It’s hard not to be just a little proud when food writer after food writer goes out of their way to tell me this was the best Food Fête yet.
Especially when I happen to agree.
Despite a little rain around the time Food Fête opened its doors Monday night, nearly 140 food journalists and food bloggers attended our sixth annual Food Fête event in New York on Monday to meet with our 55 exhibitors — record numbers on both fronts. Particularly rewarding was when some of the most prominent names in food journalism walked through the door.
On hand were writers/producers from Food & Wine, O the Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Food Network, CNN Eatocracy (CNN’s new food blog), Martha Stewart Living, Ladies’ Home Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, CBS Sunday Morning, Huffington Post, CoolHunting.com, Epicurious.com, AOL/Slashfood, Family Circle, Real Simple, Parade, Parents, Woman’s Day, Woman’s World, Dessert Professional and TheNibble.com, to name a few.
Metrics aside, I believe the vibe and energy of the room made this particular Food Fête memorable. Among the comments from editors were how friendly, energetic and professional the exhibitors were; how we assembled a really strong mix of companies; and how Food Fete continues to be their favorite food event of the year (okay, I never get tired of hearing that.)
Some very early coverage has started to pop up, and I will update this listing in the coming days and weeks:
- Endless Simmer blog (round-up)
- Parents.com (Calif. Table Grape Commission)
- Supermarket News (round-up)
- Allergic Girl blog
- “Bite of the Best” (Chobani Greek Yogurt)
- The Stir blog (Jones Soda, Chocri)
- My Life On and Off the Guest List blog (Unwind)
- Bite of the Best (Christopher Ranch Green Garlic)
- IAteAPie.net (popchips)
- TheNibble.com (Fresh Express)
- Bite of the Best (Suncups)
- Fat City Blog (Jones Soda)
- The Courtesan Cooks (Duncan Hines, Scharffen Berger)
You can also read what some of our media attendees and exhibitors had to say by following the #FoodFete Twitter stream.
2011 will be a year of significant expansion for Food Fête, but I can’t reveal those details just yet.