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Creative Cuisine to Tempt Attendees at Taste of Key West on March 25

Feb 20, 2024 | Events, Press

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29th Annual Taste of Key West

Monday, Mar. 25, 2024

The 29th ‘Taste of Key West’ will feature Key West and Lower Keys chefs specializing in seafood, Caribbean and Cuban flavors, European delicacies, Asian fusion cuisine, vegetarian dishes and more.

On Monday, March 25, the islands’ top culinary professionals gather from 6-9 p.m., at the Truman Waterfront Park, overlooking Key West Harbor at the end of Southard Street, all to benefit the Mission of A.H. of Monroe County, Inc.

Chefs from leading local restaurants, catering companies, food trucks and other emporiums donate their time and talent to create small-plate offerings. Culinary fans can indulge their appetites by sampling everything from savory appetizers and casual tidbits to gourmet main dish “bites” and decadent desserts.

In addition, there’s a choice of wines from around the world provided by Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC). A large beer selection is available as well.

This year’s focus is on the recent integration of Florida Keys Outreach Coalition (FKOC) into AH as a Health + Housing subsidiary. As the branding at the 3-hour event will reiterate, ‘Every Helping…Helps’ and ‘Every Serving…Serves’.

Since its incorporation as a non-profit in 1992, FKOC provides homeless prevention and shelter throughout Monroe County, Florida.

According to AH Executive Director Scott Pridgen, the conjoining of the two made sense on many levels.

“AH has become a more active affordable housing developer and housing advocate, such as with the Lofts at Bahama Village. Why wouldn’t we also provide stewardship to the risks of homelessness?” Pridgen notes.

“Since its inception, our objective has been to care for people living with HIV, as well as prevention of HIV through housing initiatives. Housing is healthcare.”

General admission to ‘Taste of Key West’ is free. As always, attendees will be able to purchase a glass, plate and tickets on site at the ticket booth the day of the event:

$1 / ticket (each bite size portion is usually 4-6 tickets)
$5 / wine glass
$5 / pint glass
$5 / plate

Exclusively available at , take special note of:


$150 / person, which includes lighted tent with tables and chairs to better enjoy your ‘Taste’ with butler-passed Hors d’oeuvres and a sommelier to discuss wines only available in this exclusive area. The VIP badge grants you unlimited food and wine samples and a ‘Taste’ or pint glass and plate. Flexible Seating. Limited number of tickets


$75, which includes 2 glasses, 2 plates and 60 tickets

‘Taste of Key West 2024’ gates open at 6 p.m. and biking or walking to the event is encouraged.

Corporate sponsors include Truist Bank, Trepainer & Associates, Clifton Larson Allen LLP, MHK, Marino Construction, Charley Toppino & Sons, First Horizon Bank, Bart Smith Law Firm, Vestcor and Aris Insurance.