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Center For Human Services Plans Annual Edible Extravaganza
Enjoy the finest in local cuisine and fine wines at the upcoming Edible Extravaganza, being hosted by the Center for Human Services at the Modesto Centre Plaza on Sept. 12. Photo Contributed

Center for Human Services’ Edible Extravaganza is back. This year, Edible Extravaganza celebrates 33 years as the Central Valley’s most-anticipated food and beverage show. Last year, more than 1,400 people attended this signature event, with this year’s event projected to be just as popular. The 33rd Edible Extravaganza is set for Thursday, Sept. 12 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Modesto Centre Plaza in downtown Modesto with First Taste VIP Admission starting at 5 p.m. and general admission starting at 6 p.m.

Limited First Taste VIP Admission Tickets are available for $100. With this special ticket you have the opportunity to get in at 5 p.m., beat the crowds, and enjoy an exclusive reception. The VIP lounge is presented by Modesto Subaru with exclusive vendors and live music by Tongue & Groove. There will also be a Best in Show contest amongst the vendors and special drawing prizes.

Along with support from underwriting sponsors Andreini and Company, Save Mart Supermarkets, Valley First Credit Union and Modesto Subaru, this year’s event will feature the best restaurants, caterers, bakers, confectioners, vintners, beverage purveyors and local growers that the area has to offer.

The event will feature a courtyard reception for all ticket holders from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with music provided by Vanessa Valencia. During that hour, First Taste VIP Admission guests get to sample the food and drinks on the main floor before anyone else. The doors to the main event will open to the public at 6 p.m. with live music in the courtyard by Koala and the Golden Boy. All guests will get to enjoy samplings of signature dishes and wines created by over 50 of the area’s best restaurants and wineries including long-time favorites like Skewers Kabob House, Fiscalini Cheese, Fuzio Universal Bistro, Mango Crazy and many more. New to Edible Extravaganza this year are Mocha Magic Café & Bake Shop, Burger IM, Fresh Fork Grill and more. In addition, local band US4LOVE will perform live music in the courtyard from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Regular tickets are $50 in advance or $55 at the door and can be purchased online at, at the Center for Human Services Modesto office at 2000 W. Briggsmore Ave., or by calling 209-526-1476.

Edible Extravaganza is presented by Center for Human Services, a private, local, non-profit agency, celebrating 49 years of service to Central Valley youth and families. Programs operated by Center for Human Services (CHS) include: shelter programs for homeless or in-crisis youth and young adults - Hutton House and Pathways, Family Resource Centers, Community Counseling Services, Student Assistance Program and more.