Created by a group of people who love bacon, the Great Big Bacon Picnic is an indoor/outdoor gourmet celebration of the most amazing food item ever created – bacon! Over 100 chefs, restaurants, food trucks, brew masters, distillers, and culinary experts from all over NYC will be serving you inspired bite-sized bacon dishes and the best in craft beers and spirits.
Festival Co-Founders and Brothers Craig and Lon Taylor, along with over 100 chefs, restaurants, food trucks, brew masters, mixologists, and culinary experts from all over NYC will be in attendance. Brooklyn's own High & Mighty Brass Band, who played both Bonnaroo and The Governors Ball in 2014, will be on-hand adding their New Orleans/NYC party jams to the celebration.
The event will feature three different sessions of inspired bite-sized bacon dishes and the best in craft beers and specialty cocktails, giving bacon lovers a truly unique culinary experience.
Session dates and times include: Saturday afternoon, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., with VIP access from 11:00 a.m.; Saturday night from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with VIP access from 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday afternoon 12:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., with VIP access from 11:00 a.m. For a complete list of participating restaurants and to purchase tickets, visit www.GreatBigBacon.com.
Also partnering in the event will be respected New York area Chef, Food Activist, & Educator, Bryan Futerman, of renowned Hampton's hot spot Nick & Toni's, along with his brothers Jarid and Keith Futerman, all 25 year veterans of food service, catering, and mobile kitchens solutions.
The event will take place in the incredibly vibrant neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and will be using The Old Pfizer Factory and it’s spacious parking lot to host this event. It’s a very short cab ride from Manhattan, 2 blocks away from the J or M trains, and the G train is right on the corner.
Great Big Food Events LLC is focused on producing food-related events that inspire all who participate. Introducing people to new ingredients and inspired recipes in a vibrant atmosphere encourages creativity among chefs, sponsors, and attendees. Its executive team features unique skill sets that bring together event management, catering, online marketing, and high-end food preparation expertise. With over 20 years of experience at their respective positions, the founders are focused on three things: producing immersive and memorable events, showcasing talented chefs and promoting sustainable foods and farming. No matter what food, cooking style, or condiment is being highlighted, they are focused on our guests' experience and their total enjoyment of every event they produce.
Ten percent of the net proceeds will be donated to City Harvets. Founded in 1982 as the world's first food rescue organization, City Harvest is dedicated to helping feed the more than 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger. City Harvest will collect 50 million pounds of excess food from restaurants, grocers, bakeries, manufacturers, and farms, and deliver it free of charge to more than 500 community food programs across the city this year. In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, City Harvest takes a long-term approach to fighting hunger by partnering with residents, local organizations and businesses through Healthy Neighborhoods programs which increase the availability of affordable fruits and vegetables in low-income communities and provide the nutrition education and resources to maintain a wholesome, food-secure diet.