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

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Danielle Jarvis MT DRUITT-ST MARYS STAN­DARD, Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 9, 2016

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.

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