Toronto Food Blogging Conference

Toronto Food Blogging Conference

Join us for a full day of learning, networking and, of course, eating at the Penguin Random House Canada offices in Toronto on September 28th for our one day mini-conference.

Whether you're an experienced food blogger or brand new you will leave this event with new skills, new friends, lots of inspiration and the confidence to take your food blog to a new level.

We've brought together an incredible team of photography, writing, blogging and media professionals who will be sharing their expertise with you over the course of the day.

You'll learn skills to take your blog to the next level through our sessions and through networking with fellow attendees.

Our goal is to send you home with the tools you need to take the next steps in your blog while feeling inspired and motivated. We want to help you connect with other bloggers facing the same challenges so you can work together to grow after the day is over.  And of course, you'll have fun and eat some great food!

This workshop is also the last stop on the three week long 2018 FBC Great Canadian Road Trip.  Check out the Road Trip itinerary for more fun stops throughout Canada!

Meet Your Session Leaders

You'll spend the day learning from this talented team of speakers. They'll be sharing their expertise and leaving lots of time to answer your questions. You can read their full bios here.

Ethan Adeland

Ethan is part of the co-founding team of FBC and manages all the FBC Blogger/Brand campaigns as well as FBC's own brand partnerships. He'll be available to answer questions on how to network and approach brands, pitching yourself and creating your own brand campaign opportunities. If you want to form long term relationships with your brand partners, Ethan is the person to answer your questions!

Suresh Doss

Suresh is one of the GTA's most well known and respected food, drink and travel content creators who loves a good story and the people behind it.  He found his niche by heading outside of Toronto's downtown core to find the food stories in the GTA's cultural mosaic. In other words - he went to the 'burbs to get great food, great stories and great opportunities. He'll tell you how going against the crowd, finding a gap to fill and continuous networking can create more opportunities than you ever imagined!

Melissa Hartfiel

Melissa is part of the co-founding team of FBC and manages content creation and the FBC community. She's also a graphic designer by trade. She'll be available to answer questions on creating content for different mediums and social platforms, branding strategies, bringing on content contributors to your site and building a community through your blog, newsletters and social channels.

Joy McCarthy

Joy McCarthy

Joy is a Holistic Nutritionist based out of Toronto and the founder of, an award-winning blog focused on healthy living. She is a two-time bestselling author of Joyous Health and Joyous Detox thanks in part to the avid fanbase she has built and nurtured around her blog.  Joy will be joining us to talk about how she used social media to help her build her community and keep them engaged and eager to hear from her.

Dennis Prescott

Dennis Prescott

Dennis will be bringing his formidable photography and styling skills to Winnipeg to help you take your photography skills to the next level. With over 400K Instagram followers, he knows his stuff! He'll cover styling, lighting, developing your signature style and how to set up and shoot so your work can be repurposed on your blog and multiple social media platforms. He may even put his chef skills to work and cook for us!

Afrim Pristine

Afrim Pristine

Afrim Pristine is Canada's premier cheese expert and owner of the Cheese Boutique and author of the soon to be released For the Love of Cheese, focused on all things cheese, available October 2018. He has collaborated with some of Canada's most notable chefs and he'll be bringing his formidable knowledge of cheese to our event  with a cheese master class and tasting for all our attendees to end the day!

Charlene Theodore

Charlene Theodore

Charlene is a Toronto lawyer with a passion for food and philanthropy which led her to found her blog, Chew Street, where she combines both! Charlene will discussing the value of your you voice and your audience and how to leverage your blog and social platforms to champion what you are passionate about and to give back to your community.

What You'll Learn and Why You Should Attend

This full day event will fill you with actionable takeaways to help you grow your blog, a shot of inspiration and the opportunity to network with fellow bloggers and speakers. Here's a few of the things you can expect:

* learn food styling and food photography tips from Dennis Prescott
* strategies for building an engaged audience
*tips for leveraging social media to build your community
* how to leverage your blog and social platforms to champion your passions and give back to your community
* how to identify a gap in the market that you can fill
*how to go against the crowd to open up opportunities
* how to niche down and become a specialist rather than a generalist
* how to network and collaborate to created more opportunities for yourself
* tips for branding yourself
* strategies for connecting with brands in your niche
* tips for pitching yourself to brands and strategies for forming more profitable, long term brand relationships

Event Details

  • When: 9:00 am - 6:oo pm Sept 28th, 2018
  • Where: Penguin Random House Canada, Toronto
  • Blogger Tickets: $250 CDN
  • Industry Tickets (brands, agencies or corporate attendees): $350 CDN
  • Ticket includes snacks and a full lunch

Come Join In The Fun!

If you're a blogger, a registered dietitian, nutritionist or aspiring food photographer this event is for you!

Come join us for a full day of learning, fun and food!

Penguin Random House Canada, Toronto

Penguin Random House Canada

Our Toronto stop will be at the beautiful offices of Penguin Random House Canada in there fantastic event space that will give us the room we need to learn and interact and eat some delicious food!  This is also a great opportunity to see the inside of a working publishing house that isn't usually open to the public!

Blogger and Industry tickets are available

320 Front Street West  #1400
Toronto, ON
M5V 3B6

Penguin Random House Canada

Stop #10 on the FBC Great Canadian Road Trip

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