The fourth annual Food Fete media event took place on Monday (6/30) in New York, and it was by far our busiest and best event to date. Lots of interesting new products and a room packed with press.
Positive comments from our exhibitors and media were unanimous, with AOL Food’s Kat Kinsman reiterating for a second time that Food Fete is “my favorite food event of the year.” Thanks Kat.
Though we’re still tallying the numbers, media attendance exceeded 100, with many of the top publications represented — Food & Wine, O the Oprah Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Epicurious.com, Marthastewart.com, Food Network Magazine, SELF, Ladies’ Home Journal, Family Circle, Chocolatier, Men’s Fitness, Parade, TIME and BusinessWeek, among others.
As I mentioned earlier, Chris “C.J.” Jacobsen of “Top Chef” Season 3 attended on behalf of the California Strawberry Commission, making his own recipe for a delicious Strawberry Mint Sangria. C.J. shared with me that life after Top Chef has been great, and he’ll soon be opening his new restaurant in Chicago. I wish him well with that new venture.
Here a few early photos:
Thanks again to our exhibitors, sponsors and media attendees for helping make Food Fete a great event.