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Help Us Congratulate Tasteful Connections!

by Josie Weber

Photo by Joe Bellizia

We are proud to honor Tasteful Connections as our newest Featured Business.  Tasteful Connections is a female-owned catering business operating now for 36 years.  Owners Sandra Holloway and Eileen Phillips took their love of events and created a successful business.

“A dollar and a dream!” exclaimed Holloway.

The goal of Tasteful Connections was to help people create their ultimate events from themes to one-of-a-kind products all at a competitive price. Tasteful Connections full-service catering also includes options for delivery and set up.  They offer gift items, homemade desserts and are experienced in handling corporate events and large social gatherings.

“Catering for your next event can be the best experience you ever enjoyed,” says Holloway. “Be a guest at your own party”. 

Prior to the pandemic Holloway and Phillips would host several events from wine dinners and beer pairings to mystery dinners and open houses.  No event is too small for a special touch.  Tasteful Connections has been part of art classes, yoga events, and more.

“Covid-19 has done a number on our catering operation”, says Holloway. 

With events being postponed Tasteful Connections has only been able to keep half of their 25 person staff working.  Many of the staff at Tasteful Connections are Irondequoit residents. 

We asked Holloway the million-dollar question we ask all our Featured Businesses – why Irondequoit? Besides living in Irondequoit, they understood the location was good for business.  Irondequoit is centrally located within Rochester.

Besides employing residents, Holloway and Phillips also support their community through charitable actions.  Tasteful Connections is a large supporter of the Irondequoit Community Cupboard throughout the year and especially during the holidays.  They also donate to other events throughout Irondequoit like the Health Fair and Clean Up Irondequoit.  They are home to the Rotary’s weekly dinner meetings.

Tasteful Connections is located at 1 Whipple Lane in Irondequoit at the corner near Ridge. Learn more about Tasteful Connections by checking out their website at or find them on Facebook, Twitter or their other social media accounts.