“Best event ever!” said Fr. Passenant about this year’s food festival — held March 10, 2019. In its 8th year, Taste of the World drew a big crowd and almost three dozen restaurant and bakery participants. Once again, NY1 News came to video a short segment, too! Our appreciation to everyone involved, especially the cooperation of our local establishments and the generosity of all our Spring Sponsors. Additional acknowledgments below. Thanks all!
Watch and read about our food festival:
Taste of the World Returns to Forest Hills (Queens Ledger)
Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Sponsors Taste of the World (Queens Gazette)-with pictures by OLQM volunteer Rob Schnell
Photos by Rob Schnell
Volunteer Committee: Denise De Maria, Raz DeAsis, Coordinators; Denise and Nick Ruiz, Consuelo LaPorte, Rob Schnell, Teresa Wong, Marisol Perez, Jackie Cheong, Keisha Waldropt and Craig Newton, Maureen Piatt, Chris Belton, Ampy and Ron Adviento, Lainiea and Ryan Taveras, Cross Siclare, Maria Aguirre, Irene Cimato, Maura MacBride, Mercedes Flores, Stella Herrera, Peggy Saver, Cely de Borja, Shelley Schulman Velasquez, Bettyanne McDonough, Susan McSorley, Christian DeAsis, and members of the Single Adults Group (Angela Berardino, Deanna Condino, Gloria Imperante, Chato Morando, Regina Scudellari, Ann Toth), the Choir (Anthony and Beena Cilento, Jennifer Gliere, Francis Booth), and Confirmation students, who all donated their time and talents.
Participating Restaurants and Bakeries: Agra Palace, Alberto’s, Banter, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bund, Chipotle, Cipollina Gourmet Italian Market, Cobblestones Pub, Compadre77, Dani’s Pizza, Deasura, DuBois Pastry Shoppe, Fay Da Bakery, Guantanamera, Jack & Nellie’s, Keuka Kafe, Knish Nosh, La Dolce Italia Bakery, La Vigna, Layla’s Delicacies, Manor Oktoberfest, Matiz, Oxford Bake Shop, Portofino, The Reef, Rimtin, Rove, Shogun Hibachi, Starbucks (FH), Tony’s Pizzeria, Trinciti Roti Shop, Tuscan Hills, Violet’s Vietnamese Shoppe, Xin Taste Lan Zhou Pulled Noodles
Raffle Donors: Aigner Chocolates, Austin House Diner, Austin’s Ale House, Cinemart Cinemas, Foodtown, Forest Hills Station House, Nick’s Bistro, Panera Bread, TGI Friday’s, Woodhaven House, Zum Stammtisch, Young Chef’s Academy of Forest Hills, Trader Joe’s (bag of groceries), The Wine Room of Forest Hills (Basket of Cheer), Mr. Cucina (gift basket)