One of the highlights of this year was attending the Food Bloggers of Canada Conference in October. Not wanting to miss another conference, I had registered for this one the day the tickets came on sale. It had been something I was looking forward to for months and it did not disappoint! It was a great weekend with good food and making connections with some amazing people. So happy I brought a selfie stick with me to capture it all!
I was hoping to do a recap right after getting back but life got in the way. Better late than never!
A huge thank you to Melissa and Ethan for putting on a very successful event. We were spoiled and it was clear how much work you guys had put into making us feel that way.
The conference was held at the Four Seasons Hotel right in downtown Vancouver. It was the perfect venue, being close to shopping, great restaurants and the water. Needing to capitalize on the fact that I was without kids and could catch up on sleep, my single room was a treat!
It was so great to meet with bloggers whose blogs I have been following and putting faces to twitter handles. Everyone was so friendly!
It was really impressive to me that veteran bloggers who had highly successful blogs were willing to share their knowledge. No one was afraid of competition, but rather were excited to share their strategies to see more bloggers find success. This is huge! It plays a big role in creating this awesome community that Melissa and Ethan began when starting FBC.
The sessions were so informative. The speakers that participated were full of knowledge and I just absorbed everything they all had to say. It got me thinking of the goals that I have for my blog and what I need to do to achieve them.
We also got a chance to hear from the dynamic duo of Thug Kitchen, who entertained us at dinner the second night. They were happy to be part of a selfie!
The sponsors totally outdid themselves and we were spoiled with all the swag we got to take home. Of course, the spoiling started long before we made it to the conference with knives from Chicago Cutlery and cookware from Nordicware.
Last but not least, the food! Of course the food at a food bloggers conference was a huge part of the weekend. We were fed very well! The breakfasts, the lunches, the dinners and of course all the snacks, there was definitely no going hungry. Here is a glimpse of some of the delicious food we ate.