New food truck fest planned for Sunset Beach

Vancouver's food truck vendors are hoping to drum up business by starting a new weekly art, music and food event this summer at Sunset Beach.

Kaboom Box food truck

Vancouver's food truck vendors are hoping to drum up business by starting a new weekly art, music and food event this summer at Sunset Beach.

"We find that we do well when we congregate," Andrew Fielding, president of the Streetfood Vancouver Society and owner of the Kaboom Box food truck. "We found that we do well when we're downtown, but we do better when there's an actual event that brings folks together."

Fielding's 30-member group currently has an application before the Vancouver Park Board to use the parking lot at Sunset Beach to hold an event that would be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday during the summer.

Local artists and musicians would be the centerpiece of the ongoing event, Fielding said, with food trucks "as a background element to the festival."

Getting approval from the parks department will be the first step, Fielding said. After that, the society will have to confirm vendor participation and look for sponsorship and other funding.

In the summer of 2012, the food truck vendors worked with the operators of the Waldorf Hotel to organize a food truck festival near the hotel. Another festival was held at the Olympic Village in 2013, also organized by the same team of people.

"This would be different … this would be our event," Fielding said.

jstdenis@biv.com

@jenstden

comments powered by Disqus

Also Read

More From Hospitality & Tourism

Tyler Orton discusses the effects of the Canadian dollar on staycation plans

Read Article

Bellingham International Airport suffered a 30.6% drop in passengers in June

Read Article

Quebec and B.C. travelers feel the biggest impact from the Canadian dollar hitting decade lows versus U.S. counterpart

Read Article

Premier Diversified Holdings Inc. has withdrawn its bid to take over 51% of the shares of...

Read Article

Subscribe to our mailing lists

* indicates required

Newsletters

* You can modify your newsletter subscriptions at the bottom of any newsletter you receive.
×