WHAT IS TASTE OF OLEAN -- Olean Business Improvement Association and Jamestown Community College launched the first Taste of Olean in 1991.  Taste of Olean was such a natural idea...with the number of great restaurants we have in the Olean area, the idea of having them all come together to give attendees a ‘taste’ of their great food was just exciting, stated committee members.  The original Tastes were held in Lincoln Park , where upwards of 7,500 people would attend the event.


  
Taste is a great way for the restaurateurs to showcase their talents.  This is a great opportunity to promote the restaurant’s famous dishes, as well as introduce a new menu item.  For the ‘Tastes’ segment of the event, the committee is encouraging restaurants to present “tastes” of foods, not whole meals or sandwiches - smaller portions with affordable costs between 50 cents and $3.50.

The Taste committee also include additional activities and entertainment to draw more people to the fun filled event.  Olean Theatre Workshop hosts the Taste of Talent showcasing local talent entertainment.  The Hospitality Wall of Fame (which began in 2007) recognizes individuals and/or businesses who have made a significant contribution and given exceptional service to the food service/ hospitality industry in the past and who may continue to do so.

Taste of Olean LOCATIONS

1991 - Lincoln Park
1992 - Lincoln Park
1993 - Lincoln Park
1994 - Lincoln Park
1995 - Lincoln Park
1996 - Lincoln Park
1997 - Lincoln Park

1998 - North Union Street
1999 - North Union Street
2000 - North Union Street
2001 - North Union Street
2002 - North Union Street

2003 - Jamestown Community College
2004 - Jamestown Community College
2005 - Jamestown Community College
2006 - Jamestown Community College
2007 - Jamestown Community College
2008 - Jamestown Community College
2009 - Jamestown Community College
2010 - Jamestown Community College
2011 - Jamestown Community College
2012 - Jamestown Community College
2013 - Jamestown Community College
2014 - Jamestown Community College
2015 - Jamestown Community College
2016 - War Veterans Park
2017 - War Veterans Park
 
Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce • 716-372-4433 • info@oleanny.com