September 23 - 26, 2020


Foodfort is a weekend-long celebration of the food and food systems local to the greater-Boise area. As the culinary branch of the Treefort mothership, Foodfort works to bring local, regional and national chefs, media, and culinary experts together to facilitate thinking and discussion about food in our daily lives. Oh yeah, we also work to provide delicious food—be it familiar or new—for Foodfort-goers to experience. Bringing new and interesting tastes to your palette, as well as opening up conversations for a deeper culinary understanding, is our bread and butter. We love sharing our passion for incredible food with you, showing off our local talent (eat local, duh!), and bringing new culinary experiences to Boise.


The year was 2016. Treefort was catching steam as the poster child for a super cool festival that people from all walks of life could enjoy. This was also Foodfort’s inaugural year. Tastes and talks were curated to show off the local culinary scene—bringing intimate moments of unique tastes as well as insightful talks—to Boise. Since that time, James Beard Award winning chefs have made appearances on the Foodfort stage, alongside incredible local chefs and other talented culinary pillars in our local food scene.


Dave Yasuda – Director
Alyssa Pearson – Foodfort Assistant


Some of the past chefs and restaurants include:
Bonnie Morales (Kachka), Hugh Acheson (5&10, The National), Carlo Lamagna (Magna), Sarah Kelly (Petite 4), John Cuevas (Madre), Chef E (Lime & a Coconut), Chris Zahn (Z’s Rooftop Café), Michael and Anne Marie Trebbi (Wild Root Café), The STIL, The Wylder, Camel’s Crossing, Leku Ona, Red Feather Lounge, Kris Komori (Kin), Richard Langston (Richard’s), Nate Whitley (The Modern), Aaron Wermeskerchen (Juniper), Tony Knipe (Edge Brewing), Michael Mohica (Kanak Attack), Christian Phernetton (State & Lemp), Larry and Carrell Morton (Remington’s), Brad Taylor (BBQ4LIFE).