STAMFORD — The Hey Stamford! Meals Competition will be again at Mill River Park in August, with demonstrations by two celeb cooks and music performances by Flo Rida and DJ Pauly D.

The festival will extend two weekends: Aug. 11 to 14 and Aug. 18 to 21.

Cooks Todd English and Aaron Might will guide cooking demos for the duration of the very first weekend. A “soon-to-be announced roster of very well-recognized chef friends” will be a part of them, delivering cooking shows and interacting with pageant-goers, in accordance to a launch.

Might is the executive chef and culinary director at Bullseye Occasion Team as effectively as a decide on many Food stuff Network reveals. English has created a well-regarded manufacturer and generated his personal exhibit for PBS. Previously this 12 months, the English Hospitality Team — English’s joint venture with entrepreneur Keith Burkard — introduced designs to open a food items corridor and artwork exhibition at Stamford City Centre by early 2024.

“It is an honor to welcome these astounding culinary expertise to our expanding function this year,” P.J. Kennedy, the founder of the Hey Stamford! blog site and co-producer of the fest, said in the launch. “With the Todd English Food Corridor generating its way to our metropolis, we are thrilled to be ready to exhibit Todd and Aaron how great our Stamford community is.”

Also through the initially weekend, DJ Pauly D will conduct Saturday evening. Resurrection – A Journey Tribute will strike the stage Sunday.


Flo Rida will be up Saturday throughout the 2nd weekend. The adhering to day, Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, All-4-A single, Younger MC and Child ‘n Play will accomplish as component of the “I Adore the 90’s Tour.”

Various food stuff sellers will be providing their fare all through each weekends.

In addition, drinks will be served at a beer backyard on equally Thursdays. On Fridays, the pageant will have meals, stay songs and “activities for the complete spouse and children,” according to the release.

“With every little thing from the are living overall performance lineup to the expanding quantity of food stuff offerings, it’s a excellent in shape for two awesome cooks this kind of as Todd and Aaron to come on board and lend their culinary skills to the 2022 Hey Stamford! Foodstuff Festival,” Ilario Altamura, Parachute Concerts’ president and pageant co-producer, explained in the launch.

Tickets for the two weekends of activities can be bought on the internet at https://heystamfordfoodfest.com/. Tickets will also be marketed at the doorway, but only dollars will be acknowledged. Little ones below 10 several years old will be capable to enter for free of charge.

Features prior reporting by staff members writer Leeanne Griffin.

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