Taste of St. Francis

Fun, Family, Fellowship & Flavors!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

6:00-8:30 PM

The Ladies Auxiliary annual "Taste of St. Francis". The parish-wide event will feature a food tasting contest. The food tasting contest will offer several categories to choose from, so we hope to draw as many entries as possible from our culturally diverse Parish. Individuals, families and ministries are invited to participate with food entries or as volunteers at the event.

There is NO CHARGE to enter a dish in the event. The cost to enter to eat & vote for your favorite dish is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family (immediate family).

  • Food Tasting Categories

  • Appetizers
  • Main Dish/Casserole
  • Chili & Soups
  • Desserts
  • Contest Rules
  • Prize Categories

  • People's Choice (in each category)
  • Top Chef (Judges' Favorite Overall)
  • Most Unique
  • Best Decorated
  • Additional Information

  • The Squire Roses will be selling water & drinks.
  • This Year's Winners

  • Top Chef $250 to ministry of their choice:
    Leelavathi Dias - Butter Chicken Masala
  • 1st place in each category:
    • Apps: Raymond Dimas - Grilled Buffalo Wings
    • Chili/soups: Alex Orta - Tomato Basil Soup
    • Main dish: Leelavathi Dias - Butter Chicken Masala
    • Dessert: Nancy Williams - Banana Créme Supreme
  • 2nd place in each category:
    • Apps: Rachel Krsysiak - Spanakopita
    • Chili/soups: Chris Wilkerson - Wilkerson Chicken Noodle Soup
    • Main dish: Lilian O - Nigerian Fried Rice
    • Dessert: Claire and Catherine Hill - Apple Crisp
  • Most Unique:
    • Allie Chilek - Tiny But Mighty (like me) Inspired Mini (Quail) Deviled Eggs
  • Best decorated:
    • Sheila Mbaka - Leelavathi Pilau and vegetarian stew

Food Entry

Are you ready to show off your culinary expertise? Want to see how you stack up against your fellow parishioners in the kitchen? Register your entry on our Signup Genius page so we can lock you into the contest. Entry deadline is Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Volunteer Sign Up

We need many volunteers for set up/breakdown and floating during the event. To volunteer, please contact Ann McElroy at annmack24@yahoo.com.

For questions or additional information, please contact our event chair:

Shannon Terry

or check out our Event FAQ document.