Atlanta's Family Food & Music Festival in Historic Westside Village (AUC)

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Food & Beverage Vendor Checklist

Follow These Rules or Our Grandma will Pinch You

1. Apply, If Selected Submit your Safe Serve

  • This only applies if you are cooking onsite

  • If you don't have a certificate, go online and take the ServSafe food handling certificate Take Course ($45)

  • Upload a copy of Your SafeServe Certificate Here (Upload)

  • or Email course certificate to Vendor@TasteofSoulFest.com

  • Save the file name as (BusinessName-TOSA20XX.xxx)

       Example:  SoulDaddyCafe-TOSA2019.pdf


 

2. Determine Your Menu

Food vendors must focus on a menu that relates to one of the categories below:

  • Traditional Soul Food - Fried/Grilled/Baked Chicken or Cat Fish, Meat Loafs, Casseroles, greens, mac & cheese, other traditional sides 

  • Soul Seafood - Fried/Grilled/Baked Fish (of any type), Shrimp, Rices 

  • Cajun Soul - Traditional Cajun Foods with a Soul Fusion

  • Caribbean Soul - Traditional Caribbean Foods with a Soul Fusion

  • African Soul - Foods that Represent the Origin & Basis of Soul Food

  • South American Soul - Foods that were African Influenced and Carry Commonalities with Soul Food

  • Fusion Soul Food - Specialty Prepared (Ingredients & Presentation) Foods that Fuse any of the Above Categories 

  • BBQ - Beef & Pork Ribs and Chicken that Represent the American South which is Part of the Soul Food Family 

Beverages: Food vendors may sell water, sodas or sweet tea in a can or plastic bottle or cup, but may NOT sell juices or lemonades of any kind unless beverage vending is purchased.  ** Juices and lemonades are preserved for our beverage vendors.

 

3. Select & Submit Your Taste Menu

Each Food & Beverage Vendor must have at least two "Taste" selections that are $3 or less.

Taste Selections Example:

  • Smothered Grilled Wing $3 

  • Chicken Soul Taco $3

  • Cajun Grit Cake $3

  • Lemon Velvet Cupcake $3 

◦  These items should be small bites that allow festival goers to taste your cuisine and enjoy the full experience of the festival

◦   Taste Items are to be Posted on the left and right side of your stand or Food Truck using a poster that will be provided to you at check in on the morning of the festival  

◦   Email your list of taste items(name & price) to vendor@tasteofsoulfest.com  

 
 
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4. Prepping Your Space & Event Setup

  • Power: Bring your own power source or grill, no power is provided

  • ICE: You will likely need ice, be prepared by bring your ice or purchase it from the onsite ice truck

  • Trash: Onsite trash receptacles are available, you will be responsible for taking trash to the onsite receptacles prior to your departure.  Trash may not be allowed to build up in a visible area 

  • Tables & Chairs: Taste of Soul Atlanta does NOT provide any tables and chairs, you will need to provide whatever you require for your setup.

  • Tent: Vendors must provide a tent to cover your operating space

  • LOADING: All Vendors must load and setup during scheduled times

 

Vending Fees must be paid by July 31st - Vending Fees | Make Payment

Pay Online or Mail to Heirto LLC, ATTN: Taste of Soul Fest LLC - Taste of Soul Artist Market, PO BOX 92118, Atlanta, GA 30314

Vehicle Movement: When the festival begins, vehicles will be prohibited from the site until after the festival ends

Vehicle Parking: A secure area is reserved for you to park your vehicles; to include storage of extra supplies

Other: If an application is denied for any reason, after a payment is made, a refund will be returned promptly

PLAY MUSIC: Vendors are allowed and encouraged to play your favorite selection of Soul, R&B, Jazz, Funk & Blues selections - Our only requirement is that you don't play music with excessive profanity and that you don't interfere with the acts on the main stage

 

5. Signage & Promotions  

Good signage goes a long way.  We find that flashy or well decorated signage and engage staff encourages festival goers to stop and shop.  Also, take the time to advertise your participation and let all of your customers know where you're selling.  You will be amazed at how many people will come back to buy your merchandise if they know your at the festival.

 

6. PRIME VENDOR - Location Upgrade

Location. Location. Location.  We all know, that location is everything.  While all food vending spaces at Taste of Soul Atlanta are carefully selected to be centered near excellent foot traffic, there are some spaces that are top of the line.  You know people like to sit and eat, so upgrade to a TOSA Select space to ensure that your booth is right near our "Glady's Knight Sound Stage" or "Phoenix Lounge Stage."  Sign up as a PRIME Vendor and you will have the luxury to choose your own spot. This upgrade opportunity will be made available sometime in the spring or summer and may not be available when you initially register.  


Vendor Terms of Service: Once you have registered and paid, your registration is non-refundable unless Taste of Soul cancels the festival in advance of the event.  If there is extremely severe weather (tornado) the festival could be rescheduled to a later date otherwise the festival is rain or shine.  Notification of festival cancellation will be posted on the website.  This is a rain or sunshine event, all vendors are securing your spot with the recognition that sever weather can impact event turn out, its just the business were all in.  We look forward to seeing you at Taste of Soul this year.  Notification of festival cancellation will be posted on the website and emailed to all vendors.  The details of this policy are also presented in the “Review & Purchase” section of checkout.