Get Involved with the Festival
Interested in being a Festival Vendor in 2023? Applications for inspiring vendors are now open through Monday, May 15, 2023!
Interested in getting involved as a volunteer or joining the Event Team for the 2023 Festival? 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? Applications for future Featured Chefs are now open.
The World Food & Music Festival is looking for local, regional and national chefs to present 30-minute demonstrations in the 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.