Taste of Delaware

Students from Delcastle Technical High School’s
culinary program help vendors at one of the Hill’s
most popular events.

The Taste of Delaware Reception in Washington, D.C. is hosted by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and honorary host U.S. Senator Chris Coons. Held each year on the first week of December, the event honors the traditions that made our state the first to ratify the United States Constitution, the document that continues to protect our nation's freedom, laws, and liberty. Delaware is one of America’s largest producers of corn, milk and soybeans. Sussex County, Delaware ranked first among America’s counties in broiler chicken production. Delawareans have turned many of these products into world class cuisine. From the legendary pizza pies of Grotto Pizza to the homemade ice cream at UDairy Creamery, just to name a few, Delaware products are well known for their fresh, natural and tasty ingredients. With wonderful resources, scenic beaches, parks and tax-free shopping, Delaware has worked hard to become a place that residents, travelers and businesses enjoy.

Each December, vendors travel to the country’s capital to showcase Delaware’s lively culinary scene and tourist attractions. If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring this year’s event, contact Kelly Wetzel at (302) 576-6564 or email

6th Annual Taste of Delaware - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Students from Delcastle Technical High School help Dana Herbert, winner of Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker, decorate his desserts.

U.S. Senator John McCain smiles for the camera with the Mark Raphaelson of Johnnie's Dog House.

UDairy Creamery, located at the University of Delaware, makes homemade ice cream with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Muscian and wine expert Paul Cullen serves his Sonata Wine and plays for the crowd.

U.S. Senator Chris Coons poses with Danielle Wilson of Chic Treats.

Waggies by Maggie & Friends is a Delaware non-profit whose mission is to employ persons with intellectual disabilities.