I’ve been a professional foodie for most of my adult years. During that time I’ve met many people and joined numerous associations to help me network and build my business. One of the associations I’m most active in these days is the International Association of Culinary Professionals. One of the reasons I like the association is that it gives me contacts all over the world who I can call on for trend information or for prospective for articles I’m working on.
I met Palo Alto food writer and cookery teacher Peter Hertzmann last spring at the IACP Conference and now we’re working with several others to create a seminar for the 2009 IACP Conference to be held in Denver next April. He and I met last week for lunch at Le Pain Quotidien here in Toronto to discuss our seminar and to catch up.
Over tuna melts, Peter told me about a fun contest he’s entered to win a spot on a two-hour broadcast about cooking with garlic that his local public television station, KTEH, will be airing in December.
Curious to see Peter in action? Check out his and the other entrants’ videos on the station’s website. To be selected for the show, entrants need people to vote for their videos.
Peter’s vying for the title of “Best Chef,” “Video with the Tastiest Dish,” or “Best Overall Video,” so if you like what he’s doing, give him your support! Voting ends November 15th so pop over soon to get in on the action.
Have any of you ever entered a cooking contest? I once participated in a charity bake-off where we had to use Easy Bake ovens; I think that may be the only time I competed as a foodie.