Taste of Wellesley
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Wellesley
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Tickets can be purchased on-line or at:
Pinnacle Residential Properties
555 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Taste of Wellesley, The Rotary Club of Wellesley Spring Culinary Fundraiser will be a exquisite evening of food, craft beer and boutique liquor tasting, cash bar, Live Auction, Giving Tree Raffle and silent auction showcasing unique art pieces from the Wellesley Society of Artists.  Roche Bros. Supermarkets will offer a signature raw bar; Smith & Wollensky, new to the local food scene will participate and additional tents will round out this festive night!  Proceeds will benefit a variety of good causes but focusing on adolescent wellness and depression prevention at the pre-teen and teen levels in the Wellesley’s school system.  Between 10 and 15% of teens 12 to 17 years old suffer from symptoms of depression at one time and it affects teens regardless of gender, social background, income level or race.
Participating Restaurants
Alta Strada
Bocado Tapas Wine Bar
Cafe Mangal
Caffe Nero
J.P. Licks
Pancho’s Taqueria
Roche Bros. Supermarkets
Smith & Wollensky
Takara Japanese Restaurant & Bar
The Local
The Upper Crust
Tutto Italiano
Complimentary Sips
Astraluna Brands
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewery
Honorary Chairperson
Patti Quigley, Executive Director of Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation
Ted Wyman
Business Attire Recommended
Tickets: $50 per person
At the Door: $60
Diamond Plate Sponsors:
Platinum Plate Sponsors:
Susan Bevilacqua
Frank Rowbotham
Gold Plate Sponsor:
Silver Plate Sponsors:
Jane Neilson, Pinnacle Realtor
Jennifer Maiona & Hillary Morris, Pinnacle Realtors
Teri Adler, Pinnacle Realtor
Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Wellesley programs and services:
  • Preventing youth depression and suicide by teaching healthy coping skills through the Interact peer leadership program that directly connects with hundreds of Wellesley youth
  • Buying books and tutoring for elementary grades
  • Buying 500 trees for 4th graders each Arbor Day
The Peer Leadership and Depression Prevention Project acts to reduce the current 10% of Wellesley middle school students who report they experience suicidal ideation. Rotary trains Interact peer leaders to co-facilitate activities improving coping and problem-solving skills for all ages.
The Tutoring Project provides weekly after-school academic help to improve study skills along with books to improve reading for Wellesley elementary grade students.
The Arbor Day project keeps Wellesley green and fosters youth interest by delivering a sapling to 500 Wellesley fourth graders to plant at home.
The Rotary Club of Wellesley is one of Wellesley’s oldest community service groups and conducts local programs to benefit the Town of Wellesley. Please check the web site www.wellesleyrotary.org  for times and location.  The public is always invited to any Rotary program.  Please make a reservation on our web site’s calendar or call 781-591-0759 to speak with one of our board members.