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Get Involved with the Festival

World Food and Music Festival applications are now open! Come join the fun Sept. 16 – 18 at Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines (DSM)!

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in getting involved as a volunteer or joining the Event Team? Visit the volunteer page for more information.

Chef Demo Applications

Be a Featured Chef

Interested in showing off your culinary skills to Greater Des Moines (DSM) residents and visitors? Join the mailing list to receive more information:

Join Chef Demo Mailing List

The World Food & Music Festival is looking for local, regional and national chefs to present 30-minute demonstrations in the Dotdash Meredith Culinary Discovery Pavilion during The Festival. Featured chefs are responsible for describing their recipe and cooking techniques to the visitors, as well as providing food supplies to complete the recipe(s). Basic cooking supplies, electricity, burners, some spices and a gift card to purchase ingredients are provided.

In return for your participation, The Festival will promote your appearance (with name and business included) in the printed program and website. Featured chefs can distribute printed materials (business cards, pamphlets, etc.) during the demonstration.