With Sabor Barranquilla, the District has "a table for everyone"
Until December 12, ventures supported by the Ministry of Economic Development and other special guests will participate in the 14th edition of the most important gastronomic fair in the region.
After a year in which the most important gastronomic fair in the region had its first virtual edition, Sabor Barranquilla returns to face-to-face, with all the self-care measures, under the motto 'A table for everyone!'
In the Puerta de Oro events center, the Mayor's Office of Barranquilla, through the Secretary of Economic Development and its Tourism Office, will activate the stand 'Come, Live Gastronomy', from where an agenda will be developed with different activities such as showcases commercials, gastronomic tastings and talks with businessmen.
From December 9 to 12, special guests and ventures supported by the social manager Silvana Puello, the Opportunities Center and the Entrepreneur Support Unit will promote their products to attendees.
The Secretary of Economic Development, Ricardo Plata Sarabia, referred to the importance of this event, taking into account the growth of the local gastronomic sector after going through critical moments due to the pandemic.
In this sense, he highlighted that Barranquilla registers the highest growth at the national level in the framework of the reactivation, as indicated by the Redeban report, which highlights that restaurant sales in the Atlantic capital increased 37.9% in July of this year compared to the same month of 2019, before the arrival of COVID-19.
Likewise, according to DANE, restaurant, catering and bar services registered a growth of 106.3% in their income in June of this year, compared to the same month of 2020.
“They are indicators that demonstrate the support and, above all, the confidence of the people of Barranquilla in one of the sectors that has promoted the reactivation. This is the result of the process that we have led since the beginning of the crisis, when we began to structure and verify the first models of biosafety protocols for the pilot plans for gradual, responsible and safe reopenings”, recalled the secretary.
This process began with the first 30 restaurants that opened in August 2020, when the national government gave free rein to the gastronomic reactivation.