Food Fete is heading back to New York City this Fall, but this time with a very special media event focused exclusively on Oregon’s artisinal food and beverage products.
Why Oregon only? I relocated to Portland a few months ago and was quickly impressed by the passion and commitment to quality and sustainability that many producers here are supporting. Not long after I arrived, I got the idea to find the right platform for showcasing Oregon’s amazing products, and decided to create a regionally-focused event in New York.
To help spread the word, I’m teaming with the folks from Oregon Bounty, the culinary tourism initiative of Travel Oregon, the state’s travel and tourism bureau. I’m glad to have their support to help make this event successful.
We’re also implementing another new element with this event–namely offering two exhibitor scholarships to deserving companies that might find all the costs associated with participating in Food Fete a financial burden.
Visit the “Forms” section of this blog to download the event brochure and exhibitor and scholarship applications.
We already have 25 media RSVPs, which signals strong media support for this new regional approach.
If you know of any Oregon food and beverage companies that make great stuff and deserve national attention, I’ll appreciate your help in spreading the word.
More details to follow.