I originally purchased a ticket to this event in order to meet with chefs, farmers, vintners, food writers, and so on, to pitch my food photography and get better connected. When I signed up, I contacted the organizer (Keren Brown – the Frantic Foodie – a fabulous food writer and event organizer) and asked her if they actually needed a photographer for the event. She took me up on the offer!
It was a great event, held at the Palace Ballroom owned and operated by Tom Douglas (of Dahlia Lounge and Palace Kitchen across the street) who prepared an entire whole roast pig for the event, in crazy Seattle heat. Wow! Other chefs were there, as well as food manufacturers, brewers/vintners, restaurants, coffee roasters, and more. Mid-way through the event, there was a panel of experts, and my favorite Seattle food writer (Nancy Lesen! Swoon!) started off the discussion.
It was packed and a great event. At the end of the evening, I participated in a speed-networking event in which I met with 20 other people in the food industry, for one minute a piece, to pitch my photography. Good times, and good connections. Thanks again, Keren!
Here are some highlights from the event!