Food, just like the word “goal” has become a unifying word and element spoken and unspoken.
Louise Fresco had once said, “Food, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity” – this however encapsulates the whole vision of the Jos Food Festival.
The Jos Food Festival which in its initial state started as a Foodie Hangout in 2019 had grown and expanded into a network, hence, the need for a food festival to serve as a promotional ground for the agricultural and tourism sectors of the state.
In a chat with the convener, Elvis Katlong Henry popularly know as Chef Elvis, he said that this year’s theme, “experience your culture through food” was part of the brand’s purpose towards solving the problems around culture clash, religion and communal living.
He further revealed that the choice of the theme was to celebrate the heritage and communal lifestyle of the residents in Jos, seeing that food is a unifying factor that cannot be overlooked.
The Jos Food Festival would be held on the 30th of December, 2021 by 12pm at the Odilins Event Centre, by National Library, Howlshe Jos.
Chef Elvis also revealed that Trofira, a food delivery startup will be to serving as the headline sponsor for the Jos Food Festival 2021. The food festival is made up of over 15 vendors with a tailored list of meals meant to be showcased and served on the day of the festival.