Due to current situation with COVID-19, we recognise the uncertainties and challenges that the pandemic has put on the events and hospitality industry. Due to this, A Taste of the Huon will not be accepting any payments for stalls until closer the event date – most likely February 2021. Once applications close, all successful applicants will be emailed to confirm your place, and you will simply be able to log back into your application and make your payment online. More information about this process will be shared within your confirmation email.
We thank you for your understanding as we navigate this event under different and unusual circumstances for 2021.
1. Message From the Presidentkahuna2020-11-27T15:13:57+11:00
Thank you for applying for a stall at A Taste of the Huon.
For 27 years, A Taste of the Huon Committee has successfully carried on the tradition of providing a food and wine festival that showcases produce from the Huon, D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island region. The festival is recognised as the most popular regional festival in Tasmania, and continues to grow in popularity each year with more producers wanting to join us.
We are always mindful that there are changing trends in food, beverages and entertainment and these are addressed prior to the organisation of the next festival. We ask that you carefully consider your menu and setup of your stall, with maybe a modern menu twist or quirky theme for your stall to ensure the festival continues to offer our world class produce in the best possible light.
The Committee and Festival Coordinator are always available to answer any questions before you submit your application, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.
President, A Taste of the Huon
2. Festival Detailskahuna2020-08-14T20:02:29+10:00
VENUE: Ranelagh Recreation Grounds – Marguerite St, Ranelagh TAS
DATES:Sunday 8th March 2020, 10.00am – 5.00pm Monday 9th March 2020, 10.00am – 4.00pm
STALLHOLDER BRIEFING SESSION (MANDATORY): There is a compulsory stallholder meeting in February 2020 (date to be confirmed), 6.30pm for 7.00pm start at the Ranelagh Memorial Hall (40 Marguerite St, Ranelagh).
The purpose of the meeting is to:
Collect stallholders kit
Meet the President, Committee Members, Festival Coordinator and other relevant coordinators
Receive detailed information from the Festival Coordinator
Provide an opportunity for questions and answers.
In accordance with the Agreement at the end of your application, attendance at this meeting is compulsory and failing to attend may result in forfeiting your stall site and site fee.
PUBLIC & PRODUCT LIABILITY INSURANCE:
It is now a requirement of A Taste of the Huon Inc. that all stallholders have public and product liability insurance cover to the value of $10 million. Please ensure your details are completed in the stallholder application and include a copy of your insurance with your application.
Your application will not be considered until the appropriate insurance is provided.
All stall holders providing alcohol must comply with the licensing requirements of the Liquor Licensing Act 2017.
Acceptance of your application by A Taste of the Huon will require your strict compliance with health and hygiene requirements and liquor licensing requirements (RSA) and you hereby indemnify A Taste of the Huon against all claims and demands relating to the operation of your stall at A Taste of the Huon.
A Taste of the Huon is a showcase of the quality food, wine, produce, arts, crafts and plants sourced from the Huon Valley, D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island regions of Tasmania. The region produces goods that are of world-class standards and the Festival has become a showcase for Tasmanian produce.
As such, strict standards and levels of professionalism must be adhered to in order to maintain the level of quality A Taste of the Huon Inc. require that will reflect such stature.
In 2020, A Taste of the Huon Inc. will be placing particular emphasis on stall presentation, construction and anchoring and this will be policed strictly over the course of the festival. It is therefore a requirement of A Taste of the Huon Inc. that:
Marquees used for the event must be clean, presentable and professional in appearance – old camping tents or makeshift shanties are not considered suitable, these must be up to code as a building inspector will inspect the festival grounds.
Every effort to decorate and theme your stall is made – this is an ideal way to attract customers to your stall as well as enhancing the overall appearance and feel of the festival. Staff should be clean and presentable with uniforms identifying the stall and are to provide the highest level of customer service to our patrons.
All stall frames and signage must be of strong material and sound construction and pegged down, weighted and/or attached securely to combat inclement weather. No advertising outside of the stall area is permitted.
In addition, all food and beverage stalls must ensure that:
The material used in the make-up of the shell of the stall is fire retardant if an ignitable fuel source is being used.
Cement sheeting to a minimum height of 300mm is placed at the back of all ignitable cooking sources including BBQ’s, deep fryers and gas cookers, as per the attached link.
Flooring is provided, in accordance with the Department of Health & Human Services Guidelines for Temporary Food Stalls. A tarp or vinyl floor covering is sufficient. Further information regarding stall set-up can be directed to Huon Valley Council’s Environmental Health Officer (contact details provided in section 4).
All Liquor Licensing requirements are fully complied with.
PLEASE NOTE: The Festival Coordinator and Committee members will be making rounds during setup and over the course of the festival to ensure that these rules are adhered to. A Taste of the Huon Inc. reserves the right to close a site if presentation and construction is not of an acceptable standard and/or not in accordance with the stallholder’s original submission.
IMPORTANT:In order to be considered eligible for A Taste of the Huon Festival, stallholders must be able to demonstrate that their produce and/or beverage and/or products are sourced wholly or partly from the Huon Valley, D’Entrecasteaux Channel and/or Bruny Island regions. This will be a main part of your menu.
The Committee understand that not every component of your menu can be sourced from the regions, but request that where possible you shop locally for Tasmanian produce, as this will help reinforce the Tasmanian Brand.
Please provide as much information about your menu and list all products that will be used, the more detail you provide, the easier it will be for the selection Committee to assess your application. You may add extra sheets of information.
PLEASE NOTE:You may be requested by the Festival Coordinator or Committee Member to provide evidence or receipts to support your application on the days of the festival.
Please do not assume that because you were successfully selected in past years that your application will be automatically accepted. Your menu and previous presentation of your stall will be taken into consideration when your application is being assessed but must adhere again to the guidelines.
Patron feedback from recent festivals indicated that meals have been too large and too expensive. Small ‘Taste Plates’ are more acceptable. Please remember the majority of our patrons are families.
PLEASE NOTE: As part of this year’s application, you will be required to produce and sell at least one Taste plate on your menu at a low cost and detail it in your food menu.
This year we will be identifying Gluten Free and Vegan dishes on the program, so please list or tick in the application form menu section if you have this option available.
BIODEGRADABLE FOOD PACKAGING All stallholders at A Taste of the Huon 2020 will be expected to have biodegradable packaging to assist us in our plight to be more environmentally friendly.
RAFFLES / COMPETITIONS: Raffles and competition activities on your stall are not permitted.
All equipment intended for use at the event must be checked by a licensed electrician and tagged and tested prior to installation onsite. If your equipment has previously been tagged and you need to test it, plug all power sockets into an earth leakage circuit breaker. If the circuit breaker trips out, you have a problem with your equipment. Any equipment found to be faulty will not be connected to the distribution system.
Stallholders must provide their own power boards and 25 metre extension leads to connect to the main distribution system.
Power supply is limited. In order not to overload your allocated supply, you must not bring more equipment than you outline in your application form (distribution will be calculated and accounted for on that basis). Be aware that over usage of sockets has a detrimental effect on other stall holders and we will be policing this heavily. A Taste of the Huon Inc. reserves the right to close a site if they are not acting in accordance with previously stated power requirements.
The following table will give you an indication of typical power usage per appliance:
PLEASE NOTE: This is an average estimation of power usage, refer to the label on the back of the equipment for a more accurate figure.
All sockets booked for the festival are charged at $75 plus GST per socket 10amp or 15amp (3.2 kilowatts) single phase outlets.
Extra sockets required on the day that have not been booked prior to the festival will be charged at $100 plus GST per socket.
Lodgement of your application will be deemed acceptance of your obligation to comply with the strict electrical requirements and obligations and you indemnify A Taste of the Huon against all claims and demands associated with any breach of these requirements.
Please find the attached link for the gas regulations for your stall: