Are you interested in participating as a restaurant in the 2020 Taste of Greater Gainesville? Following are details of how to participate as well as an online application with online payment.

  • Must submit proof of tenant/user liability insurance. If you plan to distribute alcohol, it must be served by our approved caterer and you will need to provide liquor liability insurance coverage.
  • Setup will be between 1:00pm and 3:15pm on June 14th at the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. We will be providing you with a 45-minute window to unload. Unloading times will be from 1:00 pm to 1:45pm, 1:45pm to 2:30pm, and 2:30pm to 3:15pm. Do not begin breakdown before 9:00pm and please be ready to serve at 4:00pm.
  • Up to 4 employees will be given wristbands to work the event. Your restaurant must check-in at Taste of Greater Gainesville’s vendor check-in area upon your arrival.
  • Decorate the table with the theme of the event. Nothing can hang on the drapery. If you need help decorating your table, Keith Watson Productions is our exclusive designer, please contact them directly at 352-264-8812.
  • Must provide 700-800 4oz. sample-sized portions, 700-800 small plates, and utensils.
  • Submit payment of $100 to help with overhead costs associated with Taste of Greater Gainesville. Fee covers: (1) 6ft table, tablecoth, skirting. You may not bring additional tables.
  • Provide a $50 gift card from your restaurant to be used in the Taste of Greater Gainesville silent auction. Taste crew will coordinate.

Please fill out the application below and we will be in touch with you.

(Please list restaurant name as you would like it to appear on website and other information.)
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NOTE: After hitting continue, you will be redirected to OneCause ticketing. Please click"Edit" on the 'select tickets' area and scroll all the way to the bottom for the restaurant application fee. Fee is $100. If you have any questions, please email us.

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Taste of Greater Gainesville, Inc. is recognized under the IRS as exempt under section 501c3 and is registered with the Florida Division of Consumer Services, registration number CR35432. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

A copy of the official registration and Financial Information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll free (800-435-7532) within the state.
Registration does not imply endorsement approval or recommendation by the state.