How to Get in on the Action at the Food & Travel Expo’s “Industry Day”


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On the weekend of October 4th, 2014, the Taste Trekkers Food & Travel Expo will be returning to Providence, Rhode Island. This is an event designed for anyone who plans their trips around food. Our goal is to turn you on to new cuisines and new regions.
You can see what happened at last years event in this two-minute video:

Tickets for Saturday’s events at the Biltmore go on sale on July 2nd, but this year, we’re also adding something new…

Industry Day

On Friday, October 3rd, we will be hosting “Industry Day” at Johnson and Wales University. This is a special event specifically for professionals in the food and travel industries, including:

Culinary Tourism

2013 Panel Discussion on Food Tourism with Gail Ciampa

  • Chefs
  • Farmers
  • Artisanal Food Producers
  • Tourism Professionals
  • Brewers and Winemakers
  • Writers, Journalists and Bloggers
  • Culinary Students


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The afternoon will feature a series of ten minute talks covering different facets of the food and travel industry, followed by a panel discussion hosted by Gail Ciampa, the Food Editor of The Providence Journal. We’ll cap the evening off with a special cocktail reception so that you can network with other professional.

Hear┬áLast Year’s Panel Discussion




How to Attend “Industry Day”

Admission is by invitation only. If you are a professional in the food or travel industry and would like more information, please contact us by filling out the form below and we’ll be in touch about attending.

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Take a Food Tour

Join Master Chef and Historian Walter Potenza in the discovery of great foods and history of Federal Hill in Providence. Our Premiere Food Tour will take you to different locations where you will be sampling Cheeses, Charcuterie, Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegars and many more ingredients present in the repertoire of Italian Cookery. You will also learn food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store and anything that may be of interest in expanding your culinary horizon. Throughout the walking event you will meet the people who make it possible for Federal Hill to be recognized as a food and historical destination in the USA. Your walking tour will end at Chef Walters Cooking School where Chef Walter will present the “Pasta or risotto of the day”, paired with the “Wine of the day“. Of course samples are offered. After the tasting you will visit the Federal Hill Heritage Center Photo Exhibit of early Italian Immigration in Rhode Island located on 286 Atwells Avenue. Only collection in Rhode Island

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  1. Hi
    In case attendance is not possible, will the seminars or panel discussions be posted or made available online? Thanks a lot.

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