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March 16, 2016 Business and Professional

New networking concept has taste buds watering

A new business networking concept has taste buds watering.

Launched last summer, an organization called Savor the Taste of Business provides an opportunity to make professional connections, enjoy a tasting of gourmet cuisine, and engage in lighthearted fun - all in a home or office setting.

Established by Jennifer Toone Corrigan, owner of marketing firm In Toone Communication, and her husband Dan Corrigan, a well-respected home chef, Savor the Taste of Business helps area professionals meet like-minded business people eager to grow client and customer bases – and make valuable, enterprising connections.

The evening culminates in an unforgettable gourmet tasting featuring delicious meat, seafood, and vegetarian options.

"We introduced the concept and a selection of our tasting options in October at The Big Toast, a food and drink tasting event to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State," said Jennifer Toone Corrigan. "The idea and the food were extremely well-received - in fact, one attendee said she got goosebumps when the concept was explained to her."

According to Corrigan, Savor The Taste of Business enables hosts to choose the location of the event, be it at home or in the office.

"People are able to network in an intimate and comfortable setting," she said. "The host can hand-select the attendees based on potential connections that could be made among them." 

Representatives from Savor the Taste of Business run games which serve as bonding exercises while serving a three-course tasting pre-approved by the host.

Attendees, up to sixteen guests, pre-pay an average of $35 per person which varies slightly based on desired tasting menus. Events are typically held on weeknights and run for 2 hours, from 5:30-7:30pm. 

For more information, visit the organization's Facebook page at this link: http://on.fb.me/1pMdcJY.

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