BY BRIANNA KNIBBS
The Queens Economic Development Corp. and Queens Tourism Council will host a showcase for borough cuisine known as Queens Taste at the New York Hall of Science on May 1.
During the event, borough residents will come together to sample foods from numerous restaurants across Queens, said Seth Bornstein, the executive director of the Queens Economic Development Corp.
Rob MacKay, the director of public relations for the Queens Economic Development Corp., said that the event has been held in the borough for 15 years, and first debuted at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The original goal of the event was to showcase the diverse array of cuisine that can be found in Queens. In the years since its launch, it has been held at various locations in the borough.
During the event, a number of eateries are invited to attend and present their signature dish. Also, members of Long Island City’s Entrepreneur Space Kitchen Incubator offer their best selections.
“And that is just a sampling of the many programs we offer that help people—many of whom are women, minorities, and immigrants with low or moderate incomes—grow and sustain small businesses,” Bornstein said.
Queens Taste will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 1. Tickets are on sale for $125 apiece or two for $200. For more information, contact Queens Borough Hall or email Rob MacKay at firstname.lastname@example.org.