Click below to view or download our 2019 Program. The 2020 Festival was cancelled due to Covid - 19 outbreak. We will hopefully return next year in 2021 with our in-person festival.
We will not have an in person festival in 2020 due to the Covid - 19 outbreak. Until next year, check out some of the wonderful restaurants we had in 2019.
Our 2019 International Taste of Kent Food Court had the dishes from eight local Kent restaurants. The food court is run entirely by volunteers.
Here is the list of restaurants and dishes:
Agave Cocina and Cantina
1.) Chicken Chimichanga: Wood fired chicken tinga, crispy flour tortilla, jalapeno cheese, and cremo blanca sauce.
2.) Crispy Ground Beef Tacos: Ground beef, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes.
1.) Cheese Pizza: Pizza crust, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese
2.) Veggie Paneer Pizza: Pizza crust, marinara sauce, onions, green bell peppers, tomato, paneer cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
Altha’s Louisiana Cajun Seasoning and Spices
1.) D & D Sausage with Greens: Mild D & D Sausage served with collard greens
2.) Jambalaya: Chicken and sausage jambalaya rice served with collard greens
Dogwood Café & Lounge
1.) Roast Pork Platter: Slow roasted garlic pork served with savory Spanish rice. (Gluten Free)
2.) Pastelon: Empanada filling (Beef) layered with sweet plantains and cheese served with savory Spanish rice. (Gluten Free)
Tasty Indian Cuisine
1.) Butter Chicken: Marinated chicken tikkas cooked in rich tomato curry with cream and butter. Served with rice.
2.) Channa Masala: Spiced chickpeas with onions, garlic, ginger and turmeric in a Masala sauce. Served with rice.
1.) Gyro Platter: Gyro meat (20% lamb, 80% beef) served with hummus and rice. (Halal)
2.) Chicken Kebab: Chicken kebab served with hummus and rice. (Halal)
Afghan Cuisine Kent
1.) Chicken Shawarma: Chicken with shawarma spices served with rice.
2.) Meatballs: Meatballs (20% lamb/80% ground beef) served with rice.
Thai Chili Restaurant
1.) Garlic Chicken: Chicken, broccoli, carrots, garlic sauce, black and white pepper and cilantro. Served with rice.
2.) Tofu Curry with Veggies: Tofu and veggies in a red curry sauce. Served with rice. (Vegetarian)
***All foods are prepared in local Kent restaurant or catering kitchens, then purchased from them by Kent International Festival and served by our organization. This was our 10th year of doing the International Taste of Kent at our festival.
These booths are inside in the Concourse area of accesso ShoWare.
Booth #/Booth Name
1 Snohomish-BlueHeron Canoe
2 Tacoma Swiss Society
3 Iraqi Community Center of Washington
4 Celtic Arts Foundation
5 Greater Kent Historical Society
6 Ethnic Heritage Council
7 All for Kids
8 Ubumwe Rwandese Women Association
9 Mexican Culture
10 West African Community Council
11 Kent Yangzhou Sister City Committee
12 Kent Sister Cities Association - Kent Sunnfjord Committee
13 Kent Auburn Tamba Sister Cities
14 Thai Culture
15 Bag Busters of Kent/ Plastic Ain't Our Bag
16 Mother Africa
17 Filipino Culture
60 Degh Tegh Community Kitchen (Booth is outside on Plaza)
We also have a booth called Q Analysts with Microsoft. They will have
an Interactive booth to collect data in the areas of verbal speech, human gestures, and inanimate objects and spaces. Check out their booth on the Concourse.
There is also an Art Exhibition and art activity located in the Arena. This is sponsored by Kent Community Foundation. Stop by and take time to see the art created by Kent School District Students and try the art activity.
These booths are located outside on the Plaza.
Booth #/Booth Name
18 Republic Services (Sponsor)
19 Puget Sound Fire
20 Regional Animal Services of King County
21 Zahari Design
22 Heritage Center Art
23 United Health Care (Sponsor)
24 Amerigroup (Sponsor)
25 Smile Generation (Sponsor)
26 Kent YMCA (Sponsor)
27 Pacific Medical Centers (Sponsor)
28 Foresters Financial (Sponsor)
29 Sound Transit FWLE (Sponsor)
30 Renewal by Anderson (Sponsor)
31 Denali – A division of Nuvision Credit Union (Sponsor)
32 Molina Healthcare (Sponsor)
33 David Buerge
34 Volunteer Ministers
35 Neha’s Mehndi Art
36 Year Up
37 King County Metro Transit (Sponsor)
38 Altha’s Louisiana Cajun Seasonings & Spices
39 Living Well Kent Collaborative
Youth for Human Rights International
40 John Volken Academy
41 Youth for Human Rights
42 Girl Scouts of Western WA
43 Full Circle Farms
44 Henna by Hetal
45 Friends of Youth
46 Drug Free World
47 International Cultural Exchange Services
48 Angela by Design Jewelry
49 Kent Black Action Commission
50 Project Feast
51 Asian Counseling and Referral Service
52 City of Kent: Rental Housing Inspection Program
53 Toastmasters Clubs of Kent
54 The Way to Happiness
55 King County Elections
56 Excel Public Charter School
57 King County Library System
58 Smith Brothers
59 City of Kent Parks and Recreation
60 Degh Tegh Community Kitchen (Passport Booth - outside on Plaza)
We will not have an in person festival in 2020 due to the Covid - 19 outbreak. Click here if you want to have a booth with us next year.
Our Passport Cultural booths are located inside and all of them will have an interactive activity for you to enjoy and to learn something about their culture.
Our retail booths, information and service booths and our partners booths are all located outside on the plaza.
Contact us if you have any questions. You can send us an email from the Email Us button at the bottom of the home page