Chef David Puser, shown at the 2008 Taste of Newark, will make a return visit this year. The event will be held Sept. 29 at UD's Old College.

Sept. 29: Taste of Newark

10th annual Taste of Newark food festival to be held at Old College

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11:16 a.m., Sept. 4, 2013--The 10th annual Taste of Newark food festival will be held from noon-3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, on the lawn of the University of Delaware’s Old College in Newark.

Tickets are $45 each if purchased before the event and $60 at the door. They are limited and it is expected they will sell out quickly.

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Taste of Newark guests can enjoy the culinary delights of more than 50 Newark restaurants accompanied by the finest area wine distributors. 

A special guest will be executive chef David Puser, who has worked as a chef in Switzerland since 1989 and has served for more than a decade as the executive chef of the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality. 

Puser, who is making a return visit to Taste of Newark, began his lifelong fascination with cooking after his first job as a busboy in his native California. He has cooked and traveled widely and spent four years in the Coast Guard aboard an ice-breaker before earning enough tuition to fund his studies at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

Taste of Newark will feature more than 50 restaurants, 30 wineries, celebrity cooking demonstrations and an Iron Chef-style battle of the chefs.

Competing this year will be Anthony Carnevale II from 16 Mile Taphouse, Jeovany Valle from Caffe Gelato, Mark Chopko from Courtyard Newark, Donny Merrill Jr. from Skipjack, and Jeff Matyger from Taverna Rustic Italian.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 302-368-2561 ext. 112 or visit the event website.

Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson

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