Next week, San Francisco will erupt with people who buy and sell food [as if it doesn’t always]…it’s time for the annual NASFT Fancy Foods Show! January 16th-18th, the Moscone Center will be the backdrop to hundreds of food brands (80,000 food products!) putting their best foot forward in hopes of courting buyers from grocery stores near and far….including yours truly. Our team will be there, hunting for the most delicious crackers, sauces, cheeses, olives, oils, popcorn, chocolates and you name it being made today!
Whenever you get this many food biz people in one place, special things happen: like great classes at 18 Reasons! We’ve taken advantage of some special guests being in town to offer events that we’re particularly excited about:
- Saturday Jan 15th 5-7 pm Cajun Charcuterie: Tasting & Conversation with Stephen Stryjewski (of New Orleans’ Cochon Restaurant) & Morgan Maki (of Bi-Rite Market)
- Sunday Jan 16th 7-8 pm The Prince of Pig: Iberico Salumi Tasting
- Monday Jan 17th 7-9 pm How To Be a Great Leader & Eat Well with Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s
- Tuesday Jan 18th 7-9 pm From Bottle to Inspiration: A Biography Through Wine with Don Heistuman
The first two classes are perfect for history lovers, meat lovers, and anyone intrigued by the idea of using flavorful bites of meat in smaller portions. If you’ve never met the man behind the Zingerman’s phenomenon, you’ve got to come and learn Ari’s secrets for creating a business that is good for your mission, employees, the environment, AND your bottom line. And the wine class will bring you in close contact with the person behind a wine label–you’ll appreciate wine in a whole new way. All of these classes are ticketed; please visit our website to reserve your spot.
So whether you’re crowd-tolerant enough to launch yourself into the Moscone Center mayhem for the NASFT show, or your preference for a more intimate dialogue leads you to one of our 18 Reasons events that week, we hope to see you amongst the hubub!