Are you interested in becoming a food vendor at French Quarter Festival or Satchmo SummerFest?
NEW VENDOR SELECTION PROCEDURE
The Jazz Brunch Committee, comprised of French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) board members, former board members, and others, approves all concessionaire applications. The Committee’s objective is to ensure the best possible selection of concessionaires for French Quarter Festival and Satchmo SummerFest in order to create a diverse menu and a quality culinary experience for festival-goers. Concessionaire selection is made at the discretion of the Committee.
Primary considerations of the Committee to select applicants include, but are not limited to:
*1. Preference is given to vendors who have already participated in the event and are in good standing due to past compliance with food vending requirements. Past festival vendors renewal applications are due each year in early December. After all past vendor applications are processed and if space permits, new vendors may be invited to participate in a tasting before the Jazz Brunch Committee.
*2. Preference for new applicants is given to restaurants located in the French Quarter Neighborhood, New Orleans, then the Greater New Orleans area, then Louisiana. Restaurants located outside the state of Louisiana are not eligible for consideration.
*3. Applicant must be an established, ongoing food service operation with a physical address, open to the public with regular operating hours. Catering companies will not be considered for participation. Applicant must have and be able to present a copy of a current Occupational License issued by the City of New Orleans (or appropriate city agency if restaurant is located outside of Orleans Parish, in which case a Temporary Occupational License from Orleans Parish must be obtained). Applicant must also have a permit to operate from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Applicant should be listed in local and online restaurant guides.
*4. No chain restaurants (more than 3 in the New Orleans metropolitan area) will be considered.
*5. New applicants will not be given the option of vending alcoholic beverages at the Event.
*6. Applicant must be able to describe and execute up to three high quality menu items. All menus are subject to approval by the committee. Menu are then reviewed at a tasting before the committee.
*7. Applicant must be able and willing to cooperate with:
*Health and sanitary requirements of the State of Louisiana
*Mandated insurance requirements of FQFI
*Electrical and fire safety requirements and inspections
*City and state laws pertaining to food service, licensing, and tax reporting
*8. To be considered for an invitation to vend at French Quarter Festival and Satchmo SummerFest, applicant must first add their restaurant to our wait list for consideration.
- Click here to add your restaurant to the wait list.
You may also email Georgia Rhody, Food Vendor Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. *