PRSSA and CSNMU to hold Home Town Taste-Off

Rachel Jenks

It’s time again for the annual Home Town Taste-Off.

The NMU chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has partnered with the Culinary Students of Northern Michigan University (CSNMU) to host the annual pizza tasting contest, which will be held on Nov. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jacobetti Center.

For five dollars the Marquette community can partake in a blind taste test to determine the best pizza in Marquette. The money raised by the taste-off will go towards funding PRSSA.

Katie Bultman, President of the NMU PRSSA, said the money raised will allow the organization to continue to do events like this throughout the year. In addition to the funding they receive, the event will raise awareness for various charities.

“The money that we earn here will help support our organization so we can continue to hold these events throughout the year. At the taste-off we’re going to be bringing awareness to different charities such as Relay for Life and Room at the Inn,” Bultman said. “Not many people know what Room at the Inn does, and not many incoming freshman know about relay for life, so it’s a good way to bring awareness
to them.”

The official list of participating businesses has not been released for 2015, but past participants include Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Aubree’s, Toarmina’s, Tino’s and the Dry Dock. Aubree’s has taken home the title of best pizza the last two years.

The taste-off has had a consistently large turnout in the past years, and is expected to be as successful this year.

PRSSA and CSNMU promise a fun night of great pizza and community collaboration.

“Make sure you stop by this year,” Bultman said. “We’re going to have some great door prizes and Double Trouble DJs will be there as well. It’s going to be a really fun event, and it’s a good way to get great food for not a lot of money.”