Readers of this site know how nationally renowned food and drink is in Rhode Island. Our chefs, restaurants and bartenders are recognized annually by the James Beard Foundation, Food & Wine nominates chefs and pastry chefs on their “People’s Best New” lists each year, Bon Appetit chose The Dorrance as one of the best new restaurants in the country last year and then there’s all the culinary love that Travel + Leisure heaps upon the capital city, including ranking it #1 for Food / Drink / Restaurants in their “America’s Favorite Cities 2012” poll.
We here at Eat Drink RI are showing our love and passion for the local culinary “scene” as we prepare for the Eat Drink RI Festival, Rhode Island’s First-Ever Three-Day Local Food Celebration on April 19 – 21.
So it makes sense that when social dining group Mystery Meet’s founder Seth Resler decided to plan a Food Tourism Conference, “the nation’s first event for people who plan their vacations around food,” he thought Providence would be the perfect food town to launch his event. Resler gives this information about Taste Trekkers:
The Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference is the nation’s first event designed for people who plan their vacations around food. This exciting will bring together hundreds of chefs, farmers, food bloggers, travel writers, culinary students and other passionate foodies as it showcases regional cuisines from around the country. The event will feature a cocktail reception, a tasting pavilion, a food truck court, and group dinners all around the city of Providence, Rhode Island. Matt Jennings, the celebrated chef behind Farmstead in Providence, will deliver the conference’s keynote address. The event will be held September 20-22, 2013. Find more information at TasteTrekkers.com.
To help fund the beginnings of this new conference, Resler has turned to Kickstarter to raise the needed capital. So that’s where you come in with helping launch this fun and exciting food event. Take a look at Taste Trekkers Kickstarter video:
Resler is no stranger to Providence, having graduated from Brown and lived in the area for several years. His full bio follows:
Seth Resler is the founder of the social dining group Mystery Meet. His event production and marketing work has been heralded by The Boston Globe, Radio and Records Magazine, WBUR-FM, and Boston.com. A Brown graduate, his work earned a Citizen Citation from the Mayor of Providence and was named ‘Best of 2009’ by Rhode Island Monthly. Visit SethResler.com.
Please head on over to the Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference Kickstarter page and pledge some money to get this great idea off the ground and into Providence, one of the best food destinations in the world.