Burlingame High School’s Taste of the Town

Written by Raziel Ungar and posted in these categories: Education, High School, Videos

Burlingame High School’s Taste of the Town is your best opportunity of the year to sample the best cuisine in Burlingame all in one spot all at one time. The value of your ticket is a fraction of the value of the quality food you’ll be eating! Plus, all the proceeds go directly to the BHS Parents Group.The next Taste of the Town is Sunday, March 4 from 1-4 pm at the San Francisco Marriott Waterfront in Burlingame.  That’s right. . .it’s a new location, and day of the week.

30th Anniversary of BHS Taste of the Town: Party Like It’s 1981!

To donate, sponsor, or buy raffle tickets, please visit the Taste of the Town website by clicking here.

WHAT: This is BHS PG’s biggest fundraiser, netting over $100,000 in prior years.  “Your participation in this event continues a long tradition of community support for BHS,” says Chris Holleran, Principal at BHS. “Our students benefit directly from the funds raised at the event and throughout the year by our amazing parent volunteers.  Thank you for your generosity and for attending Taste of the Town.”

It is an excellent opportunity to sample food and drink from Burlingame’s restaurant and beverage companies all under one roof: the Burlingame Recreation Center.  Although this venue is familiar to all, it will be transformed for the event. ‘PARTY LIKE IT’S 1981’ has been chosen as this year’s theme to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the event. Jim Skeels, Burlingame’s Parks and Recreation Director says, “The Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to again join forces with Burlingame High School in hosting their annual fundraiser, Taste of the Town. We value the importance of this event for the school and the impact that it has for the students, faculty and families that support school activities.  The City of Burlingame and BHS have had a long positive relationship and this is yet another example of how well this works.  With the event celebrating its 30th anniversary, the last four of which we have hosted at the Recreation Center, we value not only this remarkable event but also the cooperative spirit between the school and the community.  We encourage all to participate, enjoy, and support this significant event.”

Fabulous prizes could be yours with the purchase of a winning raffle ticket.  The 150+ item silent auction for the event will be available for on-line preview as the date approaches. Live music by BHS’s finest musicians and performers will set the mood for a fun evening!  And a DJ will be playing ‘80s tunes!

WHERE: Burlingame Recreation Center – 850 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame

COST: $50 in advance; $60 at the door

MEDIA CONTACT: Kathleen Williams, kathleen at poplabmarketing.com or Nancy Agatiello, nagatiello at aol.com

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Raziel Ungar, Burlingame Properties: We're here at the Burlingame Recreation Center for Burlingame High School's "Taste of the Town" and there should be several dozen restaurants and there's going to be hundreds of people from the community; this is the biggest fundraiser for Burlingame High School of the year. There's music, you can sample food from all your favorite places in Burlingame. And it's a total blast. It actually raises tens of thousands of dollars, which goes right back into Burlingame High School, and I think the level of parent involvement is one of the things that makes Burlingame High a real special place.

Cheryl Partee, Chair, Taste of the Town: Taste of the Town is the event where we invite all of the local restaurants to help support our school; it's the only fundraiser that are Burlingame High School does each year. The restaurants come and they supply their food and their labor, and pretty much 600 people attend this event each year, and all of the money goes directly into the classrooms for the students.

Cindy Montgomery, President, Burlingame High School Parent Group: I wish I could say I love the food, but I rarely get to eat so I usually have a glass of wine and run around and follow the auction items, but it's a great community event.

We get a huge turnout, not just from parents, but a lot of teachers and administrators; a lot of community members, city council people. It's just a big, fun event. We hope it goes on forever.

Hacie Kurt, Owner, Ristorante Rocca: I've been coming to the Taste of the Town, it's been three years and am willing to do it for many years, as long as it goes on I'll be here. I love to do it and I love to help the community, and I love to help the schools, you know.

Ning, Owner, Ning’s Kitchen: My restaurant, located almost across the street from Burlingame High School, and both of my children went to and graduated from Burlingame High School. I love to participate in the Taste of the Town. This is my third year, and it's so successful. The people are so wonderful, the participants, everyone is so wonderful.

Ken Wornick, BHS Parent & Owner of La Honda Winery: Well, my wife and I, when we moved back from out-of-state, we had a choice of a lot of different cities in the state of California, and we decided to come back to Burlingame because it's a great town with fantastic education programs--from Washington School, to BIS, all the way to Burlingame High.

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    Thanks for the info!  Will be there.

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