Sweet Potato Waffles from Dish in the Kitchen as seen in the FBC Food Photography Flickr Group

Believe it or not, it's already the last Monday of April so we better get right into the news!

FBC2014

Early Bird Pricing & Golden Ticket!

FBC2014 Early Bird tickets are available until April 3oth so there's still time to save some money and join in all the fun this October.  And remember, everyone who purchases a ticket before end of day April 30th is eligible to win The Golden Ticket.  That's right, one lucky ticket holder will win back their registration fee!  So if you're planning to come, now is the time!

Sweet Dreams Cookie Contest

Money, fame, prestige. It can all be yours in the FBC2014 Crosby's Molasses Sweet Dreams Cookie contest. Create a molasses cookie recipe and that cookie could end up on every single pillow of attendees, speakers and sponsors at the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel. All the details can be found here.

Giveaways!

Are you a fan of Masterchef Canada? The folks at CTV are giving away 5 signed autograph posters of Michael Bonacini, Claudio Aprile and Alvin Leung. Pin it up in your kitchen and have them watching your every move! The contest ends tonight at 8pm ET and all you need to do is leave a comment here (log-in required).

Stephanie of Kitchen Frolic is celebrating her 2 year Blogiversary with a $50 gift card to Indigo/Chapters or Amazon (winner's choice).  She loves her cookbooks and wants one lucky winner to add to their collection! The deadline to enter is on now until May 6th!

Gwen from Devour & Conquer is giving away two tickets to Vancouver Foodster's Tasting Plates Main Street on May 14th ($80 value). It's a fun opportunity to sample a little bit of everything up and down Main Street! The giveaway is on now until May 7th!

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Terroir Symposium

On Monday, May 12th, Terroir will be celebrating its 8th year as they bring in some of the most influential names in the culinary world for their annual symposium. Terroir brings together chefs, food & wine experts, restaurateurs and global influencers in gastronomy. The theme this year is Growing Ideas. Presentations will examine how individuals, organizations and communities work together for a greater common purpose, thereby building a strong collective. Tickets are still available for this one-day event.

New Members

We'll announce all the new members next week! In the meantime, remember to join our FBC Member Facebook Forum Group, lots of discussions, great advice and new friends are just a click away.

And remember, if you have anything you’d like to share with your fellow members in the news, please let us know about it.  To have your submission appear in a Monday news post, the deadline is Friday at 5pm Pacific time.  You can send your 3-4 sentence submissions directly to Melissa and include any relevant links.

As always,

Melissa and Ethan

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