Gobble Up food festival at Magnuson Park – KIRO 7 News Seattle | Catch My Job


It’s comfort food season and this weekend, you’ll have the chance to sample everything from food trucks, drinks, and a variety of gifts at the Gobble Up food festival.

We were given a tour inside the tiny kitchen of Tamale My Life. Although you will probably rub shoulders in the small shared space, you will be surprised at how much food they make each week. After head chef Letti was fired, her son Jesus Diaz thought the tamale business was the best way for her to bounce back.

“Long story short, he decided to do a food business and started Tamale My Life with the intention of helping my mother pay her bills. And now it’s gotten to the point where she has a crew of 10 and pumps out over 5,000 tamales a week,” said Diaz, Tamale My Life operations manager.

For this Saturday event which includes over 90 vendors selling food, drinks, kitchenware, ceramics, coffee, among others, it is safe to say that Tamale My Life is expecting a large turnout.

“We are now trying to figure out how to bring 2,000 tamales to this event, which is the most tamales we would have brought to one event,” Diaz said.

Jesus credits a lot of business success to events like Gobble Up for helping them get their name out there.

“If it wasn’t for these events and the organizers putting these events together, it’s little guys like us who are constantly working to find places to sell, places to get in front of people, we wouldn’t exist,” said Diaz.

Gobble Up starts at 10am this Saturday at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. You can register online for free at gobbleupnorthwest.com.


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