The Original Taste

Executive Council 70 brings decades of experience hosting the Valley’s premier food & wine event benefiting over 100 children’s charities each year. Presented by Executive Council Charities, this year’s event at the Scottsdale Civic Center promises to bring the delicious food and libations of events past with elevated experiences for all.
Combining the Valley’s best restaurants, world class wine, premium cocktails, and entertainment in an exclusive new and improved setting that you won’t want to miss. This is not your average taste – this is The Original Taste.

Must be 21 or over to attend.


Scottsdale Civic Center

April 13, 2024 I 7PM - 11PM


Executive Council Charities is an Arizona 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to support local youth-based charities and programs that have significant impact helping kids overcome adversity and reach their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens. Executive Council Charities supported more than 100 charities this past year, distributing more than $2.2 million! Benefiting charities include Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, UMOM New Day Centers, Salt River Community Children’s Foundation, Child Crisis Arizona and many more.



Established as the volunteer force supporting the activities of Executive Council Charities, Executive Council 70 is a group of 70 professionals dedicated to helping our community’s youth through a series of fundraising events and initiatives.

Current Taste Leadership:

Connor McClain, Chairman

2023 – Kyle Jennings

2022 – Cory Shepard

2024 Participating Restaurants