A blend of Columbia favorites and new food stuff businesses, with a selection owned by refugees who have settled in Columbia, will be out there Thursday night in the next annual Taste of Columbia Food stuff Festival from Kraft-Heinz and City of Refuge.
“It really is a wonderful cross portion of recognized caterers and dining establishments in the metropolis as perfectly as some new kinds we feel everyone will appreciate,” stated Dan Szy, Town of Refuge director of enhancement. “It is an prospect to do what we do best, which is to get and get pleasure from every other’s enterprise in this fantastic city.”
The occasion is from 5-8 p.m. at the MU Overall health Treatment Pavilion in Clary-Shy Park at 1701 W. Ash St.
Tickets are $10 and $15 if a visitor also needs to get drinks furnished by Macadoodles of Columbia. Tickets for young children ages 5-12 are $2. Youngsters four and beneath can enter absolutely free.
Friends will be equipped to sample entire world delicacies from Oscar Meyer, Tiger Chef, Abbey’s Swahili Delights, Pasta La Fata, GoPo Popcorn, Sodam Korean Catering, CoMo Smoke and Fire, Jamaican Jerk Hut, Tammie’s Covenant Kitchen area and Hokulia Shaved Ice.
The pavilion was packed very last yr with people seeking a opportunity to test the wide range of cuisine available in Columbia.
Kraft-Heinz and City of Refuge are partnered on the foodstuff pageant considering that so quite a few of Kraft-Heinz workers are refugees.
“The partnership satisfies one particular of the finest wants in our metropolis: helping to serve refugees. (Kraft-Heinz) is a excellent employer for quite a few of the purchasers we serve. We appreciate to rejoice the variety of society with them. We are thankful for their guidance and their business in placing the party together,” Szy mentioned. “They are wanting for a way to give again to the group and their staff members to have a specific evening out for them.”
Proceeds from this year’s function will go on to help the do the job of Metropolis of Refuge.
“We are continuing to welcome extra refugees all the time to Columbia, set up them and establish their techniques and talents for the future,” Szy reported. “We are growing our refugee artisan packages this year.”
Hunting ahead to 2024, City of Refuge will operate with its clients, inquiring them about their skills and belongings and how they can be designed inside of the Columbia group, he included.
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