Either you’re planning for a wedding, Christmas party, a birthday party, or tasting event for a catering service. No matter what it is the food served plays a crucial role in the delight of your guests. You’ve probably encountered guests commenting about the taste and quality of the food that was served. Outside of the people in attendance, the food is the most important part of an event.

While we don’t have the same tastes, everyone’s able to identify food and service quality. Food tasting events are significant not just because you’re able to sample the food catering service offers, but you’re able to learn about the ingredients, the preparation, and the story of the food. This story can be particularly impactful if you’re serving any kind of ethnic food.

If you’re trying to put up a food tasting event either for caterers or simply organize a small event for friends and family, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we present food tasting names you can use for an event.

Food Tasting Event Name Ideas

Here are some good food tasting event name suggestions you can use for your next event you can use for almost any occassion.

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  • The Cream of the Crop Food Tasting Festival
  • The Best of the West Coast
  • Meat Lovers Food Festival
  • All-Day Breakfast Food Festival
  • Chix and Steak Cookfest
  • Desserts Only Food Tasting Event
  • Global Cuisine Food Festival
  • Gourmet Sandwich Tasting Event
  • The Great Burger Cook-Off
  • Food Reimagined
  • The Birthplace of New Food
  • Food Loading…
  • Big Box Food Tasting Event
  • Exotic Food Cook Fest
  • Bright Side Food Tasting Event
  • Sampling in the City
  • Sampling in the Suburbs
  • The Eat Event
  • The Pals Picnic

Healthy Food Event Names

Healthy food is the craze nowadays mostly due to people’s changing lifestyles. Planning for a healthy food tasting event may be a good idea to entice more of your family and friends to come. Here are some healthy food event names you can use that fit this popular theme.

  • Organic Satisfaction
  • Clean Living Food Tasting Event
  • Vegans Only Food Fest
  • Healthy Meals Tasting Event
  • Fruits and Veggies Stop
  • Zero Fat Cook Fest
  • Seafood Tasting Galore
  • Healthy Drink Options
  • Creative Salad Recipes
  • Lean Beef Cook-Off
  • Grilly Healthy Tasting Event
  • Nutritional Snacks Tasting Event
  • Hearty Breakfast Options
  • Fresh Foods to Taste
  • Never Too Late to Start Fresh
  • Fresh Food Feeding Frenzy

Wine Tasting Party Name Ideas

Sampling, swigging, and enjoying new wines is a hobby for drinkers of this beverage. Organizing a wine tasting party is a great way to spend quality time with friends and family. We’ve come up with some wine tasting party event names you can use if you’re planning to put up one.

  • Wine Connoisseurs Only
  • Blended Wine Tasting Event
  • All American Wine Tasting Party
  • French Food and Wine Tasting Party
  • 5 S’ Wine Tasting Party
  • Trays and Serving Boards Food and Wine party
  • Five Wines Tasting Event
  • Homebrew Wine Tasting Party
  • Hit the Bottle Tasting Event
  • Vineyards Best
  • Sweetness of Wine Tasting Party
  • Californian Pinot Blanc
  • Mixed Wine Specials
  • Fine Wines Tasting Party
  • Viticulture’s Finest Tasting Party
  • The Red Party

Appetizer Party Name Ideas

Appetizers are a great way to kick off an event. These little bites are ideal way to offer samples to guests and allow them to taste a little bit of everything without getting too full. What a better way to sample some of your appetizing creations than putting up your own appetizer tasting party. Here are some great appetizing party names to use.

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  • Gut Appetizers Food Fest
  • Starter Snacks
  • Amazing Food Cocktails
  • Canape’s Best
  • Food Entrees Galore
  • First Course of Course
  • Main Course Stimulants
  • For Starters
  • Generous Salads
  • Prosciutto Mucho
  • Vegetable Starters
  • Serving Board Entrees
  • Finger Foods First
  • Chips and Dips
  • Cheese Please!
  • Small Bite Central

Housewarming Party Food Ideas

Housewarming parties have become a tradition for people right after moving into their new residence. It’s an event where hosts can present their new home with families and friends.

A housewarming party can never be complete without food of course. Here are some housewarming party food idea names you can use for your next event.

  • Beer Tasting Housewarming Party
  • Cake Selections Tasting Party
  • Choose Your Juice Housewarming Party
  • Spread the Bread Housewarming Party
  • All Desserts Housewarming Event
  • Breakfast Supreme Housewarming Party
  • Housewarming Chocolate Party
  • Cookie Tasting Party
  • Popcorn Deluxe Tasting Party
  • Mimosa Bar Housewarming Party
  • S’mores Bar Housewarming Party
  • Tropical Island Housewarming Party
  • Tutti Fruity Housewarming Party
  • Housewarming Brewed Coffee Party
  • Housewarming Pizza Party
  • Welcome Home Party

How to Organize A Tasting Party

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Organizing a tasting party can be an ambitious task for most party organizers. Not only do you need to attract the right people to the event, but you’ve got an offer a unique food tasting experience. If you’re new to organizing tasting parties, it would be best to have a guide on where to start and the laundry list of things you need to prepare. We’ve prepared a brief guide on how you would go about planning your first tasting party.

  1. Choose your category. The first step in planning any tasting party is knowing what type of food or beverages you intend to let your guests taste. Other than the things you believe they will enjoy, you can also select foods that you think they are curious about, but haven’t tried yet. This will give them a feeling of anticipation about what you can expect.
  2. Narrow down your selection. From the initial step, you may have a lot of things in mind. Different people have different tastes of course, but you won’t be able to serve every type of cuisine possible at a single event. Instead find a niche to focus on like pizza, Italian food, sushi, appetizers or other themes already mentioned in this post. Do an elimination process to determine what your guests could agree on. It also helps to select a theme so you could focus on a particular type or group of food. Just make sure you select food pairs well with each other. Don’t forget about the beverages that could enhance these flavors too.
  3. Shopping. Once you’ve decided what you want to prepare, now is the time to head to the grocery store and stock up on supplies. You may also want to consider purchasing beverages to serve before, during, and after tasting. If you are unable to find the food you intend to prepare locally, you can research online for specialty shops that will ship the ingredients you need.
  4. Set Up Everything. This is the time you need to organize everything that you’ve planned. Consider everything from pens, tableware, and even printed tasting sheets so you can get feedback from your guests. This is also the time to organize the serving table and what food needs to be in the same area. Start with the milder flavors going into the strong ones to prepare your guest’s palate gradually. Doing it the other way around may turn off some of your guests and might not continue with the food tasting at all. You may also consider preparing background information for each delicacy and where to buy them for guests who could be interested.
  5. Food Tasting. As a host, here’s where your PR skills take the front seat. Invite your guests to the first food and lead them through the order. Encourage them to focus and take notes on their thoughts, then you may discuss with them the sample afterward. Before going to the next food, it would be advisable to offer them water to cleanse their palate and be ready for the next food in line.

As you can see there’s plenty to organize even when hosting a small tasting event for friends. But don’t forget to enjoy the process as well. Food tasting events can be powerful ways to be introduced to interesting people, nurture relationships and sample foods you’ve never tried. If you want to learn more about starting your own catering business, read our detailed guide on the topic.

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