KC food lovers joined us at Plexpod for an artisan taste of this vibrant city. Wine, beer and spirits flowed, laughter was high and everyone enjoyed getting to know the makers who help to define the flavor of Kansas City.

A VIP reception catered by the team at Krokstrom Scandinavian Comfort Food along with pours from TerraVox and Wood Hat Spirits welcomed our guests from Edward Jones. The main event began at 2pm and we welcomed Eliza Spertus and Rachel Green of Green Dirt, Jerry Eisterhold of TerraVox and Howard Hanna of The Rieger and Ca Va up on stage. Gary Hinegardner of Wood Hat Spirits was also on hand to talk about the experience of shooting our pilot episode.

A tasting experience and our Makers Market followed the live show, featuring food and drink from Kansas City chefs, makers and producers including:

Thank you to our local media partners, KCPT and Feast Magazine.

Meet the Makers is made possible with the support of our sponsors: Edward Jones, Fleischmann's Yeast, AB Mauri and Natural Tableware. tasteMAKERS is presented by the Nine Network of Public Media and distributed by American Public Television.