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Carmichael Hails Great Taste

Jun 04, 2024 11:15AM ● By Susan Maxwell Skinner, photos by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Skip’s Kitchen proprietor Skip Wahl, center back, and chef Jeremy Hester, left, lure the multitudes with burgers. The customers are Katie and Kyle Kelly.

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - More than 400 foodies last week crammed La Sierra Community Center for the Taste of Carmichael festival.

In its 19th year, the mammoth event broke fundraising records that boosted the Carmichael Kiwanis Club’s benevolence to many causes. Raffles and silent auctions further enabled aid for programs benefiting children, families and culture.

More than 40 restaurants, markets and merchants enriched the culinary experience. Vintners and breweries libated and guests danced off calories in the center’s courtyard.

Sponsors included Raleys, Sacramento County Supervisor Rich Desmond, Homes by Towne, Carmichael Improvement District, SMUD, Maita Subaru and Almond Orchard Dental.

For more information on the Kiwanis Club of Carmichael, visit:

Rich Desmond Taste of Carmichael

 Sacramento County Supervisor Rich Desmond, right, was among sponsors of the 2024 Taste of Carmichael fundraiser. He and wife, Lisa, left, admire deserts offered by Raley’s staffers Tony Wann, Ryan Cox and Lanie Gay.

Taste of Carmichael Norma Salsana

 Cantina Azteca owner Ismael Pantoja, with carnitas, is a long-time Taste of Carmichael supporter. His assistant is Norma Salsana. Kiwanian fans are Michael Koerner, left, Ken Hall and Lynn Jacoby-McClellan.

Michelle More Danielle Bergman

 Deli selections were among samplings offered by event sponsor Raley’s supermarket. Staffers are Michelle More, left, and Danielle Bergman. The guests are Sharon and Steve Everett.

Taste of Carmichael Nothing Bundt Cakes

 The Taste of Carmichael selections indulged the sweet tooth. Nothing Bundt Cakes from Carmichael was among dessert providers. Ronnie, left, and Sara Sylvia and Katie and Kyle Kelly admired Susan Bean’s bakery creation.