Canton, MI, May 7, 2014 â€“ On Saturday, August 9th, 2014 from Noon to 7 PM Michiganâ€™s first and largest Halal Food Festival (Halal Fest) is coming to the Heritage Park in Canton, Michigan.
Halal Fest is being organized by East Essence Chef, LLC, the first culinary school in metro Detroit area focusing exclusively on the next generation of Muslim Americans and their need for practical, nutritious food without compromising traditional tastes and religious beliefs.
Halal means permissible and refers to the dietary guidelines outlined in Islam, which practicing Muslims follow. It is similar to kosher food for those who practice the Jewish faith.
With an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 Muslim Americans living in the Detroit metro area, Halal Fest is meant to showcase what the Muslim and Halal markets have to offer to the entire community. Halal Fest will host over 30 different food, drink and dessert vendors; it will be the largest festival of Halal Restaurants in Michiganâ€™s history! Muslim Americans come from all backgrounds and cultures, and one of the goals of this festival is to showcase the diversity of Muslim culture and food in the Detroit metro area.
â€œIf you like ethnic food, this will be the one event you do not want to miss. We encourage and invite people of all faiths to come and enjoy this unique event with their friends and familiesâ€ says Mostansar Virk, one of the main organizers of Halal Fest.
There will be live cooking demos for all ages. Children will be able to enjoy a large super slide, air jumper, small carnival rides and games. You will also be able to participate in a Chess tournament for a chance to win prizes.
Interested food vendors and sponsors who would like to showcase at the Halal Fest should contact: