We could not hold this conference and offer such an unbelievably low price to participants without the support of our sponsors and partners. Please take the time to read about them below. We will be adding more as the planning progresses!
- For sponsor information, please contact Reno Walsh at 888.758.8687 ext: 704 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please mention “International Food Bloggers Conference” as we also run other conferences.
- Please note we discourage events not included in the official agenda for a variety of reasons: they often are invite only, which is against the spirit of the IFBC; if planned during the IFBC they pull from our scheduled events; and they take advantage of the IFBC’s gathered bloggers without supporting the conference itself. If you have an idea for an event before, during, or after the conference, please contact us to discuss sponsorship.
- If you would like to host a future International Food Bloggers Conference, please complete our Host Application.
New Orleans & Company is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. New Orleans & Company influences thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services. Find them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter at @VisitNewOrleans.
At Nature’s Path, we’ve been making tasty organic breakfast foods for almost 30 years. We are a family-run, passionately independent, sustainably-driven, deliciously-healthy organic food company that believes in “leaving the earth better than we found it.” Creating organic, healthy foods in a sustainable way is our passion—the cornerstone of our family company. We hope our love for yummy organic goodness shows in every mouthful of our offerings, which include cereal, granola, oatmeal, waffles, snack bars, and more. Come down for a taste and let us know! Find them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter at @NaturesPath.
Acadiana Food Hub Non-Profit Organization will be the support solution for development & growth of the local farming businesses, as well as improving the health of local residents with healthy & affordable food. By providing shared-use space in the warehouse and serving as a resource to connect the local food industry supply chain, the Acadiana Food Hub (AFH) will increase the supply of fresh local produce to blighted communities at competitive prices. With the right infrastructure and cooperation of official parish programs, the AFH can work to provide the community’s underprivileged with regular access to fresh produce and locally sourced food items. Once the AFH removes the barriers to producing, selling, and buying local food, a new standard of health can be set for Acadiana’s people and cuisine. Find them on Facebook.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits™ (OSF) develops novel tree fruit varieties with exciting supply chain benefits, including reducing unnecessary food waste. OSF’s flagship products are nonbrowning Arctic® Apple varieties and Arctic ApBitz™dried apple snacks. Find them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and follow them on Twitter @ArcticApples.
Bloomly provides fully-managed ads for your website or blog. We partner with you and bring you into our community where you can grow your audience. Then, our experts help you stay on top of the latest trends & technology to keep your brand growing.
The Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club is, to the best of our knowledge, the fastest-growing olive oil club in America. Our high-end artisanal olive oils, sourced from gold-medal winning boutique farms around the world, are not available in any store, only by subscription. We specialize in delivering to our members’ tables these high-end artisanal olive oils direct from the latest harvest. Since there are different harvest seasons around the world, this means our club members can enjoy harvest-fresh olive oil all year round. Our mission is to follow the global olive harvest, every three months or so, bringing the finest harvest-fresh extra virgin olive oil to the US—so that our club members can enjoy, year round, fresh-pressed olive oil at the peak of its flavor and intensity. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Pinterest is the visual discovery engine. It is where you find and do what you love. With Pinterest, you can discover useful and relevant things that inspire you to do stuff. Today, more than 200 million people come to the platform every month to explore and experience more than 100 billion ideas. Get pinning at Pinterest.
The Spruce is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. Whether you’re looking to retile your bathroom, update your decor, grow your best-ever garden, or simply tackle your to-do list, The Spruce can show you how. We make it fun and easy to create the home you have always wanted. Together, we can spruce up your space, spruce up your yard, and spruce up your life. Find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
With Urban South Brewery, we’re combining the heritage of European beer making with the brashness of new American styles. That mixture of cultural legacy and bold innovation is why New Orleans is the perfect place to launch our brewery. While local breweries have been missing from the landscape for far too long, we’re excited to join with other local brewing pioneers to re-establish New Orleans as the beer capital of the South. The future is bright for local beer lovers! Find them on Facebook and Twitter at @urbansouthbeer.
Zehnder Communications was founded in 1996 on the idea that great creative and brilliant strategy didn’t need to be mutually exclusive, and a belief that it’s possible for an ad agency to be both a creative leader and produce strategically sound, effective work. As a truly full-service agency, Zehnder is able to deliver multifaceted marketing campaigns that reach target audiences across all mediums. Driven by our research and analytics team and supported by our project management staff, Zehnder’s departments are made up of specialists who collaborate to create award-winning marketing solutions. Find them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and follow them on Twitter @zehndercom.
Chicory is a technology company based in NYC that uses artificial intelligence to create digital grocery experiences. In 2014, Chicory launched its core product, the “Get Ingredients” button, which allows consumers to get to online recipe ingredients delivered from various grocers and retailers. Within two years, Chicory added over 1,000 recipe partners and became the largest shoppable recipe network in the country. They launched an advertising platform in 2016, leveraging their network to help food brands reach consumers who are in-market for grocery and CPG products.
Today, Chicory reaches approximately 80 million unique monthly users and has partnered with companies like Peapod, Time, Inc. and General Mills International to lay the groundwork for the future of grocery. For more information find them on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter @chicoryco.
Custom Conventions, established in 1988, has partnered with a hip new company NOLA deTours. The companies work under the Custom Conventions’ corporate banner to fulfill both the leisure, corporate, incentive and affinity group travel markets. Carling Dinkler, owner of Custom Conventions, believes the integration of destination expertise along with deep rooted industry relationships are in sync with deTours authentic and off the beaten track group experiences. Marc Preuss, who has over 20 years of culinary knowledge, gives a historical insight into the true food of the region. You can find them online here and on Facebook.
Foodista, founder of the IFBC, is a passionate community of food lovers who want to share and exchange its collective knowledge about all things culinary. Our editorial content informs and entertains readers with a daily dose of food news, cooking tips and recipes, health and nutrition information, holidays and special events, and more. Additionally, we feature a wealth of encyclopedic content about foods, tools, and techniques, and house a growing database of user-added recipes.
IZEA® created the sponsored social industry in 2006 when it launched the first technology platform to pay bloggers to create content for brands. Since then, it’s grown into a NASDAQ traded company serving the world’s top Marketers and Creators. IZEA operates IZEAx, the premier online marketplace that connects marketers with influential content creators. IZEAx automates influencer marketing and custom content development, allowing brands and agencies to scale their marketing programs. IZEA creators range from leading social media influencers to accredited journalists. Creators are compensated for producing and distributing unique content on behalf of marketers including long form text, videos, photos and status updates. Marketers receive influential consumer content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. For more information about IZEA, visit https://izea.com.
Trish Lindemood, founder of Kitchen Bloggers, is a digital media consultant with over 25 years of sales and marketing experience. Since 2008, she has helped hundreds of business owners succeed online using a combination of WordPress websites, Content Marketing strategies, and paid advertising campaigns. She is an avid home cook and organic gardener who makes it her personal mission to help food, lifestyle, and health & wellness bloggers achieve their entrepreneurial dreams. You can find KitchenBloggers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @kitchenbloggers, and Pinterest.
Liberty’s Kitchen operates at the intersection of building health and wealth, striving to put vulnerable young people (predominately youth of color) on a path to employment, career advancement, and entrepreneurship. We are a social enterprise, and we use our food-based business lines to generate revenue, provide training opportunities, and increase access to high-quality fresh food in areas and communities with limited access. In our first decade, we served 750 young people in their employment journey and served over two million meals in public schools.
In our second decade, we are focusing on three major strategies: 1) continuing to serve our city’s most vulnerable youth with wrap-around services and workforce readiness training, 2) supporting these youth to retain employment and access further education and career advancement, and 3) leveraging our partnerships to increase access to healthy food for food-insecure populations through growing our own food access ventures and enabling more entrepreneurs of color to start-up and scale their own ventures tackling health and food inequity. Find them on Facebook, Instagram, and follow them on Twitter @LibertysKitchen.
April is the creator and blogger for Whisk It Real Gud. She grew up with her mom and southern grandmother. They cooked good simple food on a tight budget. She learned how to cook from watching and helping them in the kitchen. She’s from the melting pot of NJ/NY area and has always been surrounded by culturally diverse people and food. The food that she makes is a reflection of all the food she grew up eating with family and friends like, Southern, African, Caribbean, Latin American, Asian, Italian and more. Her flavorful, simple and quick prep meals using everyday ingredients will save you time and money. You can find April on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and on Twitter @whiskitrealgud1.
Live Food & Drink Social
On Saturday, Aug. 25, 5:00-6:00pm, we’ll kick off Live Food & Drink Social (previously called Live Food & Drink Blogging). Local food producers will come in and present to our group. Check back often to see who we’ve added to the list. To date, participants include:
- AgriBeef @agribeefco
- Basin Blend @BasinBlend
- Bee Delightful @beedelightfulusa
- Beyond the Equator @btequator
- Big Easy Bucha @BigEasyBucha
- Bulldog Pepper Jelly @bulldogpepperjelly
- Chef’s Olive Mix @OliveMixSacTown
- Evan’s Honeys
- Greek Girls Rice Pudding @greekgirls_ricepudding
- Jazzmen Rice @JazzmenRice
- Pear Bureau Northwest @usapears
- Sour Greek Foods
- Sweet Smart
Taste of New Orleans
On Friday, Aug. 24, 4:30-6:30pm, we’ll have your mouths watering at the Taste of New Orleans, where we’ll invite 15 to 20 local restaurants to come in and serve small bites highlighting their best dishes. Check back often to see who we’ve added to the list. To date, participants include:
- Acadian Food Hub
- Arnaud’s @arnaudsnola
- Balise Tavern @BaliseNOLA
- Big Easy Bucha @BigEasyBucha
- Desire Oyster Bar
- Elysian Seafood @elysianseafood
- Emeril’s NOLA @NOLARestaurant
- Five Star Creole Dishes
- Highly Seasoned Catering, LLC
- Landry’s Seafood
- Little Gem Saloon @LittleGemSaloon
- Mother’s Restaurant @MothersNOLA
- Pythian Market – Cru @PythianMarket
- Pythian Market – La Cocinita @PythianMarket
- Restaurant R’Evolution @revolutionnola
- Roux Carré @RouxCarre
Aaron Washington, Local Menu NOLA
Lisa Nelson, Queen Trini Lisa
Kim Dejan, KD’s NOLA Treats
- Salt and Light Pastry Co. @saltandlightpastryco
- Shelia’s Delights
Your conference organizer is Zephyr Conferences. In addition to the IFBC, Zephyr Conferences also organizes the Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference, Wine Bloggers Conference, Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference, and Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference.
Zephyr Adventures (@ZephyrAdventure), our sister company, operates trekking, hiking, biking, and multi-sport tours throughout the world. Zephyr’s active wine tours specialize in getting travelers up close and personal with not just the wineries but the vineyards of the world. In addition to Zephyr’s active tours, Taste Vacations runs beer, wine, and food tours around the world which leave the physical activity at home.