On Oct. 6, 2022, United Way of Summit & Medina hosted the 31st annual Taste of Medina County, presented by Leppo Rents. The event, which took place at Weymouth Country Club, brought together an estimated 300 guests to sample food from 10 Medina County restaurants.
Live music was provided by the Other Brothers. The restaurants participating in this year’s event were 9er’s Diner & Pub, The Center Café at Medina County Career Center, Dolce at the Strand, Fox Meadow Country Club, Great Oaks Tavern, Master Pizza, Sérénité Restaurant & Culinary Institute, Spokes Café & Cool Beans Café, Timber Lodge and Weymouth Country Club.
Taste of Medina County brings together local restaurants and gives them the opportunity to showcase their culinary skills. Guests can sample food from each of the restaurants and get a taste for some of the finest food around. Throughout the night, guests cast their votes for their favorite restaurant. The restaurant that earned the most votes and won the coveted Best in Show award was The Center Café. The Center Café is operated by students of the Medina County Career Center’s Chef and Restaurant Management program.
Proceeds from the event support United Way of Summit & Medina’s work in Medina County. In addition to providing supportive services like 211 and Imagination Library, United Way is working to financially empower 2,500 Medina County residents by giving them the tools and skills to budget, save, pay down their debt and increase their credit scores. These services are offered free to residents of Medina County.
“At United Way, we believe in working in our community, with our community and for our community,” said Jim Mullen, president and CEO of United Way of Summit & Medina. “That includes supporting local businesses by providing an opportunity to showcase their extraordinary talents. We’re grateful to our sponsors and the many restaurants that participated. The funds raised at the event will help us provide vital services to Medina County residents that will help them find lasting stability.”