TASTE in Tempe


This February, join the New KMLE @ 107.9 for the Valley’s premier culinary festival!  It’s TASTE in Tempe!


TASTE in Tempe is a daytime food and wine festival for you, your family, and your friends with food tasting opportunities from top local chefs and Valley restaurants, cooking demonstrations performed by well-known celebrity chefs, seminars from premier wine connoisseurs, and live music and entertainment from your favorite KMLE @ 107.9 on-air personalities and mixers.

The 2015 Taste In Tempe festival featured over 30 local restaurants, craft beer sampling, wine sampling, and DEMOS.

2016 Celebrity Chef Demonstrations Include:


Jenn Bare – GetCrocked Chef

Bio: Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl – the official brand ambassador for Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers. She hosts a weekly segment for “Mom Monday” on ABC-15 in Phoenix with a goal to share fun activities and important information with moms (and dads!) everywhere. Jenn started her career as a competitive dancer & cheerleader for the NFL’s St. Louis Rams. She went on to earn a BS in Business from SIU & MBA in International Business from ASU. She then worked all over the world managing projects, sparking her love for travel, culture, food & people.Jenn came home from traveling to have a family & founded GetCrocked.com, the #1 resource for slow cooking, building her online following to over 1.5 million. She innovates recipes daily from around the world with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the slow cooker. Jenn has a secret passion to be on “Dancing with the Stars” & “The Chew.”


Gregory Wiener – Top of the Rock Restaurant

Bio: Gregory Wiener is the Executive Chef & Director of Restaurants at The Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes. He oversees all culinary operations at the resort including the signature restaurant, Top of the Rock. Wiener’s culinary skills have garnered him many awards including first place winner of the World Food Championships in the Scottsdale Super Regional. Wiener attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He hails from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Gregory currently resides in Phoenix, AZ. He enjoys eating, exercising, exploring wine & spirits, travel, and sports.


Olashawn Weaver – The Little Thaiger

Bio: The Little Thaiger restaurant on Thomas Rd in Scottsdale and The Wild Thaiger on Central Ave. in Phoenix. Originally from Korat Thailand, and classically trained, inspires staff with innovative dishes that combine fresh locally grown produce and traditional spices and ingredients from classic Thai dishes. She has a passion for Thai food and love of desserts and baking. There is always a beautiful decedent dessert to follow an amazing dish at the Wild Thaiger. Olashawn teaches Thai cooking classes throughout the year and was recently featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri and Chef Beau MacMillan from The Sanctuary in Scottsdale.

This year, we’re moving up the road a bit. TASTE in Tempe takes place at the Neil G. Giuliano Park behind Haden Ferry Lakeside on February 21, 2016. Hayden Ferry Lakeside is a sophisticated master-planned mixed-use project on an iconic 43-acre site on the south shore of Tempe Town Lake in downtown Tempe. It’s an ideal facility that consumers and artists alike appreciate for its beauty. CLICK HERE to see parking and site location!


Whet your appetite with a SAMPLING of the “who’s who” at TASTE in Tempe!

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Check out all the PICTURES from the 2015 TASTE In Tempe festival!

Want to volunteer at Taste In Tempe?  Click here to sign up!

Parking is available. You can park in the garage just south of Hayden Ferry Lakeside for just $10. If you’d like to take a short stroll, parking is also available just east of Hayden Ferry Lakeside for FREE!
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TASTE in Tempe is brought to you by:

R Entertainment Company

R Entertainment Company is a national concert and events promotions organization, which markets and produces more than 200 dates a year including private corporate gatherings such as the American Express Chairman’s event, celebrations for individuals such as the Harvey Mackay 80th Birthday Event and noteworthy culinary events such as Eight’s Check, Please! R Entertainment Company books world-class musical entertainment talent across the country as well including artists such as Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, REO Speedwagon, Joan Rivers, Sinbad, Jamie Foxx, The String Cheese Incident, Fun., Primus, BB King,Queen + Paul Rodgers worldwide tour, and many, many others.

Neil G. Giuliano Park behind Hayden Ferry Lakeside

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Hayden Ferry Lakeside is a sophisticated master-planned mixed-use project on an iconic 43-acre site on the south shore of Tempe Town Lake in downtown Tempe, Arizona.

Tempe has a synergistic business environment that supports your strategy for success. Hayden Ferry Lakeside features state-of-the-art workplaces that integrate both technology and aesthetics.

Anderson’s Maple Syrup

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Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup promises to deliver nothing but the purest syrup possible. Pick up your bottle of the highest quality syrup today at your local Albertson’s or Safeway stores.

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