The event benefits scholarships for local youth interested in pursuing careers in the food industry.
Last year, money raised from the Taste of San Angelo gave four students $1,200 each to help them reach their goals.
One Central High School graduate is now employed at Blackberry Farms in Tennessee. SAISD Culinary Arts Teacher, Mrs. Gayle Bickel, said that is the number on hotel for food, and her former student works beside a Chef who received the 'James Beard Award,' which is the top award in the country for the food industry.
Bickel says many of her former students keep in touch, and frequently show their gratitude for her nudge towards college.
Senior, Emily Walston, hopes to attend a renowned cooking program at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio, "I could develop myself in the Culinary Arts, and possibly do that as a career one day."