Culinary headliners announced for Hey Stamford! Gastronomy Festival

STAMFORD, CT – Renowned celebrity chefs Todd English and Aaron May will be the culinary headliners for the fifth Hey Stamford! Gastronomy Festival.

The biggest food and music festival in the region is scheduled for August 11-14 and August 18-21. English and May will host cooking demonstrations on August 13 and 14. A list of well-known chef friends will also be announced soon, offering live cooking presentations, interacting with festival-goers and more.

The event will also feature over 50 food vendors each weekend with live performances from Flo Rida, DJ Pauly D, I Love the 90’s Tour (featuring Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, All-4-One, Young MC, Kid N Play), Resurrection – A Journey Tribute and others.

The announcement follows the recent announcement that the English Hospitality Group (EHG), a partnership between Todd English and entrepreneur Keith Burkard, will open an immersive 80,000 square foot Todd English Food Hall over two floors and an exhibition of art in the Stamford Town Center Mall, which is due to open in early 2024.

English has created one of the nation’s best-known restaurant brands, published several cookbooks and produced his own television shows for PBS. It has been recognized by some of the most prestigious publications in the food industry.

May is currently the Executive Chef and Culinary Director of the Bullseye Event Group, where he cooks around the world at major sporting and musical events. May also oversees the food and kitchens at her Arizona restaurants, The Lodge and Goodwood Tavern, Arizona and has appeared on several Food Network series.

“It is an honor to welcome such incredible culinary talent to our growing event this year!” said Hey Stamford! founder PJ Kennedy in a press release. “With the Todd English Food Hall making its way to our town, we are thrilled to be able to show Todd and Aaron just how great our Stamford community is!”

Ilario Altamura, president of Parachute Concerts and co-producer of the event, said his group works every year to improve attendees’ on-site experience.

“With everything from the live entertainment lineup to the growing number of food offerings, it’s a perfect choice for two amazing chefs such as Todd and Aaron to join us and lend their culinary talents to the Hey Food Festival. Stamford 2022,” Altamura said. in a press release.

Salute Stamford! Food Festival will announce more culinary talents in the coming weeks.

Daily schedule

August 11 and 18: Thursday evening Biergarten will feature ice-cold craft beers, wine and specialty cocktails, plus live entertainment by top local bands and DJs. 21 and over.

August 12 and 19: TGIF x HSFF: Thank goodness it’s Friday at Hey Stamford! Food Festival! There will be appetizing meals, live music and activities for the whole family. TBA Entertainment.

August 13-14 & 20-21: Showcasing the region’s thriving culinary scene, every Saturday and Sunday features a unique list of over 50 food vendors, restaurants, and food trucks. Get ready for live performances on the HSFF main stage by DJ Pauly D, Flo-Rida, I Love The 90’s ft. Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, All-4-One, Young MC & Kid N Play, Resurrection: A Journey Tribute. Plus, celebrity chefs and food personalities give live food demonstrations, exclusive food deals and more.

For more information on the 2022 Hey Stamford! Food Festival, including vendor lists, ticket prices and a full list of FAQs, click here.

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