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2024 Empanada  Festival
Vendor Info & Application

Vendor Applications are due
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Selection date is
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

About Empanada Fest

In 2021, we proudly celebrated the First Annual Empanada Fest in Salt Lake City.

Some call it empanadas, some samosas and others patties.

Wherever they may be from, they all have a special and tasty twist to their flavor and we wanted to celebrate and unite us all with what we do best, through food.


​We are so proud to be supporting ethnic owned businesses and featuring Fisher Brewery. 

Thank you  for supporting all of us last year in person!

Festival Date & Hours

Saturday, April 13, 2024 

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM


FRIDAY, APRIL 12 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


SATURDAY, APRIL 12 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Festival Location

Square Kitchen 

751 W 800 S 

SLC, UT 84104

Setup Information

You will need to be able to set up your booth Friday between 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM.


The following YOU will need to provide: 

  • Hot holding equipment needed to keep food warm

  • Portable fire extinguisher

  • Trash and recycling cans, waste water containers and hot oil/ash containers

  • Two banquet tables & four folding chairs

  • A banner or Large Sign with your organization’s name & decorations for your booth 

The following will be provided, day of event only: 

  • 8 x 8 vendor space

  • Limited prep-kitchen space 

  • Limited stove top space

  • Culinary water available onsite

  • Limited space in the refrigerator 

  • Limited power

*** All food must be prepared at Square Kitchen. Rental Rates apply. Contact Square Kitchen for kitchen agreement and booking. 

Time Commitment

All food and beverage vendors are required to stay open during the entire event. Be open and ready to sell by 10:30 AM and take down after 8:00 PM 

Once selected, please be available from March 21-24 for a video & photo shoot 

Health Department

All food vendors must be licensed by the Salt Lake County Health Department either as a food truck, restaurant and/or caterer. If you are not, you will be required to register with them and sign an agreement with Square Kitchen to provide a commissary permit. 

Food Vendor Application Fee

Each application submitted will subjected to a $35 non-refundable application fee. 

Food Vendor Fee

If you are selected to be a food vendor there will be as follows: 

  • For-profit Food Truck: $300

  • For-profit non-brick and mortar: $300

  • For-profit brick and mortar: $400

Additional Festival Information

Empanada Fest will be responsible for the final selection of all food vendors, marketing announcements, press releases, and management of the festival. 

Vendors are encouraged to use marketing materials provided by the organizer to promote their business and the fest. 

Follow Us! 

Follow us and share the Empanada Fest on your social media outputs with your family and friends, etc.

Follow & tag us on Facebook: @EmpanadaFestSLC

Follow & tag us on Instagram: @EmpanadaFestSLC


Review & Selection Process

Vendor Applications are reviewed by the Empanada Committee & Staff

  • Food sales are limited to empanadas only. You may add sides or sauces. Desserts are also allowed and are subject to review by Festival staff

  • Menus must be submitted with your vendor application, any changes to your menu before or during the festival must be approved

    • All orders must be pre-made. All food sold must be ready to eat and served. No cooking to order 

    • No pre-orders or pick up sales (i.e. grubhub, doordash, etc.)

    • This is an empanada fest, stay on theme 

  • Sales of traditional ethnic beverages are encouraged, and sale of commercial soft drinks & bottled water are also allowed

  • Food trucks are limited to 2 outside

  • You may only sell food products and drinks 

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