GastroFest 2015 Judges’ Choice Awards

While every restaurant that participated in our inaugural GastroFest served up delicious food our Judges picked some of the best. From over 30 restaurant, food trucks and caterers, check out who won the Judges’ Choice Awards: 29 South Blue Bamboo Blue Fish Corner Taco Funkadelic Food Truck Ibex Ethiopian Kitchen Jalapeno Food Truck The Patio

On the Sea Best Cooking Demo Stage!

On the Sea Best Cooking Demo Stage!

On March 21st in Hemming Park, GastroFest has some great Chefs lined up on the Sea Best Cooking Demo Stage! Special thanks to Sea Best, The Jacksonville Farmers Market, Conscious Eats and D’Land Productions! 2 p.m. Chef Howard Kirk of 13 Gypsies Chef Howard moved from Spain to the United States during his early teens, taking the knowledge

Workshops at Down the Rabbit Hole

These workshops, hosted by Down the Rabbit Hole, located next to Grease Rags Clothing at 40 West Monroe Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, will take place during GastroFest, March 21st, 2015 in and around Hemming Park. 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. The Gospel of Brew The Beer Apostle, Brian Little, and James Moriarty of Veterans United Craft Brewery

On the MOCA Jacksonville Stage at GastroFest

We’ve got a lot lined up for for the fest in various venues! MOCA Jacksonville is our Culture Sponsor and a host for talks and films at GastroFest. All of the events in the MOCA are free to the public! On the MOCA Jacksonville Stage at GastroFest 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Educational Shorts from TedEd Curious about the science

GastroFest Indiegogo!

If you support GastroFest, check out the perks we have to thank you with if you  donate on indiegogo! We’ve gathered rewards on the GastroFest Indiegogo from supporters and enthusiasts around Jacksonville.  If you love Jacksonville’s food scene and you want to see it grow, you can contribute and maybe even cross some gifts off your

One Spark Thank Yous

Coming out of One Spark, there are a lot of people Gastrofest wants to thank. First, we thank the folks who listened to us pitch and the folks who voted for the idea. We’re grateful too, that you are passionate about where Gastrofest is going to be held and that you shared your opinions with

One Spark Schedule

Here’s the schedule for programming at our One Spark booth! We will be located in Main Street Park behind the Main Library. Along with these demos we will have raffles for gift bags with goodies such as gift certificates, cook books, kitchen gadgets, local spirits and more!   Wednesday, April 9, 2014 11:30 am The

Gastrofest Loves Jacksonville’s Local Beer

Gastrofest loves local beer. Whether or not you like beer, we feel it is worth understanding the importance of local craft breweries to our community and local economy. In just six years, Jacksonville has seen six craft breweries open and flourish. Several of which have expanded or opened new locations. These breweries are not only

Gastrofest Loves Jacksonville’s Food Trucks

When it comes to food trucks, Gastrofest is a clear supporter. These are some of the reasons why. Food trucks foster creativity. A smaller bottom line to begin with means that instead of going for formulaic food, food truckies have the ability to experiment. Once they find that a dish or technique that is successful,

Vote for Gastrofest

Why should you vote for Gastrofest at One Spark? The reasons are many. Here’s four of the things Gastrofest will do for Jacksonville. Gastrofest will put Jacksonville on the culinary map & drive tourism. Jacksonville’s food scene is a debutante, ready to make her debut. It’s a debut that will include chicken and waffles, we’re pretty