The Punta Gorda Rotary Club cordially invites Restaurants from Punta Gorda and Beyond - North Port, Port Charlotte, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers - to participate in the 12th Annual Taste of Punta Gorda and Beyond on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda. This is a premiere opportunity for our area's restaurants to highlight their distinctive cuisine for full-time residents, snowbirds, and other visitors to the Charlotte Harbor community.   

HOW IT WORKS:  We are limiting space to feature 30 restaurants.  We provide you with tent, tables, chairs, serving plates or bowls, napkins, and plasticware. We provide a free listing for 2019 as a premiere business partner on SWFL Club (powered by SW Florida Restaurant Review Group on Facebook). You bring your A-Team, cooking/serving equipment, food supplies, booth decor, menu sign, etc.  You sell $3 sample size bites (less than 4 oz) of at least one “signature” dish to Taste patrons.  One sample from each restaurant will be judged by our panel of food connoisseurs. 

At the same, you are supporting local, regional, and international community service, education, and emergency relief projects of the Punta Gorda Rotary Charity & Education Foundation, which in the last three years has given out $101,395 in grants for these endeavors. 

How to sign-up!  Download the application packet here:

"Iron Chef"

"Master Chefs" 

"Short-Order Cook"

Your LOGO or PHOTO here with a link to your Social Media page.

​​​​​​​Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

The Punta Gorda Rotary Charity & Education Foundation is licensed in the State of Florida (# CH17009,). A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free with the state.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.  1-800-HELP-FLA (425-7352),

"Sous Chefs"

"Top Chefs" 

"Executive Chefs"

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