Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Press Release: Food & Wine Conference July 19-21 at Rosen Shingle Creek

Press Release:

ORLANDO (April 23, 2013) -  Technology has changed the wine-and-dine game dramatically. The smart food industry professional of the digital age must be social-media savvy to tap into the now limitless potential to grow and thrive.

To help those with a vested interest to get there, Sunday Supper LLC introduces the new Food & Wine Conference, July 19-21 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. The cutting-edge summit will bring together bloggers, small business owners, marketing professionals, winemakers, chefs and other key players to teach and learn about making the most of online opportunities to grow their businesses.

Food bloggers and others with online outlets in particular will gain insight into search engine optimization, social media marketing, food photography, effective writing and networking with others in the wine-and-dine industry.

Headlining the event is chef, television personality and cookbook author Sara Moulton.  Moulton recently kicked off her third season as host of public television's "Sara's Weeknight Meals." As a protégée of Julia Child, founder of the New York Women's Culinary Alliance, executive chef of Gourmet magazine, food editor of ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" and the host of several popular shows on the Food Network during that channel's first decade, this teacher at heart has kept her mission the same for decades:  to help the home cook get dinner on the table.
The conference is the brainchild of Isabel Laessig, Tampa, Fla., whose Sunday Supper Movement on Twitter @FamilyFoodie was started in 2011 and currently has more than 2 million followers.  "I started the Sunday Supper Movement when my oldest daughter left for college," said Isabel. "Before she left, I asked her what she would miss most about home.  Her answer: 'The time we spend in the kitchen.  I can't imagine not being here for Sunday Supper.'  It really spoke to me to realize that my 18-year-old's fondest memories were the ones we created in the kitchen.  I started my blog the day after she left and started tweeting about our family's #SundaySupper every Sunday and a movement began."

As the Sunday Supper Movement grew, Isabel also befriended many bloggers and others in social media who were interested in how she started the movement and in learning more in general about how to make their various businesses a success.  She created the Food & Wine Conference as a way to bring these bloggers and experts together to network and learn.

Additional top pros scheduled to share expertise at the conference are: Michael Green, one of America's premiere wine and spirits celebrities who has been an expert for 19 years for Gourmet magazine and whose expertise is regularly sought for national news segments; Rosen Shingle Creek Executive Pastry Chef David Ramirez, captain of the 2009 USA Team to the internationally acclaimed Coupe du Monde chocolate and pastry competition in France; and Jaden Hair, food blogger at Steamy Kitchen and chef with a monthly cooking show on Daytime TV.

Attendees will learn the ins and outs of a variety of food business subjects, from how to write a cookbook to food blogging, networking, promotional strategies and business planning.

There also will be food samples, live chocolate demonstrations and social networking events to mix plenty of pleasure with the lively and diverse business at hand.


The Food & Wine Conference takes place the weekend of July 19-21, 2013 at Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819, and is sponsored by Sunday Supper LLC.

For information on registration and a detailed list of guest speakers, celebrity appearances and seminar schedules, visit www.foodandwineconference.com.

Host hotel Rosen Shingle Creek, conveniently located within minutes of Orlando's best restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues, is offering special room packages for the conference.  For more information, visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com or call 866- 996-6338.

Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.