Taste of Tamarac

October 13th, 2018

About Us

Taste of Tamarac, October 13th, 2018 – will be a great thing to do if you like food, fun and community events. Every year for the last 15 years the Tamarac (now Tamarac North Lauderdale) Chamber of Commerce has brought restaurants together to showcase their delicious delights. Now over 30 restaurants participate including national chains, independent owners, caterers small and large makes this Saturday lunch one of many choices and one not to be missed.

We invite everyone to meet our partners, participating restaurants, participating businesses and non-profits and to sample all the food you can eat whilst having fun to music and watching the performances. Collect a bag and fill it with giveaways, coupons, and menus and meet the staff from your local businesses that are in your community.

Everyone from everywhere is welcome to our Fall Festival, you can dress up in costume (best costume award), wear orange and black and get free raffle ticket as we celebrate October and business. This is a great event where you can bring the family and be entertained, meet new people and have a delicious tasty lunch all for $10 (adult) $5 (12 and under) under 5’s free. You can go online and if you buy in advance up to a week before so you can save, prices will be $8 (adult) $4 (12 and under) online.

Our organization loves to support our community we kindly ask you donate tinned food for Family Central Food Drive, just drop off at the event and help the needy in our area.

So bring your canned food, your dancing shoes, your Fall Festival outfit, your appetite and spend some time with us at the 15th Annual Taste of Tamarac, October 13th, 2018 at the Tamarac Community Center, 8601 W Commercial Blvd, Tamarac FL 33319. It will be the best Taste of …… you have been too.

Kid’s Corner

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The Taste of Tamarac has grown over the past 15 years and has become a great community event that children love to attend! Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy the Kids’ Corner which will keep them entertained with music, face painting and lots of activities. PLUS, exhibitors at the Taste of Tamarac will be offering fun educational activities…and what kid doesn’t like to sample food?

Bring the whole family to the 15th Annual Taste of Tamarac for a great family afternoon of food and fun on October 13th from 11:30am-3pm at the Tamarac Community Center.

Chef’s Corner

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Expand your food experiences by attending the 15th Annual Taste of Tamarac on October 13th with live cooking demonstrations by Chefs from local restaurants and high schools. These chefs will speak and demonstrate their culinary skills and provide a tasting.

If you are more interested in preparing food than eating it, the Taste of Tamarac will give attendees the opportunity to learn something about cooking fine meals. There will be live cooking demos, complete with step-by-step narration of food preparation, so you will be able to put what you learn to  use.

Get a first-hand look at the talented chefs, along with their affiliate schools and companies, and will get a glimpse into what makes their cuisine so fantastic.

For those more interested in tasting the food, we promise to delight your taste buds with food samples from all of the accredited chefs and restaurants at the Taste of Tamarac.

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Chef Shermika Lyons "Chef Mika"

Chef Shermika Lyons known to all her students as "Chef Mika" is a native Floridian from Miami. Chef Mika enjoys cooking and teaching so much that she left behind a career in law to pursue her love and passion for cooking. Chef Mika graduated from the International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with a Bachelor Degree in Culinary Management. She enjoys preparing all types of cuisines from Floribbean to European, and invites her students to discover their “inner chef” when cooking and baking any delicious creation. Chef Mika is a certified Chef with the American Culinary Federation and is the newly elected President of the Broward Chapter of the organization. Chef Mika has been teaching at ARC Broward Learning Institute for the past 2 year and is the Lead Chef Instructor, she truly enjoys teaching culinary theories and concepts to her students in addition to preparing them to enter the culinary workforce via ARC Broward Learning Institute’s 16 week entry level Culinary Arts program. Chef Mika is a resident Chef in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Chefs move to schools healthy eating initiative and travels to many elementary schools in Broward County creating healthy eating presentations for school-age children, she especially loves making appearances at her daughter’s elementary school. In her spare time Chef Mika is also the owner and executive chef of Chef Mika’s, LLC; a full service catering company (www.chefmika.com). She was recently featured in “Go Riverwalk Magazine” as One of Fort Lauderdale’s Top Favorite Female Chefs!!


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Chef Michelle Jones "Chef Jones"

Chef Michelle Jones "Chef Jones" of City of Tamarac, Youth Recreation Cooking Program and Here's Help, Inc., Culinary Arts Program. Chef Jones has been involved in the culinary world for the past 20 years. She has always had a creative and imaginary side and decided to pursue a degree in Interior Design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. After receiving a degree in Interior Design, she decided to switch majors and pursue her passion for food with acquiring a Bachelors Degree in Culinary Arts & Management.This is where her love for food expresses itself through tasteful creations in the kitchen and through her imaginative dishes from varied cuisines.

Chef Jones has always had a heart for others and loves to give back to her community. She has made it one of her main priorities to support healthy eating habits catering especially to the younger generation. She supports Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program, which is "America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids" and has been working with the Mayors of different South Florida cities for several years implementing a similar program called "Let's Jump".

She is constantly creating fun, healthy, easy recipes that she shares and teaches through summer camp cooking classes, as well as evening classes in the surrounding cities for young people so that they can enjoy a healthier and more productive lifestyle. Her addiction to this cause has led her to acquire sponsorship from some of the biggest companies in South Florida like the Jamaican food giant Grace Kennedy and the Spanish-American spice giant Badia.