The first-ever Smoke-N-Fire Food Fest™ will open its doors to foodies and families in the Northern NYC suburbs on October 12 at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, New York.
At the Smoke-N-Fire Food Fest, attendees can sample specialty foods from hot sauce and spice companies as well as food from area restaurants and produce from local farms. The event will include contests, live music, activities for children, a fire juggler and other entertainment throughout the day. Beverages, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase from Provident Bank Park concession. Admission is $5 per person and the event will run from 11 AM to 7 PM, rain or shine. Parking is free of charge.
New City resident and local business owner Kendell Brenner began planning the Smoke-N-Fire Food Fest in 2009. “I’ve wanted to do a food festival in Rockland County for some years now,” says Brenner. “I had discussions with a number of towns about it, but after Provident Bank stadium was built I knew it was the right location for this event. It’s a first-class facility, easy to get to, with plenty of parking.”
Brenner’s goal for the Smoke-N-Fire Food Fest is to make it one of the best, sought-after annual food festivals on the East Coast. “Food festivals that have a focus on hot and spicy are fun and exciting, and they have done very well in other areas. Next year the Smoke-N-Fire Food Fest will be a larger, two-day festival, with even more food, more entertainment and a BBQ competition.”
Kendell Brenner is the owner of Chefs2Be (chefs2be.com), a culinary learning center for children as well as a culinary instructor at the Rockland County Career and Technical Education Center in West Nyack, NY. Together with his nine-year-old son Jordan, he recently launched Jordan Brenner’s Hot-Cha WAA-Cha™ Sauce & Spice Co. (jordanssauces.com). Kendell Brenner is an accredited chef and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America who earned his MBA from Dominican College.
More information and regular updates on the Smoke-N-Fire Food Fest can be found online at www.facebook.com/NYSmokeNFire. Companies interested in participating may contact the event organizers via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or download vendor registration materials at www.nyfoodfest.com
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