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AmNewsFOOD is at it again highlighting Harlem food makers during the second annual Harlem EatUp! with the “I’m So AmNewsFOOD” contest. Last year’s winners showed up and showed out with vegetarian egg rolls and African hot pepper sauces that made the crowd go wild! Now it is your turn for this unique opportunity to get your food in front of chefs, television personalities, restaurateurs, patrons and choosy Harlemites.

The requirements:

• You and/or your product must be from Harlem/made in Harlem!

• Must produce 700-1,000 samples to give away only. No items will be for sale.

• Food products that can be served at room temperature or cold are optimal. Products requiring heating/electricity will be at an additional cost to you.

• To serve your samples, by the time of the festival, you must have both a Certificate in Food Protection issued by the NYC Department of Health and either a Food Establishment Permit (for restaurants/food trucks) or a Temporary Food Establishment Permit (everyone else). If not, you will be responsible for hiring a server from the festival caterer at an hourly fee.

Email your submission with a photo, a bio and a brief (200 words or less) explanation of why you should be chosen to, subject line “I’m So AmNewsFOOD,” no later than Friday, April 15, 2016. Finalists will be invited to come to the Amsterdam News offices with their submission for a taste test and ultimately the winner(s) will be announced to represent himself or herself, the paper and Harlem at our booth.

Good luck to all! We look forward to hearing, seeing and tasting what Harlem has to offer!