YUMM Festival Kirchberg : the phases
At first a jury of experts selected five finalists out of the numerous applications. Several key criteria were considered in selecting the contestants, including the inventiveness and creativity of the mobile caterers, next to the design of their trucks, their team spirit and showmanship, and the presentation of the food.
The following contestants will try to take home the YUMM Festival Kirchberg Public Choice Award: Bammm BQ from Germany, Nina Nina
from Belgium, the French Échappée Belle, the Luxembourgish So Food Unlimited and Cravin Cajun's straight from the Netherlands.
The Italian team of the Birrabus will also participate (out of competition) with their food truck serving a variety of craft beers.
From 20 to 22 September, visitors are invited to join a casual and friendly street party and taste the dishes prepared by the five food trucks and their teams. During this event they will have the chance to vote for their favourite truck.
Also the thirsty will find plenty of choice: apart from the non-competing Birrabus, the YUMM Festival Kirchberg will provide a cocktail bar – in cooperation with the restaurant Melià –, a gin bar – in cooperation with the restaurant Tempo – and a wine bar – in cooperation with the restaurant La Table du Belvédère.
After three days the competition will culminate in an award ceremony on Saturday September 22. The winner will take home the “YUMM Festival Kirchberg Public Choice Award”, which will be back up for grabs at the 2019 YUMM Festival Kirchberg.
The mobile kitchens will not be the only attraction of this event. The brass section of the OPL
(Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra) will open the festivities on Thursday September 20. DJ Cat Claw, Fanfare Grand-Ducale and DJ Ralitt will follow them. On Friday September 21 the party will really get started with DJ sets by Ben Andrews, Isaac d’Augny and the Luxuriant DJ Crew. Then on Saturday September 22, the last day of the festival will end with a bang as the YUMM Festival Kirchberg, in collaboration with Orchestramania, will provide a platform for the Harmonie Municipale de Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Jazz Orchestra, the Harmonie Municipale Luxembourg & Limpertsberg, the Cape Verdean band Melodiana and the Big Band de l’Harmonie Municipale Merl-Belair.
The festival will feature a variety of activities, making this first edition a family-friendly event that brings together people from different cultural backgrounds.