Taste of the Tiers Showcases Local Businesses
October 10, 2013
ELMIRA -- (WENY) Food, food, wine, and more food. These are just a few of the treats and unique dishes being served at this years Taste of the Tiers.
"It's an opportunity to show off our restaurants and some of their very exciting specialty foods. It's an opportunity for the business community and the general community to get together and kind of celebrate a lot of the things that are neat about Chemung County," said Kevin Keeley, President of the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce.
Take a stroll around the room and you'll find anything from sushi to cookies to local wine to tacos.
"There's loads of people here, there's great food here. We're in a beautiful building. It's a wonderful event," said volunteer Steve Kettelle.
It's a way for local businesses to showcase some of their assets. And an appetizing way for Chemung County Chamber of Commerce to raise some money.
"An awful lot of business people interacting with each other and ultimately that grows the economy and everybody wins," added Keeley.
And a win for restaurant owners like Katie at Katie's Café in Elmira.
"They always tell us 'we met you at the Chamber' so it's a good thing. A great thing for the community," said Katie Clark, owner of Katie's Café.
Dozens of restaurants, wineries, and craft breweries came to Elmira College showcasing all that Chemung County has to offer. Including Hill Top Inn's au gratin potatoes.
Owner Mike Sullivan said, "it keeps our name out in front of everybody.
Everybody gets to try our au gratin potatoes, which is always one of those popular items, but really tonight's about what can we do for the chamber that benefits all of us."
It brought new faces and business to Chemung County.
"We have a lot to offer here and it's sad that a lot of people don't know so hopefully events like this will let people know that we do a lot to offer," said Debbie Knoll of Elmira.
There was also a live auction tonight but their online auction runs until 10PM on October 31st.