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Proposal Deadline: January 31, 2020
Chow Chow, a non-profit 501C3 organization, is seeking proposals for seminars, workshops, and signature events for the 2020 festival, a multi-day immersive experience exploring the unique community of creative makers around the city’s table—from growers and farmers to brewers and chefs to crafts people and artists. Scheduled September 10-13, 2020, the festival celebrates both the vibrancy of Asheville, NC’s culinary scene as well as the many diverse hands that come together to create the colorful flavors of this corner of Southern Appalachia.
Farm dinners, tours and brunches, chef demonstrations, tastings and grand tastings, community yoga, seminars, live music, artists in action, hands-on activities and panel discussions will bring the festival to life amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
For more information, please consider attending one of these community meetings for a chance to hear more about Chow Chow’s mission and event opportunities, to provide feedback and to meet and mingle with fellow makers and community members.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for one for more of the following event categories: Signature Events or Seminars and Workshops. Please read the entire Call for Proposals for details before you fill out the application form. The application form for Signature Events, Seminars, and Workshops can be found here. If you are interested in more information about other events, such as the Grand Tasting or Makers Market, or would like to share other ideas that don't fit within the categories below, please fill out this form.
Signature Events are 3-4 hour daytime and evening tours, dinners, and other immersive events that allow Chow Chow attendees to experience a deeper connection to the Asheville community. Each event is envisioned to showcase collaborations between makers, farmers, chefs, beverage professionals, ect. These events are designed for between 50-150 people, have tiered ticket pricing of $75, $100, $125, and $150 per ticket, and are located within a short driving distance from downtown Asheville. Chow Chow aims to invite and/or select 10 Signature Events in 2020 to take place on Friday and Saturday, in addition to the Opening and Closing Party.
Previous examples include:
Seminars and Workshops offer experiential talks and tastings led by some of Asheville and Appalachia’s most beloved chefs + makers. Ranging in price from $25 or $50 per ticket, these 1-2 hour events are for up to 25 participants and will be located at sites identified and designated by Chow Chow throughout downtown Asheville. Chow Chow aims to invite and/or select between 15-20 seminars to take place on Friday and Saturday. Each event should have a distinct take-away for each participant.
Previous examples include:
We strive to ensure each Signature Events, Seminar, and Workshop meets the following goals:
For more information about Chow Chow, please see the festival’s Mission and Goals at the end of this document, or visit: https://www.exploreasheville.com/chow-chow-culinary-festival/
Applications Open: December 2019
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Notification: March 1, 2020
Chow Chow: September 10-13, 2020
Proposals are welcome from all aspects of the regional, western North Carolina food supply chain, including farmers, makers, mixologists, chefs, brewers, bakers, artists, potters, galleries, small-businesses, and non-profit organizations, among others.
For Signature Events, Seminars, and Workshops, Chow Chow will provide logistics for set-up, av, rentals, food, beverage and service, within reason.
In return for Event Host’s time and donations, Chow Chow will:
Seminar Event Hosts shall:
Signature Event Hosts shall:
Chow Chow is seeking venue sponsors for its Signature Events. Venue Sponsors are not responsible for rentals, food, service and drinks. If you are interested in becoming a venue sponsor, please contact: Vanessa Salomo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals will be reviewed by Chow Chow staff on a rolling basis for completeness and evaluated by a dedicated task force of the Programming Committee, free of any conflict of interest, based on the following criteria:
The proposals must be submitted via Google Form no later than 11:59 pm EST on January 31, 2020.
Notification of the results will be sent via email no later than March 1, 2020. The email address listed on the application form will be used to send out notifications. Please be sure that it is a valid account that you check regularly.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply using this online Google Form. Please review the sample application below before beginning your application. Please note there is a separate application for each event category.
All applicants should create a login to be able to partially complete the form and return to finish it at a later date. Before submitting your application, you will be directed to a confirmation page where you will be able to review your form and return to edit or delete your uploaded files as needed. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to access your form again. Applicants will receive a confirmation email once the application form has been successfully submitted.
This is only a sample application, all applications must be completed in SlideRoom.
What is the final deadline for submitting my online application form?
Proposals must be submitted via Google Form no later than 11:59 pm EST on Friday, January 31, 2020.
May I mail a hard copy of my application materials?
No, hard copy submissions will not be accepted. The application must be completed and submitted through Google Form.
I just submitted my application but I want to return to it and make an edit. Is this possible?
No, once your application is submitted, you will not be able to return to the form or change any submitted information.
I have a question that wasn’t answered. How can I reach Chow Chow?
If you have any further questions, please contact email@example.com.
to create an event to celebrate and highlight Asheville's creative table through meaningful programming, immersive experiences and charitable programs that connect people to the many hands, makers and diverse culinary collaborators who nourish, nurture and create in this vibrant corner of Appalachia.
WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT
As a 501(C3) non-profit, Chow Chow Asheville is founded by a group of community-committed volunteers who believe in the unique connections between makers of all kinds—particularly as they gather in celebration of our creative food culture in Southern Appalachia.
For more information about Chow Chow, please visit: https://www.exploreasheville.com/chow-chow-culinary-festival/