CALIFORNIA JANUARY 2013
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
(see also: 2012 - 2010)
January 11-13, 2013 Santa Cruz Fungus Fair 2013
Santa Cruz, California
The 39th annual event will be sponsored by the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz, expanding the understanding and appreciation of mycology (study of mushrooms). The Fair is a popular event for the entire community.
January 13-18, 2013 San Diego Restaurant Week - San Diego, California
Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus from more than 180 of San Diego's best restaurants in 12 unique regions throughout San Diego County. No tickets or passes are required. Food lovers may simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they like during San Diego Restaurant Week.
January 16-18, 2013 Women Chefs & Restaurateur's National Conference 2013
San Francisco, California
20th Anniversary Conference. Women Chefs and Restaurateurs (WCR), the nation’s leading association representing women in culinary professions.
January 18-19, 2013 The Good Food Awards - San Francisco, California
The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. We grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. We host an annual Awards Ceremony and Marketplace at the iconic Ferry Building in San Francisco to honor the Good Food Award recipients who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities. In its third year, Good Food Awards will be given to winners in nine categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, pickles, preserves and spirits. Awards will be given to producers and their food communities from each of five regions of the US. The Good Food Awards seal, found on winning products, assures consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious that also supports sustainability and social good.
January 18-21, 2013 Napa Truffle Festival 2013 - Napa, California
World class cuisine meets cutting edge truffle science! Featuring black truffles, cultivation and culinary programs, leading truffle scientists, a truffle orchard excursion and epicurean marketplace, fabulous food and wine pairings, and world-famous Michelin Star chefs.
January 18-27, 2013 Mendocino County Crab and Wine Days - Mendocino, California
Recently listed as one of the Top 10 Seafood & Wine Festivals in Coastal Living Magazine, this fun FUNdraiser features two of Mendocino County's most highly prized commodities: Dungeness Crab and Premier Wines!
January 19-20, 2013 32nd Asian American Expo - Pomona, California
The largest Asian Trade Show. Celebrating the Lunar New Year festivities, building dialogue between the booming Asian and U.S. markets, offering joy, fun and happiness to all!
January 19-20, 2013 21st Anniversary Winter Wineland - Sonoma County, California
100+ wineries offer wine, art, and education. Some wineries will have food pairings and others will have tours.
January 20, 2013 Winter Wine Classic 2013 - Santa Barbara, California
One of the largest gatherings ever of the California ’s ultra-elite winemaking masters will assemble for a once-in-a-lifetime wine event – the first annual “Winter Wine Classic.” Taste over 100 Gold Medal, Reserve and 90+ Rated Wines. A wide variety of delectable wine-worthy gourmet morsels will be paired and offered by some of the region’s most notable chefs in this luxuriant wine and food celebration.
January 20-22, 2013 Winter Fancy Food Show - San Francisco, California
Produced by the NASFT since 1955, the Fancy Food Shows are North America's largest specialty food and beverage marketplace. Attendance: 17,000.
January 22-23, 2013 Sustainable Foods Summit - San Francisco, California
North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit. Focal themes of this new edition are food security & waste, marketing best-practices and new technologies. The Sustainable Foods Summit is a series of international summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels, such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certified, etc. The aim of the Sustainable Foods Summit is to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues.
January 23-24, 2013 Confitexpo 2013 - Los Angeles, California
Confectionery trade show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
January 26-Feb 9, 2013 Pasadena PinotFest 2013 - Pasadena, California
Taste hundreds of California-produced Pinot Noir wines, and simultaneously benefit the in-need children and families served by Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services.
January 27, 2013 Vive la France Wine Tasting! - Monrovia, California
French Wines dominate the world in quality and are leaders in wine production and diversity. The French Wines have set the precedent for winemakers everywhere. Every region of France produces wines that are unique and exceptional. This class will give you an understanding of the regions and wines of France. We will taste French wines and improve our wine tasting abilities in a relaxed and friendly environment. Beginners and Wine Experts are welcome! The class is taught by a Master Sommelier and includes wine tasting, French bread, snacks, hand-outs, fun and friendship. $45.00
January 29-31, 2013 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium - Sacramento, California
By combining a trade show with a broad spectrum of seminars, the Unified Symposium provides attendees direct access to all the latest information.
January 31-Feb 2, 2013 ZAP's 22nd Annual Zinfindel Festival - San Francisco, California
Zinfandel Festival is an internationally recognized series of tastings that are the premier single-varietal events in the world. With an estimated 275 wineries and 10,000 attendees.