Press Release 2023
Announcing “Taste and Vote” Chef Contest for Best Tasting Jollof Rice
@ 4th Edition of The AFRICAN POPUP FESTIVAL
(JULY 22 & 23) @ THE FLATBUSH-NOSTRAND JUNCTION, Brooklyn
Email: [email protected] Contact :Bukola
The organizers of the African Popup Festival (on July 22 & 23) are proud to present the Taste and Vote contest as part of the African Popup Festival experience. Taste and Vote is where a select panel of culinary experts (judges) and festival attendees choose their best tasting dish.
This edition will feature Jollof Rice a popular West African dish rice with contestants from Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Liberia and more.
HOW IT WORKS
- Attendees and judges taste a small portion from chefs representing their various countries
- Each judge vote will carry a total of 20 points while each attendee vote will carry 1 point.
- The contestant with the most points wins and gets a prize of $250 and a flight ticket by Ethiopian Airlines.
The African Popup Festival is a family-friendly event, encouraging people of all ages to learn about different cultures and to come out and support local vendors/businesses. It’s a fun, educational, and delicious way to spend time as a family, with the added excitement of the competition.
“The chefs are at the heart of our event,” Akin Akinsanya adds. “Their passion, creativity, and dedication are what bring our festival to life. We’re excited to give them a platform to showcase their talent and celebrate their countries’ cuisines.”
“Flatbush is a melting pot of diverse cultures, and our festival is a reflection of that. The Flatbush-Nostrand Junction BID is committed to continuing to support the growth and preservation of local culture and businesses through this event and other community initiatives.” – Kenneth Mbonu (President Flatbush-Nostrand Junction BID).
To learn more please contact us at [email protected].