Tastemaker Conference is the food blogger conference for influencers and content creators

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About Tastemaker Conference

Tastemaker Conference is a place where food bloggers don’t just meet, they make. You will make contact with incredible vendors and foodies. You will make career goals attaining invaluable information on the business aspects of the industry. Most importantly, you will make lifelong connections in a community of creatives who want to influence the world with their gift for food.

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September 19-21, 2019

Held in one of the top foodie destinations in the country, Tastemaker Conference takes place at the beautiful Leftbank Annex in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, September 19 – Friday, September 20, 2019. There is also a community foodie excursion (additional cost) on Saturday, September 21.

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Amazing Sponsors

This two-day event features over 20 highly-sought after brands sponsoring and attending to specifically connect with food bloggers.

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Valuable Workshops

You will have access to multiple classes and workshops taught by experts in the food blogging field, a sponsor exhibitor hall, and awesome networking opportunities. And let’s not forget the most important part: delicious food!

Whether you consider yourself kid chef level or the real Martha Stewart (please stand up), Tastemaker Conference is for all levels of experience to socialize with a community of makers, dreamers, and influencers in this impactful and memorable two-day event.

2019 SPONSORS

Tastemaker Conference is the place to meet and make connections. We offer unique experiential marketing opportunities for food, tech, and houseware companies, who are looking to network and partner with influential food bloggers and content creators. Please contact Chandice to inquire about sponsoring Tastemaker Conference 2018 – Contact Chandice Here

Meet The Team

Abbey Rodriguez

Abbey is the founder of Tastemaker Conference. Abbey’s recipe development and food photography work has been published in major industry publications such as The Huffington Post, eHow, and MSN, to name a few. When she is not making a mess in the kitchen, she can be found exploring the best spots to eat in the D.C. metropolitan area, where she lives with her husband and three boys.

Learn more about Abbey at The Butter Half.

Chandice Probst

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.

Susie Bulloch

Susie is a Guinness World Record holding griller, a local Utah lifestyle television contributor, a KCBS certified BBQ judge, BBQ instructor, author, and . . . deep breath . . . mom to three awesome kiddos and wife to a CPA/side-hustling musician!

Learn more about Susie at Hey Grill Hey.

Erin Collins

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is the event?

Tastemaker Conference 2019 will be held on Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20, 2019, with an additional option for an exclusive exursion on Saturday, September 21. It will be at Leftbank Annex in downtown Portland, OR.

What is the return policy?

Tickets are non-refundable, however they are transferable up to 30 days before the event.

What does a general admission ticket include?

Your 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.

Will there be allergy-free foods available?

Of course! We will be providing amazing gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan food options, as well as any other accommodations requested.

I’d love to speak at the conference!

Our submissions are limited, but we would love to hear your ideas! Please email your pitch to [email protected]

Where do I stay?

To be announced!

Is there parking available?

Yes, there is limited parking on the west side of the building and in the parking garage underneath.

When do tickets go on sale?

General admission tickets are SOLD OUT! Click here to get on the wait list.

How many people will be attending the conference?

There will be 225 like-minded food bloggers, influencers, and brands attending. A great place to network and make new foodie friends!

I’m interested in sponsoring the event. Whom should I contact?

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.

Which airport do I fly into?

Portland International Airport (PDX)

How do I get to the venue?

The venue is at Leftbank Annex in Portland. The address is 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227. We recommend you get a rental car or use Uber or Lyft.

I have a question that wasn’t answered! What’s your contact information?

Please reach out to [email protected] for any additional questions.

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2019 SPEAKERS

Michelle Tam - Opening Keynote

Michelle Tam is the co-creator of the Saveur Award winning food blog, Nom Nom Paleo. Together with her husband, Henry Fong, they’ve also produced a Webby award winning cooking app, authored two New York Times bestselling cookbooks, and have been nominated for a James Beard Award.
Dubbed “the Martha Stewart of Paleo” by The New York Times and CBS News, Michelle is the food nerd behind Nom Nom Paleo’s recipes and personality. Nom Nom Paleo is whimsical and family-oriented, with cartoons and jokes woven throughout their delightful and light-hearted cookbooks, app, and blog.

Michelle has a degree in nutrition and food science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a doctorate in pharmacy from UCSF. For over a dozen years, she worked the graveyard shift at Stanford Hospital and Clinics as a night pharmacist before her side hustle became her main hustle.

Nom Nom Paleo

Susie Bulloch

Susie is a Guinness World Record holding griller, a local Utah lifestyle television contributor, a KCBS certified BBQ judge, BBQ instructor, author, and . . . deep breath . . . mom to three awesome kiddos and wife to a CPA/side-hustling musician!

Learn more about Susie at Hey Grill Hey

Casey Markee

Casey Markee is the Founder of San Diego-based consultancy Media Wyse and the on-staff SEO Expert for Food Blogger Pro. Casey has over 20 years’ experience in the field of SEO, has trained digital marketing teams on five different continents, and has done some of the most popular webinars for SEM Rush ever recorded. A noted speaker with credits including Onward by Yext, Pubcon, Everything Food Conference, SMX Advanced, State of Search, and more, Casey has worked with hundreds of food & lifestyle bloggers and has taken sites from less than 20,000 sessions a month to over 5+ million! He also believes bacon should be its own food group.

Media Wyse

Kate Ahl

Kate Ahl is the owner of Simple Pin Media, a Pinterest management agency. They have worked with over 500 Pinterest accounts curating the best Pinterest marketing plan for their clients. She also hosts the Simple Pin Podcast helping listening DIY their Pinterest marketing without feeling overwhelmed.

Simple Pin Media

Karli Bitner

Karli Bitner is a recipe developer, professional food photographer & content creator for her blog, Cooking with Karli. She managed to turn her brand new blog from literally nothing to a generous full-time income in within 8 months of purchasing her domain name. Karli has excelled with the support of her rockstar husband and 3 amazing kids. Karli is a helper by nature and loves to see the potential and successes in other blogger’s lives. Though her days are mostly spent changing diapers and wiping up spilled milk, she is an expert at putting her head down, grinding and getting the work done to grow and maintain a thriving business.

Cooking with Karli

Tiffany Han

Hand raiser and yes sayer, Tiffany Han is a creative coach and strategist for highly-creative women and host of the Raise Your Hand Say Yes podcast. The love child of Terry Gross and Don Draper, she crafts programs and resources that help female entrepreneurs define their work, speak their truths, and take bold, inspired action toward being more successful in their creative business and also having as much fun as possible. In her spare time (ha!), she starts as many dance parties as she can with her husband and twin daughters. Find out more at tiffanyhan.com and go behind the scenes on Instagram @thetiffanyhan

Tiffanyhan.com

Jenny Guy

As the Marketing Manager of Mediavine, Jenny Guy loves using her past experience as the head of influencer and affiliate marketing for a brand as well as her MFA in Acting and college teaching experience to represent the Mediavine brand she adores. From hosting Facebook Lives and her conference speaking engagements to creating brand content and managing the Mediavine blog, Jenny is passionate about all things Mediavine and marketing. When not behind a laptop, you can find Jenny spending time with family, cooking and running an Equity theatre company.

Mediavine

Danielle Liss

Danielle Liss is a lawyer at Hashtag Legal. Her practice focuses on helping influencers and online entrepreneurs protect their businesses. As former Chief Marketing Officer and General Counsel of an influencer network, Danielle has extensive experience in the influencer marketing space. Danielle and her business partner also host the Businessese Influencer Marketing Podcast.

Hashtag Legal

Vallery Lomas

Vallery Lomas is an attorney turned award-winning food blogger, baker, and content creator. As winner of ABC’s “Great American Baking Show,” she frequently appears on television segments. She’s made beignets with Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly & Michael Symon on The Chew, passionfruit macarons on Home & Family, and has even talked “baking news” on Fox’s Top 30. Vallery also presented the “Outstanding Baker” award at the 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards, and was named one of Bake from Scratch’s 2018 “Baker’s Dozen.” She enjoys sharing recipes with stunning photos, and tips and tricks for successful baking at home.

Ashley Reeves

​Ashley Reeves is known as Ashley’s Fresh Fix. She is a mom of four small kids, a food blogger, and an entrepreneur who is juggling multiple online businesses. Ashley has been featured on Good Morning America, Nightline, Whole30, and more. She is a fresh foodie with a fun family, who are actively involved in her business. Ashley is a branding expert, a social media marketing coach, and loves helping others build their businesses. She has a dedicated online community of like-minded women following her journey of building better body images, and has successfully built her blog into a full-time job.

Ashley’s Fresh Fix

Charity Lighten

​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

A Vibrant Life

Karlee Flores

Karlee Flores is a Portland OR based food blogger, food photographer and workshop host. Her blog, Olive and Artisan won 2018 Saveur Magazines Blog award for Best Photography. Olive and Artisan is devoted to mainly sweet but always comforting PNW inspired recipes.

Olive and Artisan

Lena Gladstone

Lena Gladstone – Lena Gladstone is known as the blogger behind Lena’s Kitchen Blog. She is based in Portland, OR and works as a full-time recipe developer, food blogger, styling and food photographer, and mom. Lena is also known as a “Rosé All Day” kind of girl. She shares her life, food and stories on Instagram, and loves encouraging others and teaching people to be real and relatable on social media. Lena’s passion and purpose behind her blog is to connect people and families through food, and the experience of taking quality time to enjoy it. She does this through creating healthy, beautiful food with a few guilty pleasures in between.

Lena’s Kitchen Blog

Erin Collins

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.

Kevin Masse

With nearly 15 years of experience, Kevin Masse has become an industry leader in the world of influencer marketing within the food, travel and lifestyle space. Previously, he headed up all influencer marketing initiatives for thefeedfeed.com and oversaw the world’s largest network of influencers in the home cooking space. During his two years with thefeedfeed.com, Kevin worked with more than 600 influencers and gained expertise in navigating the world of brand partnerships and in helping influencers create content that resonates with their communities and drives repeat business.

Kevin is a self-taught home cook, baker, recipe writer, and social media influencer. As an amateur photographer with a keen eye for composition, Kevin has amassed more than 40k followers on Instagram. Kevin’s writing and recipes have been published by Bake From Scratch Magazine and thefeedfeed.com. His photography has been featured by the likes of TheFeedFeed, Food52, Epicurious, and The Infatuation.  Kevin lives in West Hartford, Connecticut with his husband, Michael, and their two Brussels Griffons, Huxley and Orwell.

Dianne Jacob

Dianne Jacob – Writing Coach Dianne Jacob is a multiple award-winning writer and author. Her book Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes and More is in its third edition and has won three international awards. She has co-authored two cookbooks: Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas and the award-winning The United States of Pizza. Her essay in Lucky PeachThe Meaning of Mangoes, was the grand prize winner of the M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing in 2016. It also won Best Essay from the Association of Food Journalists annual awards, and is included in the anthology Best Food Writing 2016. Dianne speaks and teaches on food writing around the world, and judges cookbooks for the James Beard Foundation. Previously a newspaper, magazine and publishing company editor-in-chief, she coaches writers and bloggers on improving their writing, creating an irresistible book proposal, and getting published. She started her blog aimed at food writers and bloggers in 2009.

See more at Dianne Jacob.

Brita Britnell

Brita Britnell – Brita is food blogger, videographer, and content creator. She creates weekly videos for her own food blog, Food with Feeling, as well as some top bloggers in the industry including Ambitious Kitchen, Fit Foodie Finds, Skinnytaste and others. She has years of experience creating tasty style and lifestyle videos.

Food with Feeling

Sapana Chandra

Sapana Chandra is a plant-based, professional cook, digital media influencer, holistic health coach, and author of Plant Power Bowls. She grew up in Kansas and received her graduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh. After a successful 13-year corporate career in technology and product management, Sapana launched Real + Vibrant in 2016 after healing herself from chronic illness. Real + Vibrant is a growing healthy lifestyle business where Sapana teaches her audience how to cook simple, delicious, mostly plant-based meals. Sapana lives in Seattle, WA.

Real + Vibrant

Krissy Allori

Krissy is the recipe developer, photographer, and amateur farmer behind her two blogs, Self Proclaimed Foodie and Ten Acre Baker. She is a completely self taught cook and photographer who left her high tech career of 17+ years to become a full time blogger and her only regret is not doing it sooner. Her food blog shares the best versions of everyone’s favorite recipes and her homestead blog chronicles her adventures in moving from the suburbs to the farm.

Self Proclaimed and Ten Acre Baker

Sam Adler

Sam Adler is a professionally trained pastry chef, Saveur Blog Award winner, food photographer, and food blogger over on FrostingandFettuccine.com. She has been featured in numerous online and in-print publications including Taste of Home Magazine, Saveur Magazine, The Feed Feed, and Food Blogger Pro Podcast. Sam lives in Hollywood, Florida with her husband, two young kids, and French bulldog. When she’s not baking and dancing in her kitchen, you can find her at her favorite yoga spot.

Frosting & Fettuccine

Rosalynn Daniels

Rosalynn Daniels is a lifestyle personality, content creator, millennial wife & mom, and restaurateur. On her journey as a new wife and mother, her passion grew for recreating great dinning and event experiences for her everyday life with her family and friends.

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.

Rosalynn Daniels

Lorena Grater

Lorena is a German Peruvian currently living in Montreal, Canada. She is a food blogger, self-taught food photographer, and food filmmaker for her blog, Green Healthy Cooking. Video plays a big role in Lorena’s business strategy, and she has created hundreds of food videos, both fast-paced, hands-in-pans and hosted longer YouTube-style. Food video is her number one asset in helping her food blog business grow ten-fold in the past year.

Green Healthy Cooking

Alexa Peduzzi

Alexa is the General Manager of Food Blogger Pro where she helps teach bloggers how to start, grow, and monetize their food blogs. She loves helping bloggers feel confident in the work they’re doing and in themselves. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her boyfriend, Mark, and her sassy cat, Maya.

Food Blogger Pro

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown is the founder of MJBLabs, specializing in large-scale SEO programs for media and technology companies. For fifteen years, Matthew has led SEO efforts at many well-known media companies and internet brands including the first SEO team at The New York Times Company. Matthew specializes in using analytics to identify successful content and blogging topics as well as pinpointing successful link building efforts.
 
Matthew has been involved in the Portland food blogging scene since it went white-hot in the early 2000s. He helped run a local food board that was the epicenter of food discovery in Portland for almost a decade. If there’s a food cart or dish that can be found in the outer reaches of Portland, Matthew knows about it (and has probably written about it).

Ashley Segura

Ashley Ward is the Founder of Madhouse Marketing, a digital marketing agency in San Diego, specializing in content and social media marketing. 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.

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