2015 was the year of Grub Fest. Foodies got to witness two extremely successful editions of the festival in April and October, at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi and the Ambience Lawns in Gurgaon, respectively, with more than 200 participating brands and over 100,000 foodies served. The Grub Fest also introduced extraordinary concepts like Grub Stories, Asia’s first high end multi storey travelling restaurant in the second edition. Adding to that, the Grub team presented a unique format like the Grub Weekend in DLF Cyber Hub, which was widely attended and appreciated.
Before expanding its wings across other cities, The Grub Fest, a brain child of young, passionate entrepreneurs- Aman Kumar, Arjun Jain, Chaitanya Mathur & Mani Singh Cheema, headed back to its base camp, JLN Stadium in Delhi to showcase a bigger, tastier and even more entertaining festival from 18th-20th March 2016. Apart from the best of restaurants, artists and renowned chefs, there was a lot more that Grub Fest, Delhi, offered to its fans-
SFL(Super Fight League), Asia’s largest Pro Mixed Martial Arts Promotion known for their Pro MMA fight nights across the globe, came to India to showcase at the Grub Fest. It was a VIP experience from the world of sports & entertainment to watch out for.
Island Bar by Imperfecto and Informal, a first of its kind Ship Bar was curated at the festival by Imperfecto and Informal.
Exhibitors-Social, ATM PCO, Indigo Deli, Kylin, Depot 29, Holy Smoke, Urban Pind, Big Fat Sandwich, Brown Sugar, Wong Sushi House Mafia, Eggjactly, Koyla Kebab, Fluffles, Keventers, Burger Singh, Doner Grill, Kents, Sbarro, Wow Momos, Naturals Ice Cream, Wolfgang, Clay Over and Smaash were some of the brands that showcased their food at the Grub Fest.
Grub Theatre– The Grub Fest entertainment zone had live performances by artists like Nucleya- the electronic king, singer Suryaveer, musician Dhruv Viswanath, Barmer Boys- seasoned performers, who carried forward the centuries old musical tradition of the Manganiyars and were leading examples of Rajasthani folk and Sufi music, amongst other famous artists.
Grub Market– A range of fresh farm produces and organic, pro-environmental preparations were set up like a beautiful bazaar. The range showcased from organic vegetables to salads, to homemade jams, ramekin, wine ice creams, waffles, cupcakes, honey, aam papad, gluten free cakes & biscuits and many more. Some of the exhibitor names included Cremica, Basil Kitchen, Good Juicery, Lyall Farm, Herbi Life, Flavors of Punjab etc.
Tie-Up with the Breast Cancer Patients Benefit Foundation– a fun raising kiosk was also set up by BCPBF, where in they also created a few dishes of their own. The Grub Fest is also contributing a percentage of their revenue from the ticket sales to BCPBF.
A lot this and more happened at the Grub Fest at JLN, and also Grub Fest announced its further plans where in the big news is that Grub Fest Goes National in March 2016, First Stop, Pune!
The Grub Fest begins its nationwide journey right after the Delhi festival, starting from Pune from 25th-27th March 2016, at the beautiful Royal Palms in Koregaon Park. The Grub Fest Pune will offer a remarkable opportunity of indulging in an array of cuisines from top restaurants of Pune along with amazing surprises from New Delhi and Mumbai. The high entertainment factor that Grub Fest is known for will undoubtedly be carried forward to Pune from Delhi with numerous special attractions, including big artists, celebrities, master chefs and more.