for the main Taste of Carmel dining event.  Limited to 200 guests, this party is popular not only for the fabulous food, but for live entertainment and full pour cocktails guests can enjoy before the main event.  Guests include sponsors, Carmel Education Foundation and Carmel Clay Schools leaders, and a host of Carmel business, civic and non-profit "movers and shakers".  

Tickets:  $100 per guest, includes general admission to Taste of Carmel

with early entry at 6:30 pm, and a limited edition gift.

Coming Soon!


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

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