Bakespace.com‘s TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference was held today, June 11th, in New York City at the Astor Center on Lafayette Street in the Village. As part of New York’s Internet Week this week, the conference focused on ideas and tips on making a food blogger’s blog more successful, including discussions on current food trends, search engine optimization, marketing and more. Great panels of speakers were assembled for the various talks, including Bakespace.com’s founder, Babette Pepaj; Lynn Andriani of Oprah.com; Tanya Edwards of FoodNetwork.com; as well as SEO experts, blog owners and more. KitchenAid was also a sponsor and donated many wonderful appliances that were raffled off throughout the day.
A food blogging conference wouldn’t be complete without food, and TECHmunch had plenty of it. Chobani sponsored the event and served a plentiful yogurt breakfast with various flavors including its Verry-Berry and Honey-Nana Champions line.
Lunch was catered–sandwiches by ‘wichcraft.
Here is a delicious vegetarian one with goat cheese, avocado and watercress:
Big fat chocolate chunk cookies from Jacques Torres. Cupcakes and whoopie pies from Robicelli’s in Brooklyn. These are absolutely delicious. I had a frutti di bosco cupcake that was wonderful, but the showstopper was that modest little whoopie pie in the background. Though camera-shy in this photo, he packed a lot of flavor with chocolate cake and a sea salt caramel filling. So glad Emily Schildt of Chobani suggested I try one.
Chobani also made peanut butter banana and berry smoothies and dips like chipotle, humus and Greek feta. Driscoll’s had a Berry Bar with mixed berry cups with ginger lemongrass syrup made on-site by a chef from the French Culinary Institute. At the end of the event, Driscoll’s gave gift bags of berries to attendees. Bakespace.com gave T-shirts in honor of the event. The conference ended with a party sponsored by The Harvard Common Press.
TECHmunch is a traveling conference that was in Austin in March and that will be in Boston July 24 and in Los Angeles in the Fall. It’s a great way to meet fellow food bloggers and learn current trends in food blogging.
Adorable cookies from Tasty Morsels Bakery.