+
patsully | Oct 18, 201909:16 AM     2

Interesting read that highlights what I've always assumed to be true. While food festivals can be fun, I've often found that restaurants cannot possibly deliver great results under the circumstances.

"A restaurant as successful as FIG can typically absorb the high costs of food-festival participation, but many can’t. Little-known chefs stand to be financially and philosophically crushed by the industry expectation that they cook at food festivals for little or no money. While compensation varies according to the festival and chef, it’s generally understood that most chefs will end up paying upward of $1,000 to distribute their bite-sized food samples under a tent."

The Festival Industrial Complex: How food festivals hurt the chefs they're meant to help

Food festivals are more popular than ever, but they come at a high cost for the restaurants and chefs they’re supposed to promote.

www.latimes.com
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

Bread Pudding Is the New Orleans Specialty You Shouldn't Overlook
Explainers

Bread Pudding Is the New Orleans Specialty You Shouldn't Overlook

by Caryn Ganeles | Food historian Susan Tucker included bread pudding as one of the definitive New Orleans foods in her...

A Vegetarian Coconut Curry That’s the Ultimate Leftovers Dish
Food News

A Vegetarian Coconut Curry That’s the Ultimate Leftovers Dish

by Alexis deBoschnek | Make room in your weeknight rotation for this vibrant vegan red curry. Loaded with just-tender cauliflower...

10 Trader Joe’s Products Nutritionists Swear By (Including Snacks!)
Guides

10 Trader Joe’s Products Nutritionists Swear By (Including Snacks!)

by Anna Hecht | It’s easy to beeline right for the peanut butter cups and frozen food at Trader Joe’s (not to mention...

Friday Fish Fry Recipes From Around the World for Lent
Recipe Round-Ups

Friday Fish Fry Recipes From Around the World for Lent

by Daphne Chen | Calling all seafood lovers! Whether or not you observe Lent, you'll want to try these delicious fried...

Trending Discussions

2

Our Recent Week in Paris

Updated 1 hour ago 1 comment
4

Vegetable tray with dip---boring!

Updated 1 minute ago 14 comments

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.