With an eye on UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), Panaji is set to host its first beach carnival this month. “The Beach Carnaval will focus on a bouquet of culinary experiences and help put local ‘foodpreneurs’ on the map.” Said Angelo Fernandes, Panaji Corporation Commissioner.
Partnering with FIERCE Kitchens, a culinary incubator, Panaji plans to make this carnival a huge success, and a dedicated zone will be available for food entrepreneurs along the walkaway of the beautiful Miramar Beach. It is also an excellent opportunity for local entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative foods.
The UCCN project was launched in 2004, and it helps to promote cooperation among cities that recognizes creativity as an instrumental part of urban development.
The beach carnival that will be hosted in Panaji will showcase the culinary experiences of the city and Goa as a whole. The carnival will help small businesses that took a hit due to the pandemic. With travel being cut off due to the pandemic, Goa suffered a huge loss as it was affected.
“The pandemic has been tough on many. During the pandemic, many people have turned into foodpreneurs, opening small-scale, at-home businesses offering a variety of food. These ventures are largely driven by passion. We have decided to put the spotlight on foodpreneurs this year in an effort by the city to encourage them and offer the foodpreneurs a platform to showcase their creations.” Continued Angelo Fernandes was speaking to a local news outlet.