Taste of the World 2018 Photo Recap

OLQM’s annual international food festival on March 11, 2018, had the largest line-up of restaurant and bakery participants yet—38 in all. Attendees were treated to a veritable United Nations of delicacies: Italian, German, French, Irish, Indian, Chinese, Cuban and good old American wings and strawberry shortcake. Ten lucky people took home restaurant gift certificates or baskets of cheer, in addition to the three sweepstakes winners. Special thanks to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and sponsors.

Forest Hills Times coverage (3/14/18)
Queens Gazette coverage

Photos by Robert Schnell, Deacon Greg Kandra, and Denise De Maria

Special Thanks

Volunteers: Denise De Maria, Raz DeAsis, Coordinators; Mel Gagliano, Jackie Cheong, Consuelo LaPorte, Rob Schnell, Keisha Waldropt, Maureen Piatt, Denise Ruiz, Chris Belton, Teresa Wong, Anne Szydlowski, Ampy, Rhon & Aaron Adviento, Lainie & Ryan Taveras, Gina Larraondo, Maria Aguirre, Irene Cimato, Lina Rivera, Maggie Brady, Margaret Saver, and members of the Choir, Single Adults Group, and Confirmation students, who all contributed to the day

Sweet Treats: La Dolce Italia Bakery, Paris Baguette, Homestead Gourmet Shop, Oxford Bake Shop, DuBois Pastry Shoppe, Shake Shack, Martha’s Country Bakery

Raffle Donors: Aigner Chocolates, Austin’s Ale House, Ben’s Best, California Pizza Kitchen, Cinemart Cinemas, Dee’s, Exo Café, Foodtown, Forest Hills Station House, The Natural, Nick’s Bistro, Numero 28, Panera Bread, Roast ‘N Co, Sushi Time, 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)

Scepter Sponsors: Al & Kathy Brand, Brenda Savino Coppin & Dennis Coppin, Jacqueline Lakah (in memory of Antoine Lakah), D. P. Murphy Inc., Veronica McCarthy, Bettyanne McDonough, Mary McGivern, John & Irene Nash, and the Schnell family