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Published: 5/6/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago


On The Town: Taste of the Nation and more

The 17th Annual Taste of the Nation was held Sunday, April 29, 2012, at the Toledo Club. The event welcomed a sold-out crowd of nearly 1,000. Also included are images from the Maumee Valley Chef's Association of the American Culinary Federation's 32nd annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner at Inverness Club.CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE, START SLIDESHOW.

Barb Yavorcik, left, and Julie Kiyas of Zia's, share a laugh. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Barb Yavorcik, left, and Julie Kiyas of Zia's, share a laugh.
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Lee and Summer Arnott attend Taste of the Nation at the Toledo Club. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lee and Summer Arnott attend Taste of the Nation at the Toledo Club.
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Todd VanderPol and Nancy Beckman of Premier Catering prepare food. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Todd VanderPol and Nancy Beckman of Premier Catering prepare food.
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Amanda Rockman of the Bristol and Balena in Chicago, serves a dessert to a patron. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Amanda Rockman of the Bristol and Balena in Chicago, serves a dessert to a patron.
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Partygoers sample foods during the Taste of the Nation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Partygoers sample foods during the Taste of the Nation.
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Brian Lauber helps Claudia Vercellotti sample some food. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Brian Lauber helps Claudia Vercellotti sample some food.
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Cream cheese, panacotta, fennel cured salmon, and caraway cracker, prepared by the Inverness Club. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cream cheese, panacotta, fennel cured salmon, and caraway cracker, prepared by the Inverness Club.
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Diane Larson of 13 ABC WTVG television. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Diane Larson of 13 ABC WTVG television.
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Emily Wares, Negar Cooper, Emily Youssef, and Melanie Burns. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Emily Wares, Negar Cooper, Emily Youssef, and Melanie Burns.
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Joe Amador and Bobby Lumm. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joe Amador and Bobby Lumm.
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A duck slider at the Taste of the Nation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A duck slider at the Taste of the Nation.
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Lacey Massari, left, gets a glass of wine from Melissa Crockett. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lacey Massari, left, gets a glass of wine from Melissa Crockett.
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Angela Jones, left, and Jacqueline Philo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Angela Jones, left, and Jacqueline Philo.
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Jalon and Persis Coates. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jalon and Persis Coates.
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Doughnut balls fry for desserts made by Amanda Rockman of the Bristol and Balena in Chicago. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Doughnut balls fry for desserts made by Amanda Rockman of the Bristol and Balena in Chicago.
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Sharon Simmons and Ron Coffman. Enlarge Sharon Simmons and Ron Coffman.
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Corey W. King and Stephanie Renner. Enlarge Corey W. King and Stephanie Renner.
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From left, Victoria Rackot, Wendy Assally, and Tom Dubase toast to a delightful evening and delicious food. Enlarge From left, Victoria Rackot, Wendy Assally, and Tom Dubase toast to a delightful evening and delicious food.
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Phil and Betsy Barone. Enlarge Phil and Betsy Barone.
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Gretchen and Mark Zyndorf. Enlarge Gretchen and Mark Zyndorf.
Chad Gault of Preferred Catering puts salt caramel sauce on desserts. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Chad Gault of Preferred Catering puts salt caramel sauce on desserts.
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Chris Joseph, Liz Joseph, Brad Joseph, Corrine Joseph, Erica Joseph, and Karen Collum. Enlarge Chris Joseph, Liz Joseph, Brad Joseph, Corrine Joseph, Erica Joseph, and Karen Collum.
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Jasmine and Terry Awls. Enlarge Jasmine and Terry Awls.
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Jeremy and Jamie Fitzgerald. Enlarge Jeremy and Jamie Fitzgerald.
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Paul and Pam Hollenbeck. Enlarge Paul and Pam Hollenbeck.
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Laurie Cohen, James Caldwell, Sheri Liebenthal, and Stevie Grand Lubell. Enlarge Laurie Cohen, James Caldwell, Sheri Liebenthal, and Stevie Grand Lubell.
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Celebrating and sharing laughs for ladies' night were, from left, Eileen Sullivan, Susan Allan Block, Leslie Chapman, Aly Sterling and Molly Reams Thompson. Enlarge Celebrating and sharing laughs for ladies' night were, from left, Eileen Sullivan, Susan Allan Block, Leslie Chapman, Aly Sterling and ...
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Samantha Thompson and Joey Skaff. Enlarge Samantha Thompson and Joey Skaff.
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Steve Thompson and Claudia Vercellotti. Enlarge Steve Thompson and Claudia Vercellotti.
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Celebrating a successful event were Taste of the nation committee chairmen, from left: Ty Szumigala, Terri Thompson, Labib Hajjar, and Marla Schecht. Enlarge Celebrating a successful event were Taste of the nation committee chairmen, from left: Ty Szumigala, Terri Thompson, Labib Hajjar, and ...
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Mellissa Pollack, left, raffle chairman, congratulates Diane Bollin on winning the Toledo Furs sheared beaver coat with lynx collar. Enlarge Mellissa Pollack, left, raffle chairman, congratulates Diane Bollin on winning the Toledo Furs sheared beaver coat with lynx collar....
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Cream cheese, panacotta, fennel cured salmon, and caraway cracker, prepared by the Inverness Club. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cream cheese, panacotta, fennel cured salmon, and caraway cracker, prepared by the Inverness Club.
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Left to right Brandi Smith and Gretchen Fayerweather during the Maumee Valley Chefs' Association 32nd Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Brandi Smith and Gretchen Fayerweather during the Maumee Valley Chefs' Association 32nd Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner....
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Left to right Tom Elliott and Ed Gozdowski during the Maumee Valley Chefs' Association 32nd Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Tom Elliott and Ed Gozdowski during the Maumee Valley Chefs' Association 32nd Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner....
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