The highly anticipated KTOWN Night Market will be holding its inaugural festival on Friday, April 18th (4 PM – 12 AM) and Saturday, April 19th (2 PM – 12 AM) at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Los Angeles’ Koreatown and Carb and Nation will be there!
The outdoor event will be free to the public and will feature over 100 food and merchandise booths, including 40 food vendors that represent the full breadth of multi-ethnic street cuisine from Los Angeles and Orange County.
Leading up to the event, K-Town gave one truck the opportunity to fill the last spot in the event through a Facebook contest. After a heated battle between 4 Los Angeles food trucks, one truck came out victorious! Look for Carb and Nation at the KTown Night Market all weekend long and say congratulations while you’re at it.
About Carb and Nation
Fata Wijaya grew up in Indonesia before moving with his family to southern California, where he earned an Associates of Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu. From there, Fata started at Four Seasons Pahui’a Restaurant in Hualalai, Hawaii. Fata then worked for Jean Georges Vongerichten at The Mark in New York before taking time to stage in the kitchens of WD50, Le Cirque, and Alinea in Chicago where he continued to develop his knowledge of molecular gastronomy.
Fata then returned to New York to work at Nougatine, before getting promoted to the three-Michelin-starred Jean Georges where he spent almost two years working through the kitchen. Fata returned to Los Angeles where he most recently worked as sous chef at Church & State under Tony Esnault.
Kevin Micheli is a native of Detroit, Michigan. After receiving a business degree from Western Michigan University, he went on to earn his degree in Culinary Arts at New England Culinary Institute. Kevin started his career at Cuisine, which was voted Detroit’s best restaurant. From there, he worked at Michelin-starred restaurants Everest and Crofton on Wells in Chicago, the latter as the Sous Chef.
From Chicago, Kevin moved to Seattle where he opened a large hotel-style private residence as Executive Chef. He most recently worked as Sous Chef at Church and State in Los Angeles under Tony Esnault.
4/18 – 4/19 – K-Town Night Market
5/31-6/1 – LA Wine Fest
6/8 – Crave Expo
6/7, 6/28, 8/9 – Street Food Cinema