Taste the Future

Taste the Future - Virtual Event

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

7 p.m.

streaming online at


Why support Taste the Future? We're SO glad you asked! Our signature summer event has been a favorite for foodies all over central Ohio, and we can't wait to get back to seeing you all in person in 2022!

But even though we can't all taste together this year, your ticket purchase is an important investment in helping students success. Your support helps our foundation:


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About Taste 2021

Streaming onto your screen from the fabulous kitchens of Mitchell Hall (with surprises from some other favorite local hotspots), Taste the Future will, once again, feature the very best of central Ohio culinary talent.

Featuring even more tempting recipes and thirst-quenching beverages, you'll be immersed in a delectible showcase of small bites and beverages.

Guests can "taste along" and learn with our food and beverage experts-- and throughout the program, we'll weave inspiring messages of gratitude, hope and resilience, featuring Columbus State's incredible students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Stay tuned for the grand finale, when we'll draw one lucky winner of the Taste Ticket Grand Prize-- a spectacular, customized, interactive private culinary experience, designed exclusively for the winner and their guests! Learn more.


New and improved kit, delivered:

This year, Taste the Future Host Committee members and VIPs will receive a "host your household" catering kit to enjoy at home. The kit will include sample small bites and bevvies for four, so that guests tuning in from virtually anywhere can sip along with our sommelier and sample a selection of items "as seen on the screen" without messing up the kitchen!

Buy your VIP ticket, Host Committee membership or sponsorship now to reserve your kit today!


Everyone is welcome to attend, online. Just visit our Taste the Future home page at on August 10th for viewing options.

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Buy a Taste Ticket for your chance to win!

Your Taste Ticket purchase enters you into our Grand Prize Drawing—and one lucky winner will be announced live during the grand finale of our virtual broadcast on August 10th. We'll draw one lucky winner of the Taste Ticket Grand Prize—a spectacular, custom culinary experience Mitchell Hall, the state-of-the-art hospitality hub at Columbus State.

Check back soon for more details on the Grand Prize, and buy your ticket for a chance to win!


Ticket and Sponsorship Levels

The deadline to purchase sponsorships/tickets that include a "host your household" catering kit is July 30, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. We will do our best to accommodate late orders, but cannot guarantee kit availability or delivery after that date and time.

The deadline for credit roll recognition is July 30, 2021 at 12:00 p.m., however tickets purchased through August 10, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. are still eligible to win the Grand Prize.

For those who support this event at VIP levels, your "Host Your Household" Catering Kit will feature a selection of savory and sweet small bites, as well as beverages and other surprises. Delivery is available to addresses within a 30-mile radius of downtown Columbus. More details about delivery will be communicated in July.


$1,000 Individual Sponsor


$500 Host Committee


$300 Local Flavor VIP


$100 Individual Supporter

Interested in Sponsorship Levels (starting at $2,500)?

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* Kit delivery is restricted to central Ohio physical addresses within 30 miles of downtown Columbus. Each kit will include a variety of food, beverage and SWAG items from local partners. More information will be announced this summer... stay tuned!

All proceeds go to the Columbus State Foundation and a portion of your gift is tax deductible.

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