April 04, 2014
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Winn-Dixie store no. 386 Store Director Jason McCullough, Culinary Manager Isabella Trujillo and Store Chef Dominga Scott.​

Residents of the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea community got a firsthand taste of what their neighborhood Winn-Dixie is cooking up as store No. 386 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. sponsored the 13thannual “Taste of the Beach” in partnership with the local Chamber of Commerce.

The evening event was the perfect opportunity for Store Director Jason McCullough and Culinary Manager Isabella Trujillo to build on their connection with their coastal neighbors and to highlight the fresh, new offerings available at their store.

McCullough has been spreading the news about the store’s recent remodel since arriving at the store in December. By sponsoring the Taste of the Beach event, McCullough and his team were able to share a night out with their neighbors and welcome new customers to their store with enticing culinary delights.

“We wanted attendees to be able to sample the fresh, delicious items Isabella and her deli team prepare daily at our store,” said McCullough. “It felt amazing to be at the forefront of the entire community as the only grocer to participate in such a tremendous event.”

More than 500 tasters passed by the Winn-Dixie table for a sample of rotisserie turkey, freshly prepared coleslaw and artisan bread. While Trujillo and Store Chef Dominga Scott greeted guests, McCullough worked the room, speaking with residents, local chamber volunteers and police officers.

“Many members of our community have been here since the Winn-Dixie store opened so it’s great to see them rebuilding that connection with new and delicious offerings,” said Chamber of Commerce President Mark Silver. “After enjoying many servings of their offerings tonight, I can personally say that our neighbors will be delighted when they visit their new Galt Ocean Mile Winn-Dixie.”

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