Big Taste

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!


We, the staff and board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters, are humbled by the wonderful outpouring of community support we received at this year’s Big Taste. Thank you to all the restaurants and vendors and everyone who came out on a foggy October evening to benefit our organization. It was such a fun event and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Best of Town Winners

We will announce the winners of the Best of Town voting in the Sunday, November 2, edition of the Wausau Daily Herald — or check back on our website for the delicious details!

Community support keeps us strong.

We rely on your participation and the support of our community partners to continue to serve the children of our community. To become an event sponsor for Big Taste 2015 or to learn more about the event, please contact us by email or phone at 715-848-7207. Thank you!

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


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.