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Big Taste


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


Participating local kitchens are stationed at booths where they will provide samples of their menu item(s) to attendees. During the event, a “Best of Town” competition will take place. Local kitchens will compete for your vote in the following categories:

  • Best Appetizer
  • Best Soup
  • Best Salad
  • Best Entrée
  • Best Dessert
  • Best Hand-Crafted Beverage
  • Best Beer
  • Best Overall Beverage
  • Best Booth Presentation
  • Best Food Presentation

The winners of each category are determined by attendee votes and are announced in the Wausau Daily Herald.

Big Taste will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 5pm — 8pm at the beautiful Sundance Chalet at Granite Peak Ski Area.



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 who need our help. 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! 

Here are some ways you can support Big Taste:

  • Attend the event with your family or your coworkers.
  • Consider sponsoring Big Taste at one of the available sponsorship levels. Please contact us by email or phone at 715-848-7207.
  • Donate items for our raffles and silent auction, or making a monetary donation.
  • Provide in-kind support to our agency,

Thank you for your consideration of support. We look forward to another successful event.


Thank you 2015 Sponsors:

Media Sponsors:
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Amateur Chef Showdown Sponsors:



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Beer Glass Sponsor:

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Entertainment Sponsor:


Casual Dining Sponsors:
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Pub Fare Sponsors:

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Cutlery Sponsors:
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2014 Best of Town Winners:

Best Appetizer: 2510Gorgonzola Steak Bites

Best Soup: Michael’s Supper ClubLobster Bisque

Best Salad: Lisa’s Sweet ShoppeBroccoli Salad

Best Entrée: Wish Steak HouseRibeye Rolls with Chef Joel’s Secret Sauce

Best Dessert: Lisa’s Sweet ShoppeMaple Bacon Fritters

Best Food Presentation: Kim’s BS SaucePulled Pork Sundaes

Best Booth Presentation: Lisa’s Sweet Shoppe & Lisa’s at Lakeside

Best Overall Beverage: Lil Ole WinemakerStrawberry Margarita Wine Slushie

Best Beer: Bull Falls Brewery (dist. by Mid-Wisconsin Beverage)Oktoberfest

Best Hand-Crafted Beverage: Sprecher Brewery (dist. by Central Beer Distributors)Hard Root Beer