Friday, May 8th, 2015

Recap: Eat Alberta 2015

After four years on the organizing committee of Eat Alberta, Mack and I had decided to let a new group of individuals take the reins. One year later, it meant we could, for the first time, enjoy the day as participants! Eat Alberta, started in 2011, promotes hands-on learning about how to prepare local food. […]

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Recap: Eat Alberta 2014

On April 26, 2014, Eat Alberta hosted its fourth annual conference at NAIT. It was a day to get your hands dirty, have your palate refreshed, and of course, to learn and be inspired by members of our local food community. Michelle Peters-Jones leads a session on curry with Alberta pulses Since 2011, Eat Alberta […]

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Join us at Eat Alberta 2014: April 26, 2014

It’s hard to believe Eat Alberta is four years old! I still remember our first event, held in the basement of Enterprise Square downtown. Though it was a less than ideal facility for a hands-on cooking conference, all of our presenters rocked it out, and those who attended found it to be a really worthwhile […]

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Recap: Eat Alberta 2013

On April 20, 2013, we held our third annual Eat Alberta food conference at NAIT. It was our biggest event ever, with 120 registered attendees. Perogy making with Chef David Omar of Zinc We know changes are never embraced by everyone, but for the most part we think the implementation of a set track registration […]

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Discover Your Roots: Eat Alberta 2013

I can’t believe we’re already on our third Eat Alberta! The hands-on food conference, an opportunity for consumers to learn about how to grow, forage and prepare food from some of Alberta’s most knowledgeable food personalities, will be taking place again this April. What: Eat Alberta 2013 When: Saturday, April 20, 2013 Time: 8:30am-5:30pm Where: […]

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Eat Alberta 2012

The vision of Eat Alberta is simple: to create interactive opportunities for people to learn how to source and prepare local food directly from the experts in our community – producers, chefs and local food advocates. We were also hoping that participants would connect with one another and perhaps foster relationships that would extend beyond […]

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Announcing Eat Alberta 2012: Your Real Food Survival Guide

It feels like our inaugural Eat Alberta conference was only a few months back, but it took place almost a year ago! Based on the response we received the last go around, we knew there was an appetite in the city for more opportunities to learn about local food and to connect with other like-minded […]

Monday, March 14th, 2011

For the Love of Food: Eat Alberta 2011

Last summer, Valerie approached me with the idea of organizing an Alberta-wide food conference. Given the rising interest in buying local and the burgeoning online food community, she thought it was the perfect time to arrange a more formal opportunity for people to connect with one another, and learn more about the bounty we have […]