Seriously, how does one even start to decide where to eat with so many amazing options. With 36 food trucks, this will be Richmond’s biggest food truck festival — it’s a FEASTival of Flavours!
A feast of international flavours will fill the bellies of crowds at the Richmond World Festival. The new free festival happens Saturday, September 5 in Richmond’s beautiful Minoru Park and is presented by Coast Capital Savings.
Food, music, dance, sports and culture will all be part of the day’s fun, including headline performances by dynamic duo and festival circuit favourites Matt and Kim and Grammy winning Alex Cuba.
“The Richmond World Festival emulates the true Canadian multicultural spirit and we are excited to be a part of this inaugural community event,” says Maureen Young, Acting Director, Community Leadership, Coast Capital Savings. “From the food to the entertainment to the vendors who will be on site, this is a perfect cross section of the Lower Mainland and specifically Richmond. What an amazing way to bring our community together – from young to old – and celebrate who we are.”
Fueling the day-long festivities will be the FEASTtival of Flavours, an international food truck smorgasbord. More than 35 of the region’s most popular food trucks will feature ethnic specialties from nations around the globe. Take your tastebuds on a trek through Asia from Taiwan to China, Vietnam and India. Do Europe with food choices from Greece, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Germany and Russia. Warm up with offerings from Fiji, the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Middle East. And, of course, there’ll be plenty of North American staples on the menus, from First Nations fare to BeaverTails pastry and kettle corn.
Meanwhile, a number of acclaimed local chefs will be sharing their secrets throughout the day on the Richmond Centre Culinary stage. Appearing on stage will be MasterChef Canada contestant, Tammy Wood; Jade Seafood Restaurant’s Tony Luk (Chef of the Year winner in the Chinese Restaurant Awards); and Take a Bite of BC program’s executive chef, Tony Randle (Top chef award winner from the Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.) Other chefs appearing include Robert Uy (Westin Wall Centre), Danilo Ibarra (Vancouver Airport Marriott), Max Straczek (Fable Kitchen) and Amanda Kroetsch (The Living Café) – all Richmond-based.
“Cadillac Fairview and Richmond Centre are thrilled to be the Fusion Culinary Stage Sponsor at the inaugural Richmond World Festival,” said Derek Hurley, General Manager, Richmond Centre. “From music to sport and delicious cuisine, it’s wonderful to see the city come together to celebrate the diversity of our community.”