To provide a platform for aspiring foodpreneurs to exhibit and promote their ideas, products, and skills, the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) will host ‘The Beach Carnaval’ at the newly renovated walkway at Miramar beach from February 26, 2022 to March 1, 2022.
The Beach Carnaval will have a total of 50 stalls featuring foodpreneurs ranging from home cooks, women micro entrepreneurs, pastry and bakery enthusiasts and other culinary hobbyists.
Speaking to the media persons, commissioner of CCP, Agnelo Fernandes said that this is the newest addition and we hope to showcase some of the local and regional cooking talent to the audiences of the carnival.
The CCP has partnered with culinary incubator based in Goa - Fierce Kitchens which is collaboration between Atal Incubation Centre at Goa Institute of Management (AIC-GIM) and Kamaxi College of Culinary Arts (KCCA), Verna.
CEO, AIC-GIM, Rajesh Joshi, announced that they have nominated the city of Panjim as one of the Creative Cities in the gastronomy sector of the UNSECO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) and The Beach Carnaval is the first step. “The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) is a network of 246 cities which work towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level," Joshi said.
He further added that Panjim is an ideal fit for this network as it intends to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development.
Founder of Fierce Kitchen, Parixit Pai Fondekar expressed his eagerness to make The Beach Carnaval a grand success and said that we wish to put Panjim on the culinary map of India. “We at Fierce Kitchen are focused on creating an impact in the global market by giving opportunity to the local foodpreneurs an access to the national and global markets and networks,” added Fondekar.
Alongwith food stalls there will also be entertainment and live music sections. Musicians can come forward and showcase their skills. The event will feature local bands playing regional music in Konkani and English.