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Culinary Conversations

CONNECTING LOCAL FOOD CONNECTORS

MEETUP WITH CULINARY CONVERSATIONS:
Culinary Conversations, a new MeetUp group serving West Michigan’s food industry professionals (growers, producers, restauranteurs, and others), is designed to strengthen the conversation of the region’s food creator system. Launching in January 2019, Culinary Conversations will offer regularly scheduled MeetUp gatherings that include networking, educational opportunities, and speaker events. The Culinary Conversations MeetUp group is a partnership between the Grand Rapids Downtown Market Education Foundation, GROW, MSU Extension, and Start Garden.

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UPCOMING MEETUPS:


FOOD FAILURES

Personal stories of failed projects in the food industry—how it happens, what it inspires, and where to go from failure.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019  |  5:00PM to 7:30PM
at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market

SPEAKERS:
- Shelby Kibler, Field & Fire
- Mark Peters, Butterball Farms
- Cory Davis, Daddy Pete's BBQ
- Jessica Ann Tyson, Candied Yam

Moderated by Dexter Dakota, Big Damn Cliff Restaurant Consulting
LEARN MORE HERE

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SOURCING LOCAL
Increasing profitability through seasonal ingredients, plus local sourcing via distribution channels and farm direct.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019  |  5:00PM to 7:30PM
at West Michigan FarmLink

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FOOD BIZ BEGINNERS
Starting, growing, and operating a successful food business. Receive tips and tools from local food experts.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019  |  5:00PM to 7:30PM
at Startgarden