Just Announced Madison Food & Music Event: Yum Yum Fest, 9.7.14

September 7, 2014


Central Park – 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Food and beverages within the festival gates will be affordably priced, with most items available for $5 or less.

Early Bird tickets go on sale this Friday, June 20th at 10am at yum2fest.com for $10.  Tickets increase in price on July 20th to $15.

The newly-formed Madison Area Chef Network announced the details of their first event, Yum Yum Fest, taking  place Sunday, September 7 from 3pm to 8pm at Madison’s new Central Park on the near east side.

The festival features 26 area chefs serving a wide variety of dishes, plus four live music acts including underground Hip Hop artists P.O.S. and Astronautalis.

“This new event is a great way to introduce our network to the community and to draw awareness to Madison’s expanding culinary scene,” explained Jonny Hunter of Forequarter and The Underground Butcher.

The Madison Area Chefs Network came together with the goal of strengthening the local farm-to-table infrastructure through collaboration and community.

“This event is all about the local chefs connecting with the community,” added Tory Miller, executive chef of L’Etoile, Graze, and the soon-to-be-opened Sujeo in the new Constellation building on East Washington. “Madison has been so good to all of us, we wanted to give something back to the city.  We decided to create a signature festival combining great food and great music that we can all be proud of.”

Chef participants include:

Nick Johnson from 1847 at the Stamm House

Daniel Bonanno from A Pig in a Fur Coat

Dan Schmitz from Banzo

Matt Pace from Bassett St. Brunch Club

Rob Grisham from Brasserie V

Teresa Pullara from Bunky’s Cafe

Michael Pruett from Cento

Luke Zahm from Driftless Cafe

John Jerabek from Fresco

Joseph Gaglio from Gotham Bagels

Gilbert Altschul from Grampa’s Pizzeria

Daniel Fox from Heritage Tavern

Tory Miller from L’Etoile / Graze / Sujeo

   Melinda Dorn from L’Etoile / Graze

     David Heide from Liliana’s

     Anna Dickson from Merchant

    Elizabeth Dahl from Nostrano

Francesco Mangano from Osteria Papavero

Jack Yip from RED

Brett Olstadt from Restaurant Muramoto

Patrick DePula from Salvatore’s Tomato Pies

Phillip Hurley from Sardine

Tim Larsen from The Coopers Tavern

Matthew L. Moyer from The Great Dane

Joey Dunscombe from The Weary Traveler

Jonny Hunter from Underground Food Collective/ Butcher/ Forequarter

Festival gates open at 3pm, with live music beginning at 3:30.  Musical acts include Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, Orgone, Lizzo, and Four Fists featuring P.O.S. and Astronautilus.

Patrick DePula of Salvatore’s Tomato Pies worked with Tag Evers of True Endeavors to book the talent.

“The artists we booked are all high-energy acts, which is what we’re going for,” said DePula.  “The music adds a whole other dimension to this event.  It’s going to be a big party in the park.”

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