Check out the Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Kickstarter Campaign

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You can help bring the first annual Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference to Providence!

Contribute at the Kickstarter Campaign, or check out the video.



They're 26% funded as of this writing, and we can all help them realize their goal and bring food tourism to Rhode Island this September!

Bear and I are excited to go. We've already made a pledge to the Kickstarter campaign and look forward to getting tickets and checking out all the events.

Here's the schedule as it stands now:

Friday, September 20th:
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Cocktail Reception at The Dorrance
60 Dorrance Street · www.thedorrance.com
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as you mingle with other passionate foodies in attendance. Capacity limited to 100.

Saturday, September 21st:
7:00 – 9:00 am: Registration at the Providence Biltmore
11 Dorrance Street · www.providencebiltmore.com

9:00 – 9:45 am: Keynote Speech: Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead Inc.
11 Dorrance Street · 17th Floor · www.providencebiltmore.com
Our special keynote speaker kicks off the nation’s first culinary tourism conference with lively tales about the intersection of travel and food. Hear how geography influences the cuisine of a master craftsman.

10:00 – 10:45 am: Breakout Sessions – Round 1
As we break into smaller groups, you’ll have the opportunity to hone in on cuisines from the regions that interest you most.

11:00 – 11:45 am: Breakout Sessions – Round 2

1:00 – 3:00 pm: Tasting Pavilion in The Grand Ballroom
Enjoy food and wine samples from dozens of regional purveyors in the beautiful ballroom overlooking the city.

6:00 – 8:00 pm: Mystery Meet Dinners
Various restaurants
Enjoy a fantastic meal in the company of other conference attendees at one of Providence’s finest restaurants.

Sunday, September 22nd:
9:00 am – 11:30 am: Food Truck Brunch
Kennedy Plaza · across from The Biltmore
Enjoy the fresh air as you sample food from several of Providence’s finest food trucks.

10:00 – 11:30 am: Culinary Walking Tour of Federal Hill
Atwells Avenue
Savoring Rhode Island’s Cindy Salvato leads you on a culinary tour of Providence’s historic Italian neighborhood. Capacity limited to 16.

But it won't happen unless they make their goal.

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