How cold and wet is it suddenly? As I type this the rain is gushing down my study window and I am grateful for the steaming cup of NoMU hot chocolate that is warming my hands and insides! We are in for a weekend of red wine, hot curries and soups for sure! I love this time of year.
Before the weekend claims you all please take a look at the newly updated Agenda/Program for this years Food and Wine Blogger Indaba that is happening on June 24th. You may want to book your ticket if you haven’t yet. I have been thrilled at the rate that booking is going and just over 70 seats are already taken. There is so much excitement out there about the Indaba and my aim is to bring you the best event ever! There is still just one more workshop waiting for confirmation on a sponsor but it will definitely be happening.
FBI 2012 – PROGRAMME
|08h00 – 08h30||Registration, tea and coffee||n/a|
|08h30 - 08h40||Welcome and introduction||Paul Raphaely (NOMU)|
|08h40 - 09h15||Ethics, etiquette and why we blog||Jeanne Horak-Druiff (Cooksister)|
|09h15 – 09h50||Web Design and Usability||Ricky van der Walt (Webshift)|
|10h00 - 10h25||Monetising your blog||Alida Ryder (Simply Delicious)|
|10h25 - 10h35||A Word from Yuppiechef||Paul Galatis (Yuppiechef)|
|10h35 – 11h00||TEA|
|11h00 – 11h30||Building your blog brand with social media||Linda Harding (Squashed Tomato)|
|11h30 – 12h00||Writing for the Web||Carine Visagie (Fresh Living)|
|12h00 – 12h30||Pinterest for bloggers||John Gardner (Fresh Living)|
|12h30 – 12h35||Instructions for workshops, introduction to lunch wines||Paul Raphaely|
|12h35 – 13h30||LUNCH BUFFET|
WORKSHOPS – You may choose to attend ONE workshop from Group A (before tea) and ONE workshop from Group B (after tea). Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please let me know via the contact me page as soon as you have registered which workshops you would like to do.
|13h30 – 15h00||Food Writing workshop||Sam Woulidge|
|13h30 – 15h00||WordPress and plug-ins||Mark Forrester(WooThemes)|
|13h30 – 15h00||Food Styling & Photography Workshop||Sam Linsell (Drizzle & Dip) & Tasha Seccombe|
|13h30 – 15h00||Getting the most out of your camera – photography basics||Jeanne Horak-Druiff (CookSister)|
|13h30 – 15h00||Writing and publishing a cookbook & cooking dem||Sarah Graham (A Foodie Lives Here)|
|13h30 – 15h00||Cake Decorating Hands-On Workshop||Grace Stevens (Cupcakes by Design) Limited to 15 people|
|15h00 – 15h30||TEA|
|15h30 – 17h00||Basics of food styling and props||Sam Linsell(Drizzle and Dip) FULLY BOOKED!|
|15h30 – 17h00||Photoshop, post processing and how to “read” a photograph||Jeanne Horak-Druiff (CookSister) & Alida Ryder(Simply Delicious)|
|15h30 – 17h00||Grappa and food pairing workshop||Profumi D’Italia|
|15h30 – 17h00||SEO and live Blog Audit||Neil Pursey (Webgrowth)|
|15h30 – 17h00||Gorgeous Bubbly and canapé matching workshop||Pieter “Bubbles” Ferreira (Graham Beck) & Garth Almazan (Steenberg)|
|17h00 – 17h30||Charity auction and prize draw|
Please note that all sessions and speakers are subject to change and the organisers reserve the right to do so, should the need arise
You will find the Payfast PAY NOW button on the same page as registration. It is a simple process to pay and you can pay via credit card, EFT, Mimoney or UKash
Once you have registered I WILL get the registration form…no need to do it twice. And you will receive confirmation and your ticket via email once payment has been made. I am slightly behind in my admin as I have been a little under the weather this past week. But I am catching up now :)
Don’t forget to fill in your workshop choices when registering. Others may have booked before the workshop choices were all given so please contact me and give me your choice of ONE from A and ONE from B. These are on first come first served basis so if they are oversubscribed I will notify you and give you the choices left.
Have a great weekend and be safe.