‘Taste of the Valley’ celebrates food and businesses of Hemet and San Jacinto

Visitors at Heme San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce Taste of the Valley
Hundreds of visitors at the Hemet San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Taste of the Valley at the Golden Village Palms RV Park, Monday, Jan. 27, line up to get a taste of some of the cuisine offered at different Valley restaurants. Valley News/Tony Ault photo

Hundreds of Hemet and San Jacinto residents filled the Golden Village Palms RV Park meeting hall Monday, Jan. 27, to sample fine food from Valley restaurants, meet with business owners, professionals, medical personnel, Realtors and charity workers at the Taste of the Valley in Hemet.

The annual event was sponsored by the Hemet San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce and brought more than 40 entrants to the event at the RV resort, 3600 W. Florida Ave. in Hemet, to celebrate the fine food offerings in the Valley and the many businesses, schools, health organizations and nonprofit agencies available to residents and visitors.

Top of the list of vendors were the restaurants and food enterprises offering a taste of their foods and desserts free to all who attended. Among those handing out dishes of food were Los Vaqueros Cantina and Grill, Harvard Street Bakery and Cafe, Dogsodog, the San Jacinto High School Culinary Arts program and the new San Chomé Steak and Asian Cuisine Restaurant in Hemet.

There were tables with representatives from many businesses to answer questions about their offerings along with souvenirs of all makes and kinds for the occasion.

Among the vendors were 102.5-FM The Vine; Academy Mortgage; Aloha Village Insurance; Altura Credit Union; American Cancer Society; AMM Home Inspections; Authority Real Estate Inc.; Bank of Hemet East; BBVA Compass Bank; Beltone Hearing Care Center; Birth Choice of Hemet; Boxing for Christ; Brightstar Care of Central Riverside County; Central County United Way; Crossfit Renatus; Dignity Memorial; Divine Appointment Worship Center; Eastern Municipal Water District and ELISD Freedom Foundation.

Additional vendors included EMERGI Ready; Ramona Pageant; Glenda’s Crafts; Golden Era Productions; Habitat for Humanity; Hands of Mercy Day Spa; Hemet Eye Care Center of Optometry; Hemet Modern Dentistry; Hemet Women’s Club; Higher Grounds Coffee; Historic Hemet Theatre; Home Instead Senior Care; Howard Aqua RV Repair; Inter Valley Health Plan; Les Schwab Tires; May Kay Cosmetics, Maximum Diesels, Inc.; Milton’s Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Valley News and others.

Tony Ault can be reached by email at tault@reedermedia.com.