Call for Food Truck Vendors

Food Trucks are invited to apply for the 15th Annual Chalk the Block Public Art Festival.  Food trucks will participate on October 7th, 8th and 9th.

THE EVENT

On October 7th, 8th and 9th, 2022, the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) in partnership with the El Paso Community Foundation will host Chalk the Block Public Arts Festival (CTB15). Chalk the Block has become a signature El Paso event that provides an opportunity for the community to experience downtown in a whole new light with amazing sidewalk chalk art competitions, live music, delicious food, and large scale temporary public art installations.

Food Truck Vending opportunities this year are Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 7th, 8th and 9th

Hours of Operation:
Friday, October 7th: 6pm to 10pm
Saturday, October 8th:  10:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, October 10th:  11:00am – 3:00pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
  • Applications must be received by 11:45 PM on Saturday, September 3rd
  • All applications must be submitted online.
  • No paper applications will be accepted.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Accepted Food Truck Vendors will be notified by September 9th and charged a fee for their space.
  • Vendors will be responsible for bringing all operational equipment and supplies.
  • Due to the high volume of applications and limited space a selection panel will be in charge of reviewing all applications. 
  • Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance. 
Questions or Technical Assistance: 

For further information or assistance, please contact Ms. Andrea Read at readad@elpasotexas.gov or Lucero Duran at (915) 212-1780 and/or DuranLA2@elpasotexas.gov all technical assistance must be requested by Wednesday August 31st at 6pm 
FOOD TRUCK FEES (NON-REFUNDABLE)
  • $500.00 Food Truck Vendor
  • $250.00 Downtown Artist and Farmers Market (DAFM) Food Truck Vendor Rate
PLEASE NOTE:  Participation in the Downtown Art and Farmers Market does NOT guarantee acceptance to CTB programming.   Previous participation at Chalk the Block does not guarantee a space at this year's event. 

·  MCAD and CTB Committee’s reserve the right to curate selected applicants for diversification of items.


VENDOR FEE PAYMENT:
  • If selected, vendor fees are due in full by September 28th by 5:00 pm. 
  • Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) are accepted forms of payment.
  • Credit card payment will be taken over the phone Monday Thru Thursday; 9am to 5pm.
  • Cash payment will be taken at the Downtown Art and Farmers Market on Saturdays September 10th, 17th and 24th.
  • **Failure to provide payment in full and completed Vendor Agreement by the deadline will result in forfeiture of the space which will then be offered up to an alternate. **
  • In the event that spaces become available, alternate vendors will be notified and will have 72 hours to submit payment
FOOD CRITERIA & SELECTION

Small, locally owned businesses that provide a wide array of food and beverage options are invited to apply to be part of Chalk the Block 15.  

For more information visit the Art and Farmers tab at the MCAD website:  www.elpasoartsandculture.org  

**Please note: Participation in the Downtown Artist and Farmers Market (DAFM) does NOT guarantee participation in CTB. Accepted DAFM vendors MAY be eligible for a discount pending the attendance requirement.**

SELECTION CRITERIA

In order to ensure diversity in cuisine, pricing, and menus, the Chalk the Block Committee will review all applications and select participants.

  • Only Food Trucks with proper permitting will be allowed to participate in the Food Truck Area
  • Food Truck vendors must provide copies of all current appropriate mobile food permits, licensing, Food Handlers, and Insurance documentation. 
  • Commercial Insurance is required to cover General Liability of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 general aggregate
  • Food prep out of pop up tents is strictly prohibited. 
  • Only 15 Food Truck Vendors will be accepted to CTB15. 
  • Vendors must visibly display all permits.
  • Food vendors who submitted all appropriate documentation and were not selected will be placed on an Alternate List and contacted in the event of a cancellation. 
  • Food trucks do not need to add us as an "additionally insured" person in their insurance until approved for the event. 
 VENDOR AGREEMENT 
  • All selected vendors are expected to sign and date Vendor Agreement at time fees are collected. 
  • Within two weeks of the event’s completion all participating vendors must submit a CTB15 Post Event Evaluation to maintain eligibility to participate in future CTB events. 
MANDATORY ORIENTATION
  • All Food Vendors must attend a mandatory CTB15 Food Vendor Orientation.  

NOTIFICATION & CANCELLATION

All selected vendors will be notified by 6:00 pm on September 9, 2022. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or should the vendor be unable to participate

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