Bakers in top line-up at fest
RSL behind push for foodie capital claim as Rooty Hill hosts dozens of Sydney’s favourite food trucks
THE Bearded Bakers will be rolling their showstopping knafeh food truck into Rooty Hill this month for the inaugural Off the Eaten Truck festival.
Rooty Hill RSL and The Bearded Bakers have collaborated to turn Rooty Hill into a foodie capital as they invite Sydney’s most popular food trucks to western Sydney.
“For too long western Sydney has been a forgotten market when it comes to food festivals,” The Bearded Bakers creative director Ameer “AJ” El Issa said.
“Shared food and shared experiences are a great way to bring people together as a community, so this is a great meeting place that will appeal to everyone.”
Mr El Issa said knafeh food truck (a shipping container) came about when his family’s restaurant was overwhelmed by takeaway orders for knafeh.
As The Bearded Bakers originated in the western Sydney suburb of Jamisontown, Mr El Issa said they could relate to the people of Rooty Hill.
“We really want to put western Sydney on the map as a culinary destination,” he said. “We’ve got quality food at street food prices ... it’s an affordable price.”
Other food trucks on the day will include Mister Gee, Agape, Cantina Movil and Happy as Larry.
Off the Eaten Truck will be an annual festival to bring food, entertainment and awareness all together.
The festival will be promoting Movember by collecting a gold coin donation.
The Bearded Bakers are heading to Rooty Hill RSL.