Presented by M&T Bank

Taste & Toast
(formerly Taste of Carroll)

A Culinary Event to Support BridgingLife Comfort & Care

Taste and Toast logo

The Taste & Toast Planning Committee wants to thank everyone who participated! $256,000 was raised for BridgingLife because of your generosity.

Event Details

Monday, April 24, 2023
1623 Brewing Company, Eldersburg, MD
6:00 – 9:00pm Gourmet Tasting
Attire: Smart Casual


  • Sponsors


  • Presenting Sponsor:
    M&T Bank

  • The Market Sponsor:
    1623 Brewing Company

  • Epicurean Sponsor:
    R. Wayne Barnes, CLU, CLTC - Life * Long Term Care Insurance * Annuities

  • Amuse Bouche:
    Penguin Random House LLC, Anchor Pharmacy

  • Entrée:
    The Emmert Hobbs Foundation, Liz & Nick Sargent, Manchester Manor Retirement Community, Truist Bank, Magstone, LLC., Target Controls

  • Hors D'oeuvre:
    Mark & Janet Debinski Bluewater Advisory, Darrell Financial Services, Kohler Development Corporation, Robin Ford Building & Remodeling, Inc., Tim Kyle Co. Inc. Electrical Service, Carroll County Anesthesia Associates, P.A., Bob Weinreich, Devaney & Associates, Herring Property Management, LLC, Pivot Physical Therapy, Homecare Maryland

  • Intermezzo:
    Barnes-Bollinger Insurance Services, Inc., C. J. Miller, LLC, Carroll Community College, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, P.A., Puckett & Sturgill Financial Group, Right At Home, Tipco Technologies, WesBanco Bank, Kairos Wealth Advisors of Raymond James, Curt & Andrea Berstler, Quantum Internet Services Inc., Gerstell Academy, College Square Shopping Center, Delegate Susan & Mr. Mark Krebs, APS, Haight Funeral Home & Chapel PA, Lawn Doctor of Westminster, Sun Valley at Homestead, London Eligibility, ACNB Insurance Services

  • Dessert:
    Joan McInerney-Ditman & Dean Ditman, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Linda and Todd Galvin, MD, Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad, LLP, Instrument & Controls Inc., Lisa & Joe Mandato, Lynn & Molly Maclary, Mark & Mary Darrell, Terry & Mark Snyder, Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Dr. Flavio Kruter & Mrs. Ellie Kruter, Marcia Duffy State Farm Agent, Susan Case, Glenn Heath & Robbin Nolen, Janice & Bob Kirkner, Laura & Tom Gillen, Visiting Angels, Sharon L. Spencer-Kable, Autumn Lake Healthcare at Long View and Birch Manor, Carroll Occupational Health, Ellen & Neil Meltzer, New Perspectives, Stambaugh's, Inc, Heather & Alec Yeo, Leslie & Greg Simmons, Crawford Yingling Insurance, Simply Created Events, The Blavatt Family Fund, Switchbridge, The Tracey Family, Dr. Dona Hobart

  • Tapas:
    Velnoskey Wealth Management Group of Janney Montgomery Scott, Atlee Hill Health and Rehabilitation, The Terraces of Westminster, Cultivated – The Paige Family

  • Cordial:
    Regina & Mike Bodnar, Building for God Community Foundation, Canon Solutions America, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Ann Gilbert, M.T. Laney & Company, Inc., Todd & Kelly Frager, Laura & Dave O'Callaghan, Preston Automotive Group, Betty N. Thomas in memory of George H. Thomas, Thomas, Bennett, & Hunter, Inc., Carroll County Times, Windchimes, LLC, First Financial Federal Credit Union, Golden Crest Assisted Living, Janet Davis, Sharon & Mark Hiner, Aquino Financial Group, LLC, The Panagiotopoulos Family, Steve & Karen Covino, Sandy & David Hoff, Mary Pat & Brian Kavanagh, Kenny & Rhonda Kiler, Maryland Mobile Veterinary Clinic, LLC, Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc, Ed and Audrey Rothstein, Gary W. and Dena V. Bauer, Kohn Creative, Dr. Aaron Charles, Retirement & Investment Group

  • Underwriters:
    Elite Tents & Events, Mt. Airy Liquors, Raptor Productions, Black Label Bar

  • Vendor Partners


  • 7556 Main Street Bistro

  • American Ice Co. Cafe

  • Bertuccos Bakery

  • Blowfish Poke and Grill

  • Cheers to Snacks

  • Collision Course

  • Covalent Spirits

  • EW Becks

  • Exploration Commons

  • Flood Zone Marketplace & Brewery

  • Frank's Pizza

  • Georges on York

  • Greenmount Station

  • JeannieBird Baking Company

  • Kinara Indian Cuisine & Bar

  • Lib's Catering

  • Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano

  • Metz Culinary Services

  • Molli's Café

  • Mr Jack Peruvian Chicken

  • Nora's Grill & Bistro

  • Norwood Ice Cream & Candy Company

  • Oscar’s Alehouse

  • RockSalt Grille

  • Paradiso Ristorante

  • Patapsco Distilling Company

  • Santoni's Marketplace and Catering

  • Smokin' Roche's BBQ LLC

  • Stratosphere Social

  • The Bus Stop

  • The Caramel Kettle

  • The County Cork Wine Pub

  • The Elderberry Cabin

  • The Food Spot at The Flood Zone

  • The Village at Augsburg

  • Sushi Do, LLC

Online Sponsor Donation

Our annual culinary event is made possible each year due to the generous contributions of our sponsors and culinary vendors.

Become a Sponsor

All of the funds raised benefit compassionate, personalized hospice and palliative care. With your support, we can ensure this year’s Taste & Toast continues our community’s rich tradition of coming together for a one-of-a-kind tasting event that gives families more special moments together.

Become a Vendor

Sign up to become a vendor and support quality hospice care, palliative care and community bereavement programs.

Donate Silent Auction Item

As BridgingLife expands, your philanthropy allows patients to live as fully and comfortably as possible by providing quality palliative care, pain and symptom management, and support for their families.

Taste & Toast Planning Committee Members

  • Erin DiNello – Co Chair

  • Kathy Barna – Volunteer Chair

  • Carolyn Burns 

  • Dawn Combs – Auction Chair

  • Mark Darrell – Sponsorship Chair

  • Janet Davis

  • Diane Devaney 

  • Shirlyn Evans-Ford

  • Jo Fleck

  • Barbara Harden - Communication Officer

  • Lauren Hickey

  • Susan Janeczek

  • Robbin Nolen – Vendor Chair

  • Hannah Sturgill

  • Sami Thilker

  • Kristy Toney

  • Bob Weinreich

  • Pam Velnoskey

  • Kristen Zihmer