Carabram will launch its World of Food event on Saturday Sept. 9 on Main Street in downtown Brampton, as part of the World of Jazz, Food and Art festival .
The three events come together following the highly successful Farmers Market at 1 pm.
The World of Jazz kicks off in Garden Square once the Farmers Market closes and runs until 11 pm. World of Food will get going about 3 pm and run until 9 pm. The Live Art competition runs throughout the day culminating at 4 pm.
“Carabram was looking for a way to broaden it’s audience beyond the annual three-day multicultural festival that has been running annually in July for 35 years. We think food is a good attraction and allows us to showcase the diverse multicultural culinary scene in Brampton,” says Carabram President Angela Johnson.
Carabram’s World of Food is supported by the City of Brampton’s community grant program and the Ontario government through Celebrate Ontario. The Downtown BIA is also a supporting sponsor.
World of Food chair Joe Pimentel says “originally we planned this as a standalone event in June but there was a conflict with CeleBrampton, so we paired up with the World of Jazz and we think its a great partnership.”
World of Jazz will use the main stage in Garden Square for its program and Carabram will operate a smaller stage on Main Street to highlight multicultural entertainment between the main jazz acts.
But the food is the primary star of the event. Between 10 and 15 food vendors will be involved. Catitas
Catering, Chennai Caters, Halo Halo, J Red & Co, La Catrina, La Gran Uruguaya , La Marmite Mauricienne, Nom Noms, Queen Gypsy, Spicy Cocina and Sul Irmaos are all on board.
“We have an incredibly diverse food scene in Brampton and we think this is a great opportunity for attendees to sample some of the food choices available,” says Pimentel.
Most vendors will have at least two dishes. Tickets are available in strips of three tickets for $10. Vendors will have samples priced at one ticket, two and three tickets. Some will have small and larger portion sizes for one and two tickets.
“We are trying to keep the price reasonable so guests can sample as much as possible.”