Check out the Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Kickstarter Campaign
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
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
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.