Taste of Success 2016

By Entrepreneur Works (other events)

Monday, April 18 2016 6:00 PM 8:00 PM EST

VOTE for People's Choice and Most Innovative!

Taste of Success is Entrepreneur Works' annual cook-off/bake-off contest, networking event, cocktail party, and prime opportunity to connect with our clients over tasty treats. We invite 12 early-stage food entrepreneurs to compete for cash prizes, and we invite you to help us celebrate their achievements!

This year, we’re asking our contestants: Who’s Your Inspiration? Which relative, friend, mentor, or stranger inspired you to start cooking and go into the food business? And what can you tell us about this person through the special dish you create for Taste of Success 2016?

At Entrepreneur Works, we know exactly who inspires us: our talented, hardworking clients who start and grow their businesses despite the obstacles they encounter along the way. Our clients’ persistence and drive inspires us to keep offering our small business lending, training and relationship-building services to help these entrepreneurs succeed.

We are also thrilled to announce that Jim Donovan, Anchor and Consumer Reporter with CBS3/CW Philly 57, will emcee our event once again this year, and Chef Tim Spinner (of Cantina Feliz and others) as well as Mike Sultan, one of the chef partners at Revolution Taco (a 2016 Entrepreneur Works loan client) will serve as two of our guest chef judges!

And most importantly: YOU get to sample the contestants' offerings before voting for our People's Choice and Most Innovative Awards! The event will also feature a unique raffle (featuring products from Entrepreneur Works clients as prizes!), an open bar, catered snacks and more.

Raffle tickets are $10 and prizes include: Apple TV, Soul Circus box seats, $100 Garces Group gift card, a signed Eagles jersey, Wild Mantle headband, Minkee Blue handbag. 

As always, event proceeds will go to support Entrepreneur Works' programs, which provide much-needed business support services and access to capital for local entrepreneurs.

Want to help us make Taste of Success 2016 our best event yet? Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available! Please contact President & CEO Leslie Benoliel at (215) 545-3100, Ext. 223 or [email protected] for more information.


Confirmed Sponsors (as of 4/8/16):

$5,000 (Pastry Chef) Level:

East River Bank

$2,500 (Sous Chef) Level:


Customers Bank 

Elite MGA and Elite P&C

$1,000 (Taste of Success Contestant) Level:

Urban Partners

Webster Group with Morgan Stanley

Hotaling Investment Management LLC


Fox Rothschild LLP


Prudential Savings Bank

Ruotolo, Spewak & Co.

$500 (Connoisseur) Level:

Citrin Cooperman

Momjian Anderer

Main Street Abstract Company 

Philly Office Retail 

Bank of America

Robert Palmer

Mark Delowery

Don Haskin

Stradley Ronon

$250 (Taste Tester) Level:

JNA Capital, Inc.


McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

Maple Settlement Services

FX Duffy & Co.

D.A.R. Industrial

David M. Twer & Associates 

LCG Ltd.

Greenstreet Coffee Roasters

Iron Stone Strategic Capital Partners

DALE Corporation

Direct Mortgage Loan Company 



Weir and Partners

Cappozi Real Estate

In-Kind Sponsors:

Victory Brewing Company

Greenstreet Coffee Roasters

Exclusive Media Sponsor: