Taste Test is a restaurant incubator in which aspiring restaurateurs go through a mentorship process to develop their concepts and audition them to the York community for a chance at owning a permanent brick and mortar location downtown.
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Auditions • Cafe • Pop Up Restaurant & Bar • Courtyard Cantina
Most excitingly, this project is part of a collaboration of a few key community organizations. We've received a grant from YorIt, and we've developed a partnership with the York College Department of Hospitality. Their students are instrumental in developing the concepts & business plans and executing them alongside professionals in the industry to gain real world experience & market research.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
First and foremost, come visit!
Stop by the cafe, eat at each concept, give us suggestions, give us your ideas for the next concept. At the end, vote for your favorite that you'd like to see as a permanent fixture. Even consider becoming a part owner of the establishment. Want to be involved in the operation of an upcoming concept?
CAFE (101 S. Duke St.)
Also open on nights of two-week auditions (click here to see schedule).
RESTAURANT & BAR (105 S. Duke St.) :
INFUSION INDIAN KITCHEN HOURS:
TASTE TEST BAR HOURS:
Fri & Sat- 11am-12am
open for customer enjoyment all hours above
outside bartender on duty weeknights and weekends weather permitting
Pitch your idea:
We're looking for interested candidates who have ideas for new restaurant concepts in Downtown York. Locals who want to see their ideas come to fruition can come pitch them at two casting calls next month. Ideas that are chosen will have a chance to audition their concepts in a 3 day series where the community can come and taste the food.
Show up at one of our casting call dates and pitch the Taste Test team your idea, or contact us.