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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
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