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.