Palate: A Taste of Local

Palate: A Taste of Local is an elegant tasting event that builds on the well-established reputation of the Fine Wine and Food Tasting Festival. We've combined the elegant experience you have enjoyed in the past with new elements we know you are going to love. This redesigned special event recently received national recognition, earning a silver medal in the annual Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education Prix d’Excellence! 

Your ticket is all-inclusive, providing access to all of the items available from every vendor attending Palate. There are no extra costs - the only thing you have to worry about, is how you will be able to sample everything.

Begin your evening with a champagne toast as you enter the event space. Palate vendors will offer a variety of food items, including sweet, savoury and international dishes, as well as small batch spirits, craft beer and soda, hand-crafted cocktails and mocktails and other beverages. 

Guests will immerse themselves in central Alberta’s local food and beverage culture, meeting the makers, owners and mixologists that bring these flavours to life while networking with other alumni and guests.

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2024 Vendors

53 on Ross 

Arrae Patisserie 

Big Rock Brewery

Browns Social House

C Zone Coffee

Café Millennium

Cilantro & Chive

Curvy Bottle

Diony Distillery

Field & Forge Brewing


Memphis Blues 


One Eleven Grill 

Oodles of Chocolates

Red Deer Resort & Casino 

Red Deer Polytechnic Cook Apprentice Program

Red Hart Brewing


Silver Devil 

Snake Lake Brewing 

Solarzano Spa

Stems Floral Cafe


Troubled Monk