History

NOSH FEST HISTORY

Nosh Fest is the premier Food Festival in South Florida. It was created by members of Temple Beth Emet in 2009 for the primary purpose of providing food to those in need, given unprecedented levels of unemployment and economic distress throughout Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. The event’s organizers also wanted to share Jewish cuisine and culture with our neighbors, and to have fun doing so.

More than one thousand people attended the 1st Annual Nosh Fest in December, 2009. In previous years, both attendance and the amount of food collected was more than double that of the original year. As in previous years, admission to this year’s food festival requires a donation of canned goods to benefit the local food banks, but is otherwise free. Because the need is greater than ever, we are requesting each attendee to donate five non-perishable items of food cans of food or donate $5.

Attendees can “Nosh” [taste] different cuisines and enjoy tastes from local restaurants and food vendors. All food will be available for a nominal fee. 

Entertainment options in the past have included a Food Network style cooking competition, cooking demonstrations by local chefs and cooking professionals, musical performances, and plenty of children’s activities. Changes are in store for 2018! 

Nosh Fest VIIII on November 18, 2018 promises to be bigger and better than last year!