Taste of the Browns
Honorary event co-chairs, Cleveland Browns All-Pro Guard Joel Bitonio; Pro Football Hall of Famer and Cleveland Browns Legend Joe Thomas; and Chef Rocco Whalen of Fahrenheit, will be joined by other current Cleveland Browns players and alumni to raise awareness and funds for local Northeast Ohio families. This year’s fundraiser features some of the region’s finest restaurants, including Blue Point Grille, Sora, Fahrenheit, Lago East Bank and Collision Bend Brewing Company.
“The Greater Cleveland Food Bank and the Cleveland Browns can’t wait to celebrate our 25th Annual Taste of the Browns, a significant milestone that wouldn’t be possible without the ongoing commitment of the Northeast Ohio community,” said Kristin Warzocha, President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. “In recent years, requests for our services have grown and it is support of events like Taste of the Browns that lets us continue to meet the need for nutritious food.”
Not only are guests able to sample the city’s best cuisine and mingle with current Browns players and alumni, but a silent auction will also be available to bid on throughout the evening to benefit the Food Bank. The auction opens online on September 26, with bidding continuing online and in-person until the conclusion of Taste of the Browns, providing a wonderful opportunity for those unable to attend the fundraiser but wanting to show their support.
The event will be in the Moen Lake Club at Cleveland Browns Stadium from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. General admission tickets are $225, VIP tickets $300 and Hall of Fame Club tickets $350. Tickets are inclusive of all food and beverages, a complimentary souvenir glass and valet parking. The Club 25 VIP Lounge features exclusive food and beverage tastings, along with mingling with Cleveland Browns players and alumni. The Hall of Fame Club ticket includes the benefits of the previous ticket levels as well as exclusive access to the TCP Club for an intimate social hour with sponsors from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Food Bank.
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of this event. Presenting the event this year is NOCO. Their Champion Sponsor is Medical Mutual. The Hall of Fame Experience Sponsor is Nestlé. MVP Sponsors of the event include Sanson Produce, Key Bank, Lubrizol, and Rockport Ready Mix. To see a full list of sponsors please visit www.GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org/Taste.
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is a community partner of the Cleveland Browns First and Ten initiative, established in June 2014 to inspire fans to volunteer at least 10 hours each year. In the past five years, more than 2.5 million volunteer hours have been pledged in Northeast Ohio and local communities through the initiative.
For more event information or to order tickets, call (216) 738-2139 or visit www.GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org/Taste. A full list of participating restaurants and online bidding instructions can be found here.