Cooking may not be your forte, but there’s something about seeing others work their magic on their signature dishes…
This year on the Safeway Cooking Stage at the PNE Fair, we have the privilege of bringing in chefs from Oceanwise, House of Q and other family chefs to demonstrate for Fair-goers some of their popular recipes. Join us every day at 1:30, 3:30 and 6:30pm on the north side of the Agrodome to learn what food can do!
Here’s a sneak peek of some of Chef Poyan Danesh’s tips on making the perfect Risotto dish:
We are looking for applications for New Food Vendors for The Fair 2017!
Each year we seeks to bring new and exciting food vendors to the Fair at the PNE to help make a great experience for our guests! Do you think your company has what it takes to feed the masses at the 2017 Fair at the PNE? We want to hear from you! Simply fill out the form here: Tell us about your company and your unique selling feature as well as any supporting documentation on your trailer or food truck.
Please be advised we require all food vendors to have a professional trailer or food truck. Tent and table set ups are not permitted.
Scroll down to check out some of the highlighted foods from The 2016 Fair at the PNE!
Butter Chicken Fries
Big Pickle Dog
Stuffed Mac and Cheese Burger
Teryaki Chicken Perogies
The Hercules Burger
Mini Donut Popsicles
Click here for more information on Exhibit Space at The 2017 Fair at the PNE
We are very excited to launch a new sustainability initiative here at the PNE in partnership with Safeway. The PNE Chef’s Garden is a fresh and local garden where we are growing over 500lbs of food for use by our PNE Food and Beverage team.
Many people don’t realize that the PNE manages the over 105 acres of Hastings Park on a year round basis. We have staff on site seven days a week, year-round, maintaining the buildings, the grounds, the park space and now also our spray-free fruit, vegetable and herb gardens! Trained horticulturists in our gardening team tend to the over 20 plants including, cucumbers, strawberries, thyme, lettuce, basil, watermelon, kale and potatoes. You can see an exhibit of The PNE Chef’s Gardens during The Fair in Farm Country.
You may be asking at this point, ‘well what happens to all the ripe product?’ It gets eaten… by you! The product grown in the gardens gets incorporated by our Food and Beverage department into the food we serve at catered events onsite like the meals served to the artists who play at the Pacific Coliseum and in the dishes prepared for our private catered events. Hence the name, The PNE Chef’s Garden!
Don’t forget to visit Market Fresh at The Fair for healthy options straight from our gardens. As we grow this initiative, food will also be incorporated into many of our Food and Beverage initiatives onsite during Playland and The Fair. So just think, next time you order a Crazy Dog, Shrimp Boat platter or Unroutine Poutine, that sprinkle of chive, sliver of carrot or even slice of onion and lettuce came straight from our gardens that morning! This is just another small step in our journey on becoming a zero waste and fully sustainable site.
Check our blog frequently for updates from the PNE Chef’s Garden where we’ll be sharing what’s grown and how it’s all being used.