I have decided that I am officially attending the Food Wine Conference in Orlando next month. While the prospect of going to such a large event not knowing anyone definitely fills me with a fair amount of anxiety; reading all about the amazing bloggers going makes me feel a lot better about it. As a newbie food blogger it seems there is a TON I will be able to learn from this conference.
The Food Wine Conference is being held May 13-15 at the Rosen Shingle Creek. If there is one thing I love, maybe more than cooking, it’s staying in fancy hotels. Just check out the picture of the pool from their facebook page. Not going to lie the beautiful hotel is definitely a huge selling point for someone like me who is a bit nervous to attend the event.
In addition to venue, there is a schedule filled of events I know I will benefit from. The ones I look forward to the most are the video workshops, hot shots food photography, and the power of pinning. I know these will teach my so much to help my blog succeed. And also the Cabot wine and cheese pairing definitely sounds right up my ally!
I know going to this conference will have so many benefits, plus your ticket price covers all your meals while at the conference. If you use the promo code cricketsconfections you will get a $50 discount! While I love the idea of an all inclusive event I think any one who is gluten free knows how scary eating out can be. The last thing I want is to get glutened and end up locked in the bathroom for half the conference. However, when you buy the ticket they ask if you have any dietary needs, such as gluten free. This definitely makes me feel so much better, they will already be prepared for my gluten free needs! Knowing that I wont have to stress about not being able to eat all weekend is such a relief.
More than anything I want to attend the event because of who is running it. I think the Sunday Supper Movement is such an important organization. I think it is so important that our society goes back to spending time together over the dinner table, and Sunday Supper is a great way to start. Now in my family we don’t have a Sunday Supper, we tried and it just never worked for everyone’s schedule. Finding time to gather 6-8 working adults can definitely be difficult. Instead we have Saturday breakfast. Once a week we gather around the breakfast table, discuss our weeks and indulge in some biscuits and gravy. I think it’s so important to find what works for your family and take the time to share a meal together!
I think I am the perfect combination of excited and nervous for the event. Every weeks #SundaySupper chat on tweeter (7pm Sunday’s) get’s me more excited to meet these amazing people in person! I know as the dates get closer I will continue to be anxious, but I’m all about breaking stigmas, and not letting anxiety hold me back! Plus, after seeing all the food pictures from last years conference the snack monster inside me will not pass up an event with so many yummy treats!
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