Food Blog Forum

After successful events in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Orlando, Nashville will host a fourth edition of the Food Blog Forum on October 8, 2011. National food writing talent will host breakout sessions on a variety of topics beneficial to budding food writers. Instruction includes: public relations, branding, training on recipe writing and development, education on etiquette and lessons in food styling and photography. These discussions will be led by the industry's leading talent from both the east and west coasts.

Television chef, food columnist and founder of the Food Blog Forum, Jaden Hair will be among the panelists. Her blog,, is an awardwinner which receives over one million page views monthly. The duo behind the successful food blog, Todd Porter and Diane Cu, are co-founders of the event and bring their professional skills with food styling and photography to lead another of the educational sessions for the day. Local blogger, Beth Sachan is among the writing talent organizing the Nashville event. Her work can be read in her blog,, which was named "Best Food Blog" in Nashville Scene's 2010 Best of Nashville.

For the Music City edition of the Food Blog Forum, Sachan wanted to "bring a true Nashville feel to the event." To this end the opening party will be a "Taste of Nashville." Sachan has partnered with the Nashville Farmer's Market for the evening, where samples from Olive & Sinclair Chocolates and Dozen Sweets will be featured. Beverages from Corsair Artisan Spirits and Yazoo Brewing Company will be available. And the highlight of the evening will be the celebrity chef demonstration from Nashville's notable, Arnold Myint.

Pre-sale tickets are available for $99. This ticket includes entrance into the Friday night party, the all-day Saturday seminar held at Lipscomb University's Ezell Center and Saturday evening's wrap-up party, hosted at The Patterson House. Over 100 guests and writers are expected to attend the seminar from across the state. "Networking and meeting your fellow food writers is the best part of the forum," according to Sachan. "Their passion is contagious."