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A unique, highly-creative celebration of life's most vibrant moments

La Joie de Vivre!

Held on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, at the DuPont County Club, A Taste for Art - Springtime in Paris was a phenomenal success because of YOU! With abundant gratitude we thank the countless individuals who contributed generously to showcase once again, together we will transform the lives and futures of Delaware's children and families.

Thank You for helping us raise over $67,000!!

Please enjoy these wonderful images of the evening courtesy of our student photographers


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Coming Soon! A Taste for Art  - Spring 2023!

We encourage you to scroll down and learn more about the host committee, sponsors, artists, student chefs, staff, and volunteers who made our 2022 event a true celebration of la joie d'vivre!

Event Features

NEW! Bourbon & Bouchées VIP Hour: Award-winning chef Robbie Jester, whose accolades include amongst many others being voted Delaware News Journal's Best Chef Upstate for three consecutive years and beating Bobby Flay on the Food Network, will host a live cooking demonstration paired with an expert-led bourbon tasting by the Wilmington Whiskey Club.

20+ Local Artisans: Offering original pieces in a variety of mediums ranging from watercolors to acrylics, jewelry to ceramics and more with 25% of on-site sales being donated to Children & Families First. To view this years featured artists please click here.

Talented Student Chefs: Hosting themed culinary stations during the main event where they prepare and serve delectable small plates and desserts.

NEW! Immersive Art: Entertaining and engaging our guests with themed music, performances, and interactive experiences that will immerse you in the vibrant culture of Parisian life.

Open Bar: Sip from a variety of wines, craft beers, and custom cocktails.


NEW! Silent Auction: Bid to win 20+ unique high-end items and experiences.


The Artists


The Student Chefs

DelCastle Technical High School

Howard High School

William Penn High School

The Host Committee

Katy Connolly, Event Chair

Melissa Bilek

Mary Bowler

Sherry Brilliant

Angela Case

Mary Jo Chandler

Becca Gulino

Rachel Harad

Stacy Horowitz

Susan Kelley

Jennie Lowe

Nicole Magnusson

Shauna McIntosh

Molly Goeller Moretti

Kim Pridemore

Sarah Rogatz

Deborah Ross

Gina Schoenberg

Bianca Scott

Janice Tigani

Kirstin Wagner

Merci Beaucoup!

To Our Generous Corporate Sponsors

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Joan & Art Connolly Family Foundation


Senator Tizzy Lockman

& John Collins

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Dr. Ginsberg

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Individual Sponsors

Chip and Katy Connolly * Fred and Marian Cottrell * Tam and Darrin DeFer *

Rachel and Todd Harad * Susan and Bernie Kelley * Heather O'Connell * Gregory and Deirdre Pettinaro * Michael and Maureen Rhodes * Jeffery Sills * Meghan and Jamie Walls

& Silent Auction Donors

BBC Tavern & Grille, Branmar Liquors, Bayside Resort Golf Club, Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Becca Mathias Photography, Chez Nicole Hair & Nail Salon, Evolve Esthetique, Geico, Gloss Salon, The Grand Opera House, Kings Dominion, Lara Koppmann Fine Art Portraiture, Longwood Gardens, Moore Brothers Wine Company, Paradise Studio Fine Art, Paradox Winery, Swigg, Tribe Salon, Total Wine, University of Delaware, with many more to come!

Questions?    Steff DiMartine, Event Coordinator     302-750-0159    stephanie.dimartine@cffde.org