Off the Grid Seeks Food Vendors for Ft. Mason Fridays

  • By John Birdsall, SFoodie Editor
  • Tue Jan 25th, 2011 1:12pm
  • DiningSFoodie
This year's Friday night food pod at Ft. Mason Center will be significantly bigger than in 2010.

It's not quite American Idol, and Matt Cohen isn't Steven Tyler, exactly, but the organizer of Off the Grid is auditioning vendors for the next season of Off the Grid: Ft. Mason Center. The Friday night food pod starts up again in March.

The 2011 edition promises to be bigger than last year's, comprising some 30 vendors, about a third more than in 2010. Cohen's collaborating once again with La Cocina, which will supply some of the sellers. Cohen's looking for 15-20 weekly vendors, 5-10 who can show up every other week, and 1-2 who can do a monthly turn. And like last year, all food needs to be rooted in Asian or Latin cuisines, or offer a twist on said cuisines. Business license, liability insurance, and proof that you're prepping in a commercial kitchen also required. You've got till Feb. 4 to apply ― application at Off the Grid's website.

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