The Taste of the South Shore

Thursday, Oct 22 2020 Register Now!

About The Taste

The Taste of the South Shore is the premier food & beverage tasting and social event on the South Shore. And, like everything else, it’s changing this year!

A Virtual Tasting Event

Emceed by Billy Costa

Due to COVID-19, the Taste is going virtual, and our chefs are hard at work to bring you a night of fun, food and drink. A  “takeout/delivery” food and beverage tasting in your home will be available, creating a unique opportunity for everyone to support the South Shore YMCA and the amazing restaurants and chefs who have graciously donated their time and talent to this event for 23 years.

You and other guests can join in the fun, watching as host Billy Costa entertains us as three groups of local celebrity chefs compete to prepare a special dish using ingredients that can be found in a typical family fridge!

  • 6:30pm President’s Club virtual “cocktail party” for our lead sponsors ($5,000+) includes a Live Auction and a “make your own” signature cocktail demonstration.
  • 7:00-8:00pm Main event: Celebrity Chef Competition– Watch as our favorite celebrity chef teams compete to create the best meal using ingredients found in a typical family refrigerator, co-hosted by David Lombardo of Lombardo’s.
  • Raffles winners will be announced throughout the event for a Gift Certificate to one of our amazing restaurants.
  • Opportunity to donate to support the South Shore YMCA Food Pantry and Holiday Assistance Program so that no one goes hungry during these difficult times, especially during the holidays.

A wide range of admission to the event and sponsorship options are available, and many include a special Dinner Box and beverage pairing delivered right to your door, prepared by our chefs. So you can eat, drink and be merry as you tune in to the fun!

Download our Sponsorship Information and Registration form here!

Help us make sure that no one in our community goes hungry

It’s all to raise money to help feed families, seniors and children across the South Shore through our South Shore YMCA food pantry, meal delivery, and more. What’s more, you will be helping to support these local restaurants who have generously donated their time and talent to this event for years.


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Please join our sponsors, host committee and other guests to support this event. For more information on the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Orne at or 781-264-9453.


Participating Partners

By supporting the Taste of the South Shore, you are also supporting local restaurants, breweries, wineries and these purveyors of fine food and beverage here on the South Shore.

  • Abby Park
  • Alma Nove
  • Barrel House Z
  • Castle Island Brewing
  • Eat Local
  • Fruit Center Marketplace
  • Fuji at WoC
  • Konditor Meister
  • Lavishly Dunn
  • Lombardo’s
  • Lucca
  • Montilio’s
  • Novara
  • Plymouth Bay Winery
  • Raffael’s and The Greenside Grille
  • Restaurant ORO
  • Rumson’s Rum
  • Scarlet Oak Tavern
  • The Chef’s Table
  • Untold Brewing

Event Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


Karen and Rob Hale | Alex and Davis Clark



Bronze Sponsors

  • Burgin Platner and Company
  • Global Vision Advisors
  • Blumshapiro
  • Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro
  • HarborOne Bank
  • MountainOne Bank


Contact Us

For more information on the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Orne at or 781-264-9453.


For event registration and sponsorship details, download our registration form!

Register Now!