2014 CALIFORNIA - MARCH 2014
Food Shows & Local Beer & Wine Events
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March 1, 2014 26th Annual Winter Wine & Food Fest
Benefitting Make-A-Wish. Considered the premier wine and food event in the region, this year’s WWFF will feature more than 120 wineries, breweries and restaurants. General admission guests will also enjoy a silent auction from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. and from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m., VIP guests will enjoy a sit down dinner, live auction and experienced a live wish reveal for a local child.
March 1-2, 2014 World of Wine Winter Barrel Tasting
A new world twist on old world varietals, this two day barrel tasting weekend features your favorite varietals made with Temecula Valley style
March 2-5, 2014 ACF Western Regional Conference - Oakland, California
American Culinary Federation. The 2014 ACF Western Regional Conference will take place in Oakland, Calif., March 2–5. Chefs, students and foodservice professionals will experience unparalleled educational opportunities, resourceful networking, meeting with old friends and making new ones at the Oakland Marriott City Center.
March 4-5, 2014 NLS Food Marketing Summit 2014
Indian Wells, California
The ideal peer-to-peer networking environment for Top Level Executives in Marketing, Communications, Social Media and many other related fields within the food industry. Featuring thought leaders from the world's leading food manufacturers, discussing the key issues affecting the current and future growth of your business.
March 6, 2014 Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace - Anaheim, California
Co-located with Natural Products Expo West. This innovative outdoor event combines the lively appeal of a traditional farmers’ market with the business-building power of an industry trade show.
March 6, 2014 Wine Tasting and Auction - Stockton, California
23rd Annual Wine Tasting for the SJFB Foundation for Agricultural Education featuring ‘a taste of San Joaquin’. The 2014 event was held at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton. More than $250,000.00 in scholarships have been awarded and thousands of teachers and students have been educated in our region due to the support for this great event. Each year, we have more than 300 people in attendance to sample food from our areas great restaurants and wines from some of the best wineries. Plan to attend this event in 2015.
March 6-9, 2014 Natural Products Expo West - Anaheim, California
Natural Products Expo West continues to be the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 60,000 industry professionals and 3,000 exhibits to the Anaheim Convention Center. Rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the US by Tradeshow Week, Natural Products Expo West continues to help attendees reach their business goals.
March 7, 2014 The Organic Center's 11th Annual VIP Dinner
Learn about the significant accomplishments The Organic Center achieved in 2013 by being a part of our 11th Annual VIP Dinner. This past year, The Organic Center has branched out to cover a wide variety of research areas, such as health, environmental, and agronomic issues. We invite you to come connect with friends, colleagues, and the industry’s leading innovators over a delicious organic dinner and drinks!
March 10, 2014 TrashFish Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California
We are combining forces with the organization Chefs Collaborative to host a 5 course “Trash Fish” dinner and Russian River beer pairing. The event will bring together a diverse team of chefs from top Los Angeles and Boulder restaurant(s), for one time culinary collaboration (single seating dinner) with limited seats available.
March 12, 2014 Celebrity Chef Tour 2014 - Danville, California
Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.
March 14, 2014 Simply Wine Festival - Westlake Village, California
This annual benefit is bound to be one of the most popular Wine Festivals in the Ventura County region attracting thousands of foodies, wine, tequila, and beer connoisseurs, along with car aficionados. The festival is benefiting and making one wish happen for the local Make-a-Wish foundation chapter of the tri-counties. Expecting more than 30 wineries, 5 tequila companies, and 5 breweries this event promises to bring together a selection of alcohol that will quench the thirst of all. Tesla Motors, a California-based company that designs, manufactures and sells electric cards and electric vehicle powertrain components will be participating in the event by offering test drives and showcasing a vehicle in the center of the ballroom.
March 14-16, 2014 Vintage Paso: Zinfandel and Other Wild Wines
Paso Robles, California
Create your own zinful itinerary to smell, sip and savor the heritage of Paso Robles, with events at more than 120 wineries! Join fellow wine enthusiasts for a selection of wine and chocolate pairings, winemaker dinners, vineyard tours, laid-back barbecues, barrel tastings, live music, and so much more! Immerse yourself in a complete Zinfandel experience, and discover for yourself what makes Paso Robles Wine Country the Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast!
March 15, 2014 21st Annual Taste of Yountville - Yountville, California
Yountville, the "culinary capital" of the Napa Valley. Taste of Yountville will culminate in a town-wide block party in which food and wine lovers can sip and sample local favorites while taking a stroll along picturesque Washington Street. Acclaimed restaurants and wineries will offer savory bites, micro brews and wine along pedestrian-friendly Washington Street. Admission is free. Tasting tickets to experience many of Yountville's restaurants and dozens of Napa Valley wineries are only $1 each.
(also: www.tasteofyountville.com )
March 15, 2014 19th Annual Fairfax Brewfest - Fairfax, California
Fairfax's annual rite of spring celebrates great beer with a St. Patrick's Day theme. Sample beers from 20+ craft brewers, meet the brewers at the first big brewfest of the season, vote for your favorites at our popular "Taste 'em and Rate 'em table, dance to authentic Cajun music by Flambeau, and enjoy corned beef sandwiches, bangers, and garlic fries out on our patio. Takes place in the Pavilion in downtown Fairfax, Marin's hippest town. Plenty of bike free bike parking.
March 15, 2014 8th Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon
San Francisco, California
The premier chocolate show on the West Coast. Experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world's greatest culinary metropolitan areas.
March 15, 2014 World Cup of Beer Homebrew Competition Finals
Presented by the Bay Area Mashers, the competition is open to everyone in all styles and sub-styles of beer, mead, and cider.
March 19-20, 2014 WiVi: Central Coast Wine & Viticulture Symposium & Trade Show - Paso Robles, California
WiVi is a wine industry conference and trade show focused on the Central Coast. It features a one-day trade show and two days of concurrent sessions focusing on regional viticulture, enology and wine marketing topics that are essential to keeping your business on top of today’s competitive wine market. The seminars will feature today’s industry leaders addressing current topics relevant to grape growing, wine production and marketing on the Central Coast. The trade show will bring suppliers from across the nation that want to showcase their products and services at a time and place that’s convenient and accessible for California wine grape growers and winemakers. At WiVi, you’ll hear about cutting-edge research, and receive product and service information at the sessions and on the trade show floor.
March 19-23, 2014 Western Candy Conference - Rancho Mirage, Calif.
The WCC promotes the common interests of confectionery manufacturers and those who supply goods and services to the candy industry.
March 21, 2014 Charlie Palmer 9th Annual Pigs & Pinot - Healdsburg, CA
This celebratory weekend offers a series of intimate dining and educational events hosted by Chef Palmer and features a cast of Master Sommeliers and international celebrity chefs who will showcase some of the world’s greatest Pinots Noirs with perfect pork pairings. Thirty percent (30%) of the net proceeds from this one-of-a-kind epicurean event will benefit Share Our Strength.
March 21-23, 2014 8th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival
A 3-day celebration and exploration of handcrafted cheeses, foods, wines and beers from California and beyond. Hands on Cheesemaking; Farm tours; Wine and Cheese Pairings; Beer and Cheese Pairings; Cooking Demonstrations; Panel Discussions and more.
March 21-23, 2014 Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert - Palm Springs, CA
The Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert will gather the brightest and most inspired chefs from California for three extraordinary days of culinary and wine tasting under The Big White Tent on Larkspur between El Paseo and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert, CA. This event will be uniquely educational in focus, showcasing the Coachella Valley as a culinary destination.
March 23, 2014 Los Angeles Seafood Festival - Los Angeles, California
Taste of the Seven Seas - Mariscos Annual Food Fest - Live entertainment, Exhibitors, Food Booths, Vendors, Arts & Crafts, Games, Gifts give-a-way
March 23-27, 2014 44th Food + Beverage Environmental Conference
The premier environmental event for the food industry, bringing together senior environmental managers from food and beverage companies to share their experiences with sustainable practices, environmental compliance, new technologies and approaches.
March 25, 2014 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless other across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.
March 26-30, 2014 FEDA 2014 Convention - Indian Wells, California
Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association annual convention.
March 27, 2014 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
San Francisco, California
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.
March 28-29, 2014 Annual Lodi Spring Wine Show - Lodi, California
The Lodi Spring Wine Show features wine tasting from up to 50 wineries, great food, entertainment, vendors, and much more all under one roof. The Show evolves and changes from year to year, but it is always a great place to learn, explore, and discover more about wine and the wine industry. If you love wine, food and fun the Lodi Spring Wine Show is the place for you.
March 29-30, 2014 Barrel Tasting Weekend - Livermore, California
Livermore Valley's 5th Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend! Taste wines right out of the barrel, meet winemakers, and more. Each winery will host a unique experience during barrel tasting weekend including at least 1 barrel sample for each ticket holder. This is your chance to pre-purchase wines before they have even bottled (aka "futures")!
March 30, 2014 Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest 2014 - Pasadena, California
Join Us for the Best Celebration of Pinot Wines!