Oct 6 2011

Taste of DC

FOODIE-ISMS OFFICIAL Q & A: STEUART MARTENS, TASTE OF DC

1) What was the impetus behind bringing back the Taste of DC? Was it for the food? For the business venture? For the social aspect?

To be honest, it was a little bit of all of those things and here’s why: First, from a culinary standpoint, I think DC is ready for the return of this once long-standing event, but given the changing culinary landscape in DC and the level of talent that’s gravitating towards our nation’s capital, it truly is coming back at a different time within the culinary industry and the culinary scene in DC. So yes, food is the underlying purpose of this event but it also goes beyond that; this was a great event in DC and truly something that people looked forward to every year. I wanted to rebuild, rebrand, and relaunch this event with the appropriate infrastructure and sponsorship portfolio in order to be able to give it back to the people of DC to enjoy for many years to come.

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