Tabasco is returning as an official sponsor of Chipotle Mexican Grill’s annual Cultivate Festival. The one-day food, music, and ideas festival is a celebration of where food comes from and the people who make it. Farmers, chefs, artisans, thought-leaders, and musicians will come together to reach their shared vision of a world of more sustainable, wholesome, and delicious food.
Over the past decade, Tabasco has been a supplier of pepper sauces to Chipotle Mexican Grill. As a featured partner, Tabasco will be on-site at Cultivate Festival to offer a behind-the-scenes look at how the flavor enhancer goes from seed to sauce. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to discover the secrets behind the history of Tabasco and how the Original Red Sauce is made. Plus, guests can learn about the aging process that makes Tabasco brand sauces different from other pepper sauces on the market. After experiencing a glimpse into the world of Tabasco attendees will leave with a sampling of popular flavors like the famous Original Red Sauce, the tangy Jalapeño Sauce, and the smoky Chipotle Sauce.
Now in it’s fourth year, the festival will be returning to San Francisco and debuting in Minneapolis and Dallas–Fort Worth, all chosen for their strong, diverse local food and music scenes. The free festival includes celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, live music, local food artisans, breweries, wineries, a special Chipotle festival menu, and other activities emphasizing fresh and affordable food made with sustainably raised ingredients. Award-winning chefs like Amanda Freitag, Graham Elliott, and Andrew Zimmern will be showcasing some of their favorite sustainable recipes while musical groups like Grouplove, Neon Trees, and Andrew McMahan will be performing throughout the day.
Each Cultivate event will include interactive experiences focused on sustainable food. There will be an Artisans' Hall offering a wide selection of local artisan-crafted food and a Tasting Hall serving local specialty beers, wines, and ciders. The special Chipotle menu was developed around fresh, responsibly grown ingredients from local farms, highlights include: Pork Belly and Barbacoa Gorditas, Grilled Chicken Tacos, Shophouse Rice Bowl with meatballs or tofu, and a kale salad with the option of grilled steak.
Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival will kick-off in San Francisco on Saturday, June 7, and will be followed by events in Minneapolis on Saturday, August 23, and in Dallas–Fort Worth on Saturday, October 18.