Big Taste


You’re invited…

Big Brothers Big Sisters annual fundraiser brings Wausau’s finest restaurants, caterers and craft-beverage makers together for an evening benefiting local kids. Voted one of the Best Fundraisers in the 2012 City Pages “Best of” edition!

Big Taste 2014 — Thursday, October 23, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Join us at our new venue, Granite Peak‘s beautiful Sundance Chalet, for a delicious night of food and drink, music, and raffles. Visit the Ferguson Live Kitchen featuring Thrive Foodery and vote on your favorite entrees, appetizers and more from over 20 local restaurants and craft-beverage makers! All proceeds remain local and directly support the matches between the children that we serve and their volunteer mentors.

Reserve your tickets today!

Click here to purchase tickets online or call our office at 715-848-7207.

Community support keeps us strong.

We couldn’t do it without your participation and the support of our community partners. To become an event sponsor or to donate items for our raffles and silent auction, please contact us! Thank you.

A BIG thank you to our 2014 sponsors!

Media Sponsors:
Channel 7 WSAW WIFC""
WSAUWDEZFox Sports 1390

Wine Glass Sponsor:

Tote Sponsor:

Fine Dining Sponsors:

Casual Dining Sponsors:
UMR A United Healthcare Company Office EnterprisesJackman Law Firm

Pub Fare Sponsors:
Ameriprise Financial Cornerstone Advisors Connexus Credit Union American Family Insurance Agents Wood Trust Bank Kwik Trip Hadley Office ProductsWipfli CPAs and Consultants

Cutlery Sponsors:
Marathon County Sheriff's Benevolent Association EO Johnson


Big Taste 2013 Big Chef Showdown
Big Taste 2013 — Big Chef Showdown


Congratulations to the Big Taste 2013 Winners!

Big Chef Showdown: Chef Joe Schulz, The Mint Cafe

Best Appetizer: Carlie and CompanyChicken Wonton Tacos

Best Soup: Becca’s CateringRed Pepper and Smoked Gouda Soup

Best Salad: Carlie and CompanyDried Cranberry and Feta Salad

Best Entrée: Michael’s Supper ClubSeared Beef Tenderloin on Crostini, Topped with Roasted Red Pepper and Gorgonzola Cheese

Best Dessert: The Sweet Life Bakery BoutiquePumpkin Mini Cupcake with Bourbon-Espresso Buttercream Frosting and Caramel Drizzle

Best Overall Beverage: Lil Ole WinemakerWine Slushie

Best Hand-Crafted Beverage: The Great DaneOktoberfest

Best Food Presentation: Red Eye Brewing Company

Best Booth Presentation: The Sweet Life Bakery Boutique

Big Taste 2013 at the Patriot Center
Big Taste 2013 at the Patriot Center — a night of fabulous food and beverages!

View the Big Taste 2013 photo gallery by visiting our Facebook page.