Attention all lovers of food, supporting local, and spooky season.
Sunday, October 17th will bring a food collaboration at Maker’s Craft Brewery unlike anything Norfolk, or even Hampton Roads, has seen before. While the area boasts several wonderful restaurant weeks and farmer’s markets, there’s a new culinary creation on the scene.
My Commissary Kitchen, an incubator kitchen that’s home to over 20 food-focused small business owners, is collaborating with Maker’s Craft Brewery to debut all their delectable culinary creations under one roof for the Norfolk community to enjoy. This series of “foodie affairs” known as 757 Fork You was established for locals by locals. 757 Fork You has a mission to provide the opportunity for small businesses to share their artistry, aim to make food more accessible in an existing food desert, and strive to celebrate within the area the diversity of local food.
Crystal, owner of NuLand Hot Stuff Company and a vendor at the first foodie roundup, shared that the collective group of My Commissary Kitchen collaborators were looking for a way to share their creations in a unique way with their local Norfolk community. “The idea was born out of the mission to provide an opportunity for the businesses, who rent from My Commissary Kitchen, where our culinary creations of all sorts take place, and debut our fares all-together, under one roof. Really the only local event we have here in our area is Restaurant week, in which the patron would have to pick one at a time to experience. This will enable patrons to visit all sorts of Culinary Magic from one booth to the next, right in one event room.”
This roundup of culinary businesses sharing their mastery will occur on a monthly basis, with different themed events taking place at Maker’s Craft each month. Since October kicks off the premiere, it’s only fitting that Halloween is the theme, with each vendor incorporating pumpkin into their vittles. For example, Crystal with NuLand Hot Stuff Company will be offering a seasonal pumpkin spice hot sauce as part of her hot sauce lineup for sampling.
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Here’s what to know about the Frightful Food Fantasy extravaganza.
When: Sunday, October 17th from 2pm to 6pm
Where: Maker’s Craft Brewery
Things To Do:
- There will be over 20 foodie vendors, with each incorporating pumpkins into their exhibit and offering samples for visitors to partake in.
- On-stage demos, including pasta-making. The best part? One lucky raffle winner gets to take home the renderings from the demo!
- Live music on-stage by Michael Hensen.
- Beer tastings in the event room and brewery tours provided by Makers Craft Brewers.
- Hickory Farms will be providing a pumpkin patch, perfect for the kiddos.
- Big and little kids alike are encouraged to wear costumes and trick or treat at each of the vendor stations.
The collective My Commissary Kitchen business owners have poured their heart and passion into their culinary craft, and are thrilled to share this unique experience with their Norfolk neighbors on a monthly basis. If you’re looking for family-friendly fun, or a spooky and boo-sy time with friends, there’s something for everyone at the first monthly 757 Fork You Foodie Affair! Come one, come all!
To find out more, check out the event page on Facebook.
Tiffany grew up in Chesapeake but has called Norfolk home for the past seven years. She fell in love with the city while working with Festevents during college summer breaks. She graduated from James Madison University (Go Dukes!) with a degree in corporate communication. Tiffany now works as a digital marketing specialist and enjoys strolling and rollerblading her way around Norfolk. She lives in Ghent with her husband Trevor, and their two cats, Tux and Joe.