Brooklyn’s first bacon festival, The Great Big Bacon Picnic is coming to The Old Pfizer Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday, May 16, 2015 and Sunday, May 17, 2015. The weekend long event created by Great Big Food Events LLC, is an indoor/outdoor gourmet celebration of the most amazing food item ever created – bacon!
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/times include:
Saturday Afternoon 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm with VIP access from 11:00 am
Saturday Night 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm with VIP access from 5:30 pm
Sunday Afternoon 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm with VIP access from 11:00 am
For a complete list of participating restaurants and to purchase tickets, visit www.GreatBigBacon.com.
“The Great Big Bacon Picnic is a celebration of bacon and culinary talent,” said co-founders and brothers Craig and Lon Taylor. “Our goal is to create an event that provides bacon lovers with an immersive and fun environment, while also giving back to the local community. 10% of our net proceeds will be donated to various charities, such as City Harvest, and we will be doing everything in our power to promote the principles of the Slow Food movement, encouraging vendors to use local suppliers and farmers who produce organic and sustainable ingredients.”
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.
Bryan Futerman explained, “I’m thrilled to be on board for The Great Big Bacon Picnic. Having been lifelong friends with Craig and Lon, plus having my own brothers involved in this event, truly makes this a full circle experience for all of us.”
About Great Big Food Events LLC:
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. Our 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, our 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, we are focused on our guests’ experience and their total enjoyment of every event we produce. (www.GreatBigFoodEvents.com)
About City Harvest:
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. (www.cityharvest.org)