All attendees who previously purchased a General Admission ticket to Tastemaker Conference 2020 in NYC have had their ticket automatically transferred to Tastemaker Conference 2021 and have been registered for the 2020 Virtual Conference
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September 24-25, 2020
That passion birthed the Rosalynn Daniels brand, complete with television appearances, food demonstrations, brand partnerships and website, RosalynnDaniels.com. She created the site as a place to inspire other parents and millennials that it is possible to have it all.
friendly living, DIY for non-toxic formulas, and health food. She co-founded a green blogger
network to connect bloggers and brands for content marketing. Unfortunately, she had to
close the company in 2016 when her children were diagnosed with food related multiple
health challenges, and they needed her attention. She rebranded her blog, Dr. Karen Lee, to share her
knowledge on using food as medicine, and real food recipes, specifically for food allergies,
Eczema, and other autoimmune diseases. The blog became popular, but she wanted to
reach even a wider audience by publishing a cookbook. In less than 3 years, she published
3 popular cookbooks on Paleo and Keto diet styles using convenient kitchen appliances like
Instant Pot and air fryer. When she’s not developing recipes, she loves spending time with
her family and spoiling family’s rescued puppy.
Todd & Susie Bulloch
Emily Perron helps bloggers and creative entrepreneurs expand and improve their teams with talented freelancers who care about you and your business.
She has developed a strategic hiring process that’s allowed her to find dozens of knock-out freelancers on behalf of her clients, as well as within her own business, and is passionate about aligning the right person with the right role.
Emily has a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and English.
Her professional background includes working in marketing, coaching and organizational consulting. In other words, she really understands people.
And her zone of genius is connecting on a fundamental level to understand their values and empower them to reach for interesting and ambitious opportunities.
When she’s not working, you can find Emily traveling or enjoying the outdoors of the Upper Midwest—hiking, snowshoeing, paddleboarding and swimming—with her husband and their energetic Labrador retriever.
Andrew Wilder is the founder of NerdPress, a digital agency that provides WordPress maintenance and support services for publishers and small businesses, placing an emphasis on site speed, stability, and security. He has been building, fixing, and maintaining websites since 1998, and has spoken on a wide variety of technical topics (in plain English!) at conferences such as WordCamp LAX, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Food & Wine, Techmunch, BlogHer, BlogHer Fo
She has starred in dozens of TV commercials for major brands and her recent television credits include parts on The Baby-Sitters Club, To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, BH90210 and iZombie.
Jasmine is also a proud member of the Food Blogger Pro team where she heads up the affiliate program and designs graphics for the Food Blogger Pro blog and podcast.
Ashley Segura is the Managing Partner at TopHatSocial. Speaking both internationally and throughout the US, Ashley regularly teaches workshops and speaks at conferences like Pubcon, BrightonSEO, SearchLove, Digital Summits, Retail Global, and the prestigious SMS Sydney. Ashley has also co-authored the best-selling book “The Better Business Book V.2” and is a contributing writer to industry blogs such as Search Engine Journal and AuthorityLabs.
Charity Lighten is a wife, mother of four, business owner, and lover of food! She grew up in Canada and received her degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University. Her real passion, however, is for nutrition and the power of food – especially as it pertains to disease prevention. Charity is certified as a nutritionist through Cornell University, is a Food for Life Instructor for the Cancer Project, and has her Masters Degree in Nutrition Science & Food Policy. She has been featured regularly on Fox13 and KUTV, and is one of the founders of Silver Fern Brand. She loves traveling, reading, and entertaining but is currently using her energy to help her husband fight stage 4 cancer.
She can be found on Instagram and Facebook @avibrantlife
Archana Mundhe is the Amazon best selling author of “The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook.” She is a former software engineer, turned full time blogger. She launched her blog Ministry of Curry with the vision of preserving her family’s stories and recipes while making cooking simple and fun for novice and expert cooks alike.
Ministry Of Curry is a food blog that makes cooking fun and simple – a perfect dish every time! Her easy and fail-proof recipes deliver authentic flavors using modern and innovative techniques. Archana has also been featured on Dr. Oz, Oprah.com, People, Brit + Co, Food 52, The Washington Post, Epicurious and more. She has a loyal fan base that follows her for cooking inspiration. She built her mini empire on these two words, culture and love.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our 2020 conference has been converted to an online virtual conference due to Covid-19 safety precautions. It will be held virtually on September 24-25, 2020.
Tastemaker Conference 2021 will be held on Thursday, September 2 and Friday, September 3, 2021, with an additional option for an exclusive excursion on Saturday, September 4. It will be at 501 Union and The Green Building in Brooklyn, NY.
Tickets are non-refundable, however they are transferable up to 30 days before the event.
Your 2020 virtual ticket includes access to our two-day online conference. You will attend virtual sessions led by top leaders in the industry. There will be 10+ classes that focus on the topics of SEO and tech, content creation, business building and marketing, and inclusion and diversity training. You will also have virtual access to select brands, products, and giveaways!
Your 2021 general admission ticket includes entrance to our two-day conference. You will get the choice of attending up to eight different workshops and classes, access to panels led by food influencer experts, a swag bag worth over $200, and access to our sponsor exhibitor hall, where you will make connections with brands who want to work with YOU. There will also be breakfast, lunch, and snacks served both days.
Of course! We will be providing amazing gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan food options, as well as any other accommodations requested.
Our submissions are limited, but we would love to hear your ideas! Please email your pitch to [email protected]
Our 2021 hotel room block is at Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Brooklyn, just 4 blocks away from the venue. Limited rooms available, click here to book at a discounted rate. Please keep in mind that room rates are more expensive this year due to the NYC location. We also recommend VRBO or Airbnb.
Street parking is available in the neighborhood but VERY limited (it is NYC). We also recommend walking, ride sharing, taxi, or public transportation to get to the venue.
Our 2020 Virtual Conference tickets are on sale now! Click here to register.
All attendees who previously purchased a General Admission ticket to Tastemaker Conference 2020 in NYC have had their ticket automatically transferred to Tastemaker Conference 2021. Tickets for 2021 are currently unavailable, but please join our waitlist to get notified if more tickets become available.
There will be 250 like-minded food bloggers, influencers, and brands attending. A great place to network and make new foodie friends!
We would absolutely love to work with you and offer affordable and unique marketing opportunities! Please email [email protected] to receive our current sponsorship deck.
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
The 2021 conference venue is at 501 Union in Brooklyn, NY. The address is 501 Union St. Brooklyn, NY 11215. We recommend you walk, use public transportation, taxi, or ride share.
Please reach out to [email protected] for any additional questions.
Meet The Team
Abbey Rodriguez is the founder of Tastemaker Conference, and The Butter Half, a food blog that combines gluten-free recipes, herbal cooking, and holistic nutrition and wellness education for the whole family. After three years of growing her community online, she was inspired to create a real-life community where other creators could come together. Tastemaker Conference was born in 2017 out of this mission to empower bloggers and influencers to build sustainable businesses and relationships through food.
Abbey has worked with dozens of brands and organizations, providing recipe development, food photography, and influencer marketing consulting. She has also been published in The Huffington Post, eHow, and Shape Magazine, to name a few. A graduate of the Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine, Abbey is a certified herbalist and holistic nutritionist, and is the coauthor of a forthcoming cookbook on herbal wellness with Jennifer Kurdyla.
Abbey resides in the D.C. metropolitan area, with her husband and three boys.
Chandice Probst is the bubbly personality behind This Vivacious Life. She is a food and entertaining blogger and the co-author of Gluten-Free on a Budget. Chandice’s work has been featured in print and online industry publications, most notably Mingle Magazine, Women’s World, and Kara’s Party Ideas. As someone with celiac disease and a degree in health science, she has led the charge in hosting celiac awareness nights with MLB and NBA teams around the nation raising money for research. While she loves to cook and entertain, Chandice loves being a wife and mother most.
Learn more about Chandice at This Vivacious Life.
Leslie Jackson is the Operations Manager at Tastemaker Conference. With over 5 years experience in planning and organizing dozens of community, corporate and influencer events. In 2018, she successfully managed a campaign for a seat in the Utah House of Representatives. She’s happily married to her husband of 10 years and a mom to three. During her free time she enjoys cooking and experimenting with new flavors in the kitchen.
Madi attendee Utah Valley University and got her Bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism. During college she interned on a local morning show, Good Things Utah. After college she decided to take a different career path than what she originally planned and was a clerk in the Juvenile Court. She loved seeing how the justice system can help troubled youth and children in need.
Madi is obsessed with food, good TV, Her husband, and most of all, her baby Indy. You can follow Madi on Instagram, @madichris_
Learn more about Susie at Hey Grill Hey.
Erin is the author and photographer behind the blog Meaningful Eats. Erin is passionate about creating and sharing healthy, family-friendly gluten-free recipes. Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in food science from BYU and a master’s degree in nutrition from University of Utah. She resides in in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and three children.
Learn more about Erin at Meaningful Eats.