Celebrate the Holidays in Knightdale

It’s December and that means the holidays are around the corner.  This weekend, Knightdale has a lot of Holiday theme events going on.

On Friday, Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater will have the Christmas Tree lighting.  The festivities start at 6 pm.  Be sure to check out food trucks Baguetteaboutit, Cousins Maine Lobster, Hibachi Xpress, and CJ Funnel Cakes.

On Saturday, the Knightdale Christmas Parade will travel through the town.  Tacos Las Gringas will be in the parade promoting RDUMFA’s food truck rodeo on Sunday (more details below). King’s Authentic Phillycheeseateaks and CJ Funnel Cakes will serve parade watchers.

All above events are organized by the Town of Knightdale and details can be found on their website.

On Sunday, RDUMFA, the Triangle’s mobile food association, will hold its 2nd Annual Rudolph’s Holiday Rodeo   Sponsored by Choice FM 92.1 FM and Craft Financial LLC. The event will have over 10 mobile food vendors from various cuisines, desserts, and even treats for pets.  The event will also have live music performances, a visit from Santa, a gift wrapping section, and bouncy houses and pinatas for the children.  Proceeds from the event go to Meals on Wheels of Wake County.

Attendees can use the hashtag #RDUMFARudolphRodeo16

For information on Rudolph’s Holiday Rodeo, check out RDUMFA’s website.

2016 Triangle Small Food Business Conference

Interested or in the small food business industry?   Durham Tech is hosting the 2016 Triangle Small Food Business Conference at the Durham Arts Council (120 Morris St, Durham).

The two day event on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29 and 30, 2016 is designed to prepare entrepreneurs such at food truck operators, caterers, restauranteurs, and those making value added products for successful small food businesses.

Topics include seminars and working sessions on topics such as raising capital, sales and marketing, legal and regulatory aspects, and food operations.

Interested in the event can find registration details here: https://www.durhamtech.edu/sbc/tsfbconference.htm

En Fuego: ChickenWire Dinner On Sale Now!

En Fuego, in Spanish means “On Fire”.  Without clicking, “Tickets” button on Eventbrite, this gives a hint of this pop-up’s theme.  And the timing of the event is right in the middle of the Fall Season, which welcomes coming closer to fire.  Not only to watch the meals being prepared, but to steal a bit of warmth from the cool, autumn breeze.

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Local food groups gather food makers to discuss Wake County rule changes

Before you buy one of these, where will you prepare your food?

Recently, the rules have changed regarding shared commercial kitchen laws in Wake County.  These rules impact different segments within the food and beverage industry including food trucks.  To help understand and discuss these changes, Triangle Food Makers has organized an event, In Search Of A Kitchen with Community Food Lab, Advocates for Health in Action, RDU Mobile Food Association (RDUMFA), and the City of Raleigh.  The event will bring together local food and beverage producers for a discussion and interaction with other food makers.

Highlights on the event’s agenda include presentations from the director of Environmental Health Services, Andre Pierce, and the director of Piedmont Agricultural and Processing Facility (PFAP) about the new laws and what food makers should consider when searching for commercial kitchen space.

Before the event, locally made products and plenty of time to connect with other food makers, caterers, food truck operators and other local food entrepreneurs will be available.

The event takes place on Thursday, January 14th from 5 to 8pm at HQ Raleigh in Downtown Raleigh.  RSVP or find more information here.