Concessionaire Cohort for Fairs, Festivals and Expositions (CFFE) Application

Empowering through Food Entrepreneurship

The cohort program was created to help increase the number of small business food owners in the Southern Sector of Dallas. This project is a dynamic education series for entrepreneurs created through partnerships by the State Fair of Texas. The goal of the program is to help existing food businesses prepare their product for inclusion in festivals and fairs across the region and educate owners in business operations. Participants must be located within the Southern Sector of Dallas. The six-month cohort will be comprised of seven to 12 businesses that will receive instruction in a classroom, mentoring, and hands-on opportunities for growth and exposure to the fairs and festivals industry.

Important Dates

– April 15: CFFE applications are due by 5:00 p.m.
– May 2 – 13: Applicants are notified of taste testing
– May 16 – 20: Applicants submit RSVPs and are assigned times for taste testing
– May 26: Taste testing
– May 27: Winners of the taste testing are notified.
– June 3: CFFE classes begin (in-person)
– June 16: CFEE class
– July 7: CFFE class
– August 4: CFFE class
– August 18: CFFE class
– September 1: CFEE class
– Week of September 12: All deliverables are due
– Week of September 19: CFFE participants are paired with concessionaires
– September 30 through October 23: 2022 State Fair of Texas
– November 3: 2022 CFFE Graduation

Concessionaire Cohort for Fairs, Festivals, and Expositions (CFFE) Application

What Type of Business Do You Run?(Required)

Chief Operating Officer's Title(Required)

Mailing Address(Required)

Please include their name, phone number, and your relationship to the contact.

Business References

Please list three references and include their name and contact number.

Personal References

Please list three references and include their name and contact number.

Food Description

The application needs to be as descriptive as possible on food and preparation methods. If you have a special name for your product, please include a description of the product. Please include pictures of the products. Important: Total photo files uploaded cannot exceed 25 MB in size.

Important: Total photo files uploaded cannot exceed 25 MB in size. Your application may not be delivered if files totalling 25 MB or more are uploaded.
Max. file size: 25 MB.

Have you previously operated a temporary food and beverage stand?(Required)

*Syllabus course meeting dates in-person or by Zoom are: June 3, June 16, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18, September 1, and November 3, 2022.