Why You Should Attend the International Food Blogger Conference

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October 11, 2011

ifbc 2010

In 2009, there were no food blogger conferences to attend. Fast forward two years and now there are a handful worth considering. The International Food Blogger Conference, the first to emerge in the food blogging world, is the perfect event for you if you want to:

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  • Spend three days in a culturally rich city
  • Meet others who share your passion for food, writing, and technology
  • Feel inspired and supported while learning the latest techniques and trends in food, photography, and media
  • Enhance your blog, your brand, or your business

ifbc 2010 attendees in session

IFBC stands apart from other blog conferences because of its focus on outstanding food and drink. Of course, we want to be engaged by the educational sessions and noteworthy speakers, including leaders like James Oseland of Saveur, documentarian Morgan Spurlock, Ruth Reichl, photographer Penny De Los Santos, and Victoria Von Biel. But at the heart of our drive in creating the conferences is the love of eating and drinking well, among friends. We want to taste the best local bites and sip the perfectly paired wines, beers, and cocktails. These conferences, unlike any others, value food and the culinary uniqueness of each new city.

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seafood sign in new orleans

seattle urban farm

seattle urban farm

skillet street food

skillet street food wagyu beef burger

dante serving inferno dogs

el camion taco

pike brewing company

pike brewery beer

chef plating food



To show you how delicious IFBC can be, take look back at IFBC in New Orleans this past August. Below is a peek at the menu from the Friday evening reception, featuring just 7 of the 20 best Big Easy chefs and restaurants:

bloggers taking photos of food

La Petite Grocery, Chef Justin Devillier
Chilled corn soup with hearts of palm
Pork cheeks with tomato jam

Ste. Marie, Chef Chris Foster
Spicy tuna tartare with avocado mousse, coriander, grilled country bread
Rabbit ragu with house-made pappardelle, parmesan

Sylvain, Chef Sean McCusker
Shaved brussels sprouts with apples, pecorino, hazelnuts
Chicken liver crostini with Maras Farm’s sprouts, dandelion gastrique

The Grill Room, Chef Drew Dzejak
Gluten free gulf shrimp dip
Gluten free Louisiana crab dip in endive

Shrimp & orzo
Crawfish etouffee

Sucre, Chef Tariq Hanna
Black truffle hazelnut macaroon ‘PoPs’
Local honeyed rice cream parfait

GW Fins, Chef Tenney Flynn
Gluten free bite sized chocolate bombes- white & dark chocolate mousse on a base
of flourless chocolate cake, covered in chocolate ganache


In addition, we provided a selection of excellent Abita beer and wines from Jordan Winery, Winebow, and Wines of Navarra.

attendees dining ifbc 2010

If you love food and the company of enthusiastic eaters, we hope to see you at IFBC in Santa Monica, California November 11-13!