What Is Grand Tastings?
Grand Tastings is JBWS’ premier fundraising event. In addition to a dynamic program, guests enjoy a tasting of signature dishes prepared by notable local chefs and restaurants as well as samples from select purveyors of wine, spirits, and beer.
Date: Monday, May 6, 2024
6pm – Cocktails
7pm – Program and Tasting
With samplings from some of the best chefs in the Tri-State area, Grand Tastings has food that will satisfy all palates.
Throughout its 30 year history, Grand Tastings has featured selections from James Beard Award winning chefs and stellar samples of both savory dishes and sweet treats.
Meet Our Chefs
In 2023, more than twenty chefs prepared delicious dishes for our guests. These culinary powerhouses brought strong flavors and decadent textures to the table. While the chefs for 2024 have not been announced yet, take a look at the caliber of the chefs who have participated in past Grand Tastings!
Grand Tastings provides an abundance of drink options for guests. In 2023, numerous purveyors of wine, spirits, and beer attended Grand Tastings.
These included: Banville Wine Merchants, Bowler Wine, Climax Brewing Company, Fedway Associates, Frederick Wildamn & Sons, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, Ghost Hawk Brewing, Jackson Family Wines, Jean Edwards Cellar, Kohler, Moet Hennesy, Opici Family Distributing, Organic Vintages, Penelope Bourbon, Silk City Distillers, SoilAir Selection, T. Edwards Wines, Winebow.
A Powerful Speaker
Throughout the evening, guests have the ability to win items in JBWS’ silent auction. From luxury travel packages, sports memorabilia, and jewelry to electronics, designer clothing, and alcoholic beverages, Grand Tastings has something for everyone.
Why Attend Grand Tastings?
Attending Grand Tastings directly supports our mission of ending domestic violence. Your generosity is the reason that JBWS is there when a survivor calls our 24-Hour Helpline for the first time because they're concerned their relationship might be unhealthy. Your support is how we're able to be at police departments moments after abuse is reported, offering victims critical access to resources.
The funds we raise as the reason that JBWS is there to welcome a survivor into our residential facilities when they leave their home in the middle of the night. It's why we're able to offer comprehensive legal advocacy and support to survivors when it's time to face their abusive partners in court. It's also how we're able to prevent domestic violence at its source through our abuse intervention and community education programming.