In the News

2020   Planning Team

Karla Walsworth, Event Chair

Cassie Hull, Silent Auction Chair

Holley Rubenstein, Vendor Co-Chair, Operations, Marketing

Brenda Fresch, Silent Auction, Student Art, Operations 

Emily Ehrgott,  Raffle, Operations

Melanie Walker, Vendor Co-Chair & Raffle

Erin Noel, Operations

Adelina Priddis, Publicity & Social Media

Glenda Strohmier, Silent Auction

Gin Ranly,  Silent Auction

Natasha Shallon, Student Art


Why TOC is Important

Taste of Carmel (TOC) is a fundraiser sponsored by Orchard Park Elementary's PTO.  In its 17th year, TOC has become the largest indoor food experience in Carmel, Indiana.  Annually, more than 1,000 guests attend to enjoy specialty food & libations prepared by more than 50 vendors. 


This volunteer run event raises more than 85% of the annual PTO budget which funds things such as classroom materials, field trips, school wide programs, teacher support, and a giving tree.

Orchard Park is unique in the Carmel community, as nearly half of the students benefit from state and federal programs that subsidize school books and lunches. Students come from around the world, providing culturally rich and diverse learning opportunities for all students.  

 Funds are raised at Taste of Carmel through the generosity of vendors, sponsors, local and national businesses, and guests.  Support from the community is greatly appreciated and is invaluable.

Orchard  Park  Superstars

Presented at Taste of Carmel 2017

Orchard  Park Super  Heroes

Presented at Taste of Carmel 2016