Caloun­dra to heat up again in Novem­ber

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE -

ON THE back of a suc­cess­ful first year, the Hot 91.1 Ig­nite Chilli Fes­ti­val will ‘reignite’ on Novem­ber 17!

The fes­ti­val in­tro­duces the ex­cit­ing world of chill­ies, herbs and spices that fuses food, mu­sic and peo­ple to down­town Caloun­dra, and there’s cer­tainly a taste for the hum­ble chilli after last year’s suc­cess.

The Caloun­dra Cham­ber of Com­merce will again host the event with Hot 91.1 com­ing back on board as the nam­ing right spon­sor.

The Hot 91.1 Ig­nite Chilli Fes­ti­val is a great op­por­tu­nity to taste new foods from around the world whilst en­joy­ing live mu­sic, cook­ing demon­stra­tions and di­verse stalls sell­ing

ev­ery­thing from chilli seeds to chilli sauces, jew­ellery and other prod­ucts as­so­ci­ated with chilli. A mas­sive draw­card for the event is the Sun­shine Coast Chilli Eat­ing Cham­pi­onships, a high­light of last year’s event.

Michael Shad­forth, Pres­i­dent of the Caloun­dra Cham­ber of Com­merce de­scribes the event as “hot!” which de­fines the flavour of the fes­ti­val.

“Food tourism is a big win­ner in the world and this is a chance for Caloun­dra to be a part of that trend” he said.

“Chilli prod­ucts are ev­ery­where and this time around we want to re­ally step up the in­clu­sion of Sun­shine Coast agribusi­ness in the mix and show­case to all our fes­ti­val vis­i­tors what’s com­ing out of our own re­gion.

Chilli has a fol­low­ing world­wide and the suc­cess of the event last year has given us a ‘taste’ of what’s pos­si­ble”.

Bul­cock Street has its own lo­cal chilli guru, Vicki Tay­lor owner of spice em­po­rium and cook­ing school Red Hot Chilli Pep­per.

Vicki is a pas­sion­ate ad­vo­cate for the fes­ti­val and see’s the value of bring­ing unique and ex­cit­ing ven­dors to­gether in the heart of Caloun­dra.

“Chilli is gain­ing mo­men­tum world­wide and Aussies are re­ally only start­ing their own ob­ses­sions with chilli whether it be through in­flu­ences from travel or cook­ing pro­grams” she said.

She’s not the only one in Caloun­dra with a taste for the spice.

“Caloun­dra has quite a few busi­nesses with spicy names re­lat­ing to chilli, so it seemed only nat­u­ral that we would host a chilli fes­ti­val and turn up the heat in Caloun­dra”.

For more informatio­n go to ig­nitechilli­fes­ti­val.com.au

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTE­D

GETTING HOT: The Caloun­dra Cham­ber of Com­merce will again host the Ig­nite Chilli Fes­ti­val.

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