Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Culinary Career?

It seems perfect for one of those late-night TV ads promising riches and fame.

"The exciting world of culinary adventure awaits you in the growing fields of food blogging, food writing, food publicity, food photography and styling, food carts, Farmers Markets and cookbook writing."

While no one's proposing that you quit your day job to pursue any of the above, if you are curious about any of those topics, you've got a chance to talk with experts in the field on Saturday, Oct. 4. The event is sponsored by the Portland Culinary Alliance and features such local food luminaries as Lisa Herlinger of Ruby Jewel Treats, Martha Holmberg of the Oregonian's FoodDay, food cart and coffee maven Andrea Spella, cookbook authors Ivy Manning and Janie Hibler, as well as local chefs Cathy Whims and Vitaly Paley. Plus a three-course lunch prepared by Ms. Whims that should be worth the price of admission.

And they must have had someone cancel on them for the food blogging panel with the Queen of Cheese, Tami Parr, so I'll be warming the seat next to her. Silly them!

Details: Pathways to a Culinary Career. Oct. 4, 9 am-2 pm; $60 PCA members, $75 non-members, $50 students. Nostrana Restaurant, 1401 SE Morrison St. E-mail for reservations or call 503-716-8167.


Anonymous said...

This event sounds great! I've recently started a food blog, have a cookbook in the works and am a vendor at the Beaverton Farmers Market. My Saturdays are tied up for another month but, hopefully, some time in the future I'll be able to attend a similar event. I just found your blog. Thanks so much.

Kathleen Bauer said...

It should be fun, as well as an opportunity to get advice and ideas on food-related careers, not to mention contacts with the movers and shakers in the local area. Both of my editors at FoodDay and Culinate will be there, so food writers, now's the time to hand out those cards!