Food Bloggers Conference 2010

A first for South Africa and the event will be held in Cape Town.

02 Mar 2010
Food bloggers conference

If you are a South African food blogger worth your fleur de sel, you will no doubt have looked on with envy as your American and British counterparts attended the BlogHer Food and Food Blogger Connect conferences in the US and the UK. Reams of Tweets reported back on the excellent presentations, and websites filled up with pictures of happy food bloggers finally meeting and mingling "in real life".  Admit it - you felt left out and unloved.

Well, feel unloved no longer, because Cape Town is about to take its place on the world food blogging conference map.  Since 2005, the number of South African food blogs has exploded, and organizer Colleen Grove of Kitchen Diary felt that the time for such a conference was ripe. On Sunday 21 March, the inaugural South African Food Blogger Conference will be taking place in Cape Town, with a delectable array of speakers and sponsors to satisfy the most ardent food blogger. The agenda will include something for everyone, from new food bloggers who are just starting out, to experienced food bloggers wanting to build traffic or take their photography to another level.

Speakers on the day will include:

· Jeanne Horak-Druiff of CookSister! on writing skills, tips for better blogging, and legal issues in blogging.

· Sam Wilson of Food24 on promoting your blog via social media.

· Nina Timm of My Easy Cooking on getting to know your camera, food styling and monetizing your blog.

· Jane-Anne Hobbs of Scrumptious South Africa on recipe writing and editing.

And as if that were not enough, there is an array of corporate sponsors who will be providing goodie bags and giveaways throughout the day, including Food24, The Caviar Group, Lindt Chocolate, Arniston Bay Wines, Taste of Cape Town, Orangina, Seaharvest, Verlaque Foods, Yuppiechef, Kara’s Original Greek Herb Dressing, Willow Creek, My Easy Cooking and a few more still awaiting confirmation – so nobody will be leaving empty-handed.

It promises to be a great day, packed with useful presentations and the chance to meet face to face with other bloggers you know so well online, as well as a buffet lunch.

WHERE:  The Giggling Gourmet Cooks Playground (Napier Street opposite the new Cape Quarter)

WHEN:  Sunday 21 March 09h30 for 10h00 until 17h00

COST:  R430 per person (includes lunch but excludes travel and accommodation expenses)



- Jeanne Horak-Druiff


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