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10AM - 6PM

Culinary Application

Thank you for your interest in the Cherry Creek Arts Festival! Feel free to reach out to our Culinary Manager, Andrea Furness, with any questions: [email protected]

2022 Cherry Creek Arts Festival Culinary Application

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Important Dates:

  • Vendor Lunch and Learn with the City of Denver – March 9. Click Here for the zoom link.
  • Application Due – Extended to Friday, April 29
  • Culinary Selections and Notification – Rolling Acceptances
  • Contracts and Participation Fees Due – Friday, April 29
  • Vendor Meeting via Zoom – TBD (early June)
  • All permits/paperwork/etc. Due – Friday, June 10
  • Festival Dates – July 1, 2, 3 (load in date/time TBD)

The Art of the Menu
2022 marks the 31st anniversary of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, a three-day outdoor celebration of the culinary, visual and performing arts. Widely recognized as one of the best outdoor juried visual arts events, the Arts Festival also offers extensive educational art activities for children and adults, live performances and special curated exhibitions.  The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is produced by CherryArts, a nonprofit organization committed to the mission of providing access to art experiences and supporting arts education in Colorado. CherryArts delivers year-round education programming to nurture future generations of art supporters and expose young minds to the many social and individual benefits of experiencing and creating art. Through programs like the Mobile Art Gallery, Student Art Buying Program, Mobile Art Cart: Printmaking Edition, Art Kits + At Home with Art, Art Camp and Studio Create CherryArts ignites creative and critical thinking for over 46,000 local students annually.

Promotional Opportunity
Participating restaurants and food vendors tap into many exceptional marketing opportunities designed to drive name recognition:

  • Opportunities to impress an audience expected to number 150,000
  • Feature listing in the online festival guide

Culinary Partner Selection
Culinary Partner selection by the Arts Festival is based on:
Food quality • Menu desirability • Creativity • Presentation • Diversity & Uniqueness

Culinary partners may sell prepared food products only. Pre-packaged food products are not acceptable. The Festival will coordinate all beverage concessions.

Participation Fees
Culinary fees for the 2022 event will be:

Culinary Avenue: Tented Row Space

10’ deep x 10′ long space

Includes:

  • Rental and installation of a 10’ x 10’ frame tent
  • 3’ tall x 10’ long banner, to match festival décor, installed by festival production team
  • Electricity: (2) 20amp circuits
  • iPad for taking sales, supplies and support before, during and after the event
  • Advance consultation and support regarding menu items, equipment, licenses, etc.
  • 2-5’ feet on the side of the tent space for storage of items will be available.  Grills must be within footprint but not under the tent.

$50 application fee + $1,100 vendor fee + 15% of net sales

Optional Grill Space: $500 (6’x10′)

Optional Additional Storage Space: $500 (6’x10′)

Culinary Avenue – Endcap/Corner Space Tent

10’ deep x 10′ long space on a corner/end cap of booths

Includes:

  • Rental and installation of a 10’ x 10’ frame tent
  • 3’ tall x 10’ long banner, to match festival décor, installed by festival production team
  • Electricity: (2) 20amp circuits
  • iPad for taking sales, supplies and support before, during and after the event
  • Advance consultation and support regarding menu items, equipment, licenses, etc.
  • 2-5’ feet on the side of the tent space for storage of items will be available.  Grills must be within footprint but not under the tent.

$50 application fee + $1,300 vendor fee + 15% of net sales

Optional Grill Space: $500 (6’x10′)

Optional Additional Storage Space: $500 (6’x10′)

Culinary Avenue – Double Space Tent

10’ deep x 20’ long space

  • Rental and installation of a 10’ x 10’ frame tent
  • 3’ tall x 10’ long banner, to match festival décor, installed by festival production team
  • Electricity: (2) 20amp circuits
  • iPad for taking sales, supplies and support before, during and after the event
  • Advance consultation and support regarding menu items, equipment, licenses, etc.
  • 2-5’ feet on the side of the tent space for storage of items will be available.  Grills must be within footprint but not under the tent.

$50 application fee + $1,800 vendor fee + 15% of net sales (add $200 if you need a second 10’ x 10’ tent, would also include a second banner and installation)

Optional Grill Space: $500 (6’x10′)

Optional Additional Storage Space: $500 (6’x10′)

Food Truck – up to 20’ long:

  • Electricity: (1) circuit – up to 50 AMPs
  • iPad for taking sales, supplies and support before, during and after the event
  • Advance consultation and support regarding menu items, equipment, licenses, etc.

$50 application fee + $1,200 vendor fee + 15% of net sales

Food Truck – 21’ – 35’+ long:

  • Electricity: (1) circuit – up to 50 AMPs
  • iPad for taking sales, supplies and support before, during and after the event
  • Advance consultation and support regarding menu items, equipment, licenses, etc.

$50 application fee + $1,500 vendor fee + 15% of net sales

Participation fee does not include tables, décor, or other materials for the interior of your booth.

Refrigeration Fee
Space is available on a limited, first-come, first-served basis in our refrigeration truck. Fee for refrigeration space is $150 due along with your application fee.

Damage Deposit
A refundable damage deposit of $250 is due along with your application fee. The fee will be returned pending a successful post-event site inspection.

Payment
Participation Fee due no later than Friday, April 29, 2022

  • Electronic processing is available with a 3% convenience fee for either wire transfers or credit card payments.
  • Payment of 15% of net daily sales is due at the end of each Festival day.
  • Meal tickets provided to staff, volunteers and partners that are presented to culinary vendors will be reimbursed by CCAF; please provide tickets to staff daily.
  • Cash sales must be reported to Culinary Manager at the end of each Festival day.

Booth Space
No sales or service shall be made from the sides or rear of the allotted space or spaces. If accommodation for special equipment is required, please sign up for the larger booth space. You may not store items behind or on the sides of your booth space if they extend beyond the perimeters of your allotted space.

Hours
***All vehicles must be offsite each day by 8:00am – load-in information will be sent with vendor packet for selected vendors!***

  • All culinary vendors are expected to be fully operational during the established operating hours

Green Program
Cherry Creek Arts Festival Culinary Artists are required to provide compostable products: plates/food vessels, utensils, etc. NO STYROFOAM please!

COVID Protocol
CherryArts will continue to work closely with the City of Denver and the State of Colorado to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health and safety requirements. Vendor must sign a Social Contract prior to arrival at the event that ensures they will comply with all safety measures set forth by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to ensure the health and wellbeing of the artists, patrons, volunteers, vendors, general public, etc. Any violations of these rules will result in the immediate removal of the vendor from the festival site, we will forego booth refund and the vendor will not be permitted to apply for the 2022 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The vendor is also responsible for reimbursing CherryArts for any fines incurred from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Links to the current COVID regulation rules from the City of Denver and the State of Colorado that CherryArts will be enforcing:

https://covid19.colorado.gov/outdoor-events

https://www.denvergov.org/files/assets/public/special-events/documents/tipsoutdooreventsassembliesfinal.pdf

Please direct applications and questions to:
Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Attention: Andrea Furness, Culinary Program
2 Steele Street, Ste. B100
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303.908.2705
E-Mail: [email protected]

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