Food Fête kicked off its seventh year on Monday, Jan. 17 in San Francisco with our annual West Coast media event.
It was our largest West Coast event in terms of exhibitors (26), with media attendance around 55 food writers and food bloggers.
Click here for the list of our exhibitors and their profiles.
Not surprisingly, dairy products continued to be well represented with 8 companies on hand including Tillamook Cheese, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, California Milk Advisory Board, Emmi Roth USA, BelGioioso Cheese, Chobani Greek Yogurt and Organic Valley. I, fortunately, am not lactose intolerant, so…
I was glad to see some familiar faces among the media attendees including Amy Sherman (Cooking with Amy/BlackboardEats.com); Joanne Weir (JoanneWeir.com plus her numerous television cooking programs), Jolene Thym representing the Oakland Tribune and her ThePickyEater blog; Anna Wolfe from The Gourmet Retailer, Betty Teller (Napa Valley Register), Jill Nussinow (TheVeggie Queen) and Richard Turcsik from Grocery Headquarters, among others.
Jane Maynard, one of our first-time blogger attendees, wins the prize for being the first to post her round-up of Food Fete and the Fancy Food Show.
UPDATE: Here are some additional posts:
- ThePickyeater (MommyJuice Wines)
- Kim’s Kitchen Sink (Pamela’s Products)
- Kim’s Kitchen Sink (general event)
I’ll continue to post links to coverage resulting from Food Fête here in the coming weeks and months.
We’re now shifting gears to our next two events, both taking place over the next three months, and in New York City. On March 1, we’re bringing together a collection of special products for the “Food for People with Food Allergies” event. The “Healthy Foods for Kids” event takes place on April 25.
Here’s the link to the online application for all of our 2011 events: http://www.bit.ly/foodfete2011.