GROTON -- The Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 12th Annual Taste of Nashoba will be held at the Stone Athletic Center at Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA on March 19, from 5:30-8 p.m. This event is Sponsored by SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Devens Common Center, Hilton Garden Inn and Great American Grill. The event is a community favorite that draws a large crowd of local patrons and "foodies" from the Nashoba Valley and well beyond.

The Taste of Nashoba a is not only a wonderful culinary experience but also a highly regarded competition amongst a mix of approximately 40 restaurateurs, caterers, bakers, confectioners, and educational facilities who strive for a title in one or more of the categories of Best Appetizer, Best Entrée, Best Dessert, Best Drink, and Best Overall Presentation. The winners are chosen by attendees, not judges, who sample various menu items and cast their vote. "Voting is very important to the success of the event," said Melissa Fetterhoff, President and CEO of the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce, "we've made the process easier this year with a bracelet for voters to simply remove a tab to place their vote at the table rather than writing out and passing in ballot."

Many winners such as Nashoba Technical High School in Westford, MA and Bailey's Bar & Grille of Townsend, MA proudly display their winner's plaque(s) at their location and title(s) on their websites. "The Taste of Nashoba is a big deal," stated Executive Chef and General Manager Robert Stea of Dolce Wood Fired Italian Grille in Pepperell, MA, "it's an opportunity to showcase what we're all about and a chance to be recognized by the community.


The event is well-known in the area and winning in any category gives notoriety to the establishment - street cred. so to speak." The vendors at the event really enjoy the friendly competition and go above and beyond to make the evening light-hearted, fun, and delicious.

The Taste of Nashoba is sure to please any palette. The wide-array of food and beverages is the best the community has to offer and a terrific way to experience new eateries and cuisine. Tickets are available at the door for $25 or in advance for $20.00, call the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce or for more details and sales locations.