It’s that time again, foodies reunite! The deliciously fun Taste of Huntington Beach returns for its 18th year and is happening on Sunday, April 29 at the HB Sports Complex. 

The event is held from noon to 4pm, with an exclusive VIP reception from 11am-12 noon.

The Taste of Huntington Beach showcases the best local culinary talents and the region’s top wineries and breweries. For one all-inclusive price, attendees enjoy live music and unlimited samples and sips from some of the area’s finest establishments. All proceeds from the event benefit the Children’s Department of the Huntington Beach Public Library. Since 2001, The Friends of the Childrens’ Library and the HB Restaurant Association have helped the Taste of Huntington Beach raise over $550,000 for this great cause.

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Since 2001, The Friends of the Childrens’ Library and the HB Restaurant Association have helped the Taste of Huntington Beach raise over $550,000 for this great cause.


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General Admission tickets are $70

Includes four fun-filled hours of:

– Unlimited tastes of food from 50 of the best local eateries

– Sips from California and boutique wineries

– Samples from premium and craft breweries

– Live entertainment, silent auction and raffle

– Free parking at the HB Sports Complex


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VIP tickets are $90

Includes all the General Admission perks, plus:

– Exclusive VIP reception from 11 AM-12 Noon featuring food and champagne available only to our VIPs

– VIP tote bag, party plate, commemorative glass wine glass, other special VIP perks and free valet parking

– 30-minute early entry into the main Taste tent The Taste of Huntington Beach has announced that this year’s celebrity guest is none other than Chef Bruno Serato: CNN Hero, Philanthropist, Author and Owner of the landmark Anaheim White House. Sir Bruno Serato will be the featured guest at the VIP reception, mingle with guests and sign copies of his new book, The Power of Pasta: A Celebrity Chef’s Mission to Feed America’s Hungry Children.

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Serato, a longtime resident of Huntington Beach, is recognized internationally for his work feeding underprivileged children. He and his mother Caterina co-founded Caterina’s Club, an award-winning nonprofit that provides warm meals, affordable housing assistance, and job training to homeless and low-income families throughout Southern California. Through Caterina’s Club, Serato feeds more than 3,500 children daily. For his humanitarian work, Serato has earned international acclaim with profiles in People Magazine, the CBS Evening News and newspapers, and magazines around the world. He has accepted numerous honors: a CNN Heroes award, knighthood by the Italian government, a papal blessing from Pope Francis and a humanitarian award on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

“We are excited and honored to have Chef Bruno join us at this year’s Taste. He is well-respected in the restaurant industry and in the nonprofit world. His dedication to feeding needy children through Caterina’s Club resonates with us. He feeds children’s hungry bodies, while our mission at the Friends of the Children’s Library is to feed their minds!” {Dan Page, Chair of Taste of HB}

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