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February 26-March 8, 2015  Sacramento Beer Week - Sacramento, California

March 1-4, 2015  RFA 35th Annual Conference & Exhibition
Carlsbad, California
To successfully position your company in today’s marketplace, it is imperative to stay abreast of current market trends, food safety regulations, and technical procedures.  Attend the Refrigerated Foods Association’s Annual Conference & Exhibition as we work toward “Advancing & Safeguarding the Refrigerated Foods Industry.”

March 2-6, 2015  National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
To raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children.


March 4, 2015  Celebrity Chef Tour 2015 - Napa, California
Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.

March 5, 2015  Food Fare 2015 - Santa Monica, California
This premiere gastronomic event will showcase over 150 of Southern California's best chefs, restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and merchants.  Epicureans are invited to enjoy a day of eating, drinking and shopping in support of community health, education and wellness.

March 5, 2015  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 5, 2015  The Organic Center's 12th Annual VIP Dinner
Anaheim, California
The Organic Center is holding its Annual VIP Dinner in Anaheim, Calaifornia. With over 500 attendees expected, you won’t want to miss the largest organic business networking event at Expo West. At this celebratory fundraising dinner, you’ll hear thought-provoking keynote speakers discuss the intersection of food, farming, science and politics. A celebrity-chef-designed menu will feature delicious appetizers, delectable main courses, and mouthwatering desserts made with the finest organic ingredients. The evening will start with a cocktail reception and end with a rhythm & blues soul band — so you can count on plenty of time to connect with friends, colleagues, and the industry’s leading innovators.

March 5-8, 2015  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 6-7, 2015  15th Annual World of Pinot Noir - Santa Barbara, Calif.
Our mission is to bring Pinot Noir producers from the most exceptional and unique regions in the world together with Pinot Noir enthusiasts for a weekend of celebration and education on the shores of California's beautiful Central Coast.  Includes two days of in-depth Tasting seminars and excursions, Grand Tastings by the Sea (each with a unique roster of wineries), a featured Burgundy tasting and gourmet, locally-influenced lunches and dinners. These extraordinary food and wine extravaganzas will be hosted by participating wineries and feature an outstanding panel of sommeliers from across the U.S.


March 6-7, 2015  Fine & Rare Wine Signature Auction
Beverly Hills, California
Heritage Auctions ( Fine & Rare Wine Auction #5230

March 6-15, 2015  37th Annual Barrel Tasting - Sonoma County, California
Your chance to sample wines still in the barrel, buy "futures", talk to the winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys.

March 7-8, 2015  World of Wine Winter Barrel Tasting - Temecula, Calif.
A new world twist on old world varietals, this two day barrel tasting weekend features your favorite varietals made with Temecula Valley style

March 8, 2015  Capitol Beer Fest - Sacramento, California
Having last year’s event on downtown’s beautiful Capitol Mall was such a hit, we’re doing it again, but this time we’re going for BIGGER and BETTER! This year, the 5th annual Capitol Beer Fest will take over an additional block of Capitol Mall, offering more space for improvements and comfort.  We’re expecting nearly every Sacramento-area brewery and then some.  With 100+ breweries, serving over 300 varieties of craft beer, including a Specialty Beer Area, and live, high energy classic rock by Daze on the Green, it will be an epic conclusion to Sacramento Beer Week!  With ample, affordable, parking, free bike valet, and easy access to the light rail station, there is really no reason to miss this incredible beer event.  The generosity of brewers, attendees, and partners make this event possible and 100% of the proceeds go to the Runnin’ for Rhett Youth Fitness Program.

March 12, 2015  Celebrity Chef Tour 2015 - Los Angeles, California
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

March 14, 2015  20th 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, 2015  9th 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, 2015  Flavors of Coronado - Coronado, California
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.

March 15, 2015  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 17-18, 2015
WiVi: Central Coast Wine Industry Conference & 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 18, 2015  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

March 18-20, 2015  FPSA Annual Conference 2015 - Carlsbad, California
Food Processing Suppliers Association.

March 19, 2015  24th Annual Wine Tasting and Auction - Stockton, Calif.
24th 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 20-21, 2015  Latin Food Fest - Los Angeles, California
The largest annual Latin culinary destination event in the U.S.

March 20-21, 2015  Charlie Palmer 9th Annual Pigs & Pinot
Healdsburg, California
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 20-22, 2015  9th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival
Petaluma, California
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 20-22, 2015  Vintage Paso: Zinfandel and Other Wild Wines 2015
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 20-22, 2015  The South Bay Spring Home & Garden Show
Long Beach, California

March 21, 2015  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 21, 2015  Bacon and Beer Classic - San Jose, California
The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-of-a-kind event hosted inside baseball parks and stadiums across America. It is a premier experience focused on traditions where one’s nostalgia of baseball meets their love for bacon and beer. As the attendees walk through the stadium they will get a taste of history through the hundreds of craft brew samples and mouth-watering bacon-inspired tastes local restaurants cook up. Music will get people dancing, interactive games will bring out their inner kid, and the cooking demos and beer schools will teach everyone – from the expert to the novice – a thing or two about bacon and beer.  All of our events are all inclusive! From the moment you walk into the park, it's all about the experience, and not about opening up your wallet.

March 21-22, 2015  Barrel Tasting Weekend - Livermore, California
Livermore Valley's 6th 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 26, 2015 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 27-28, 2015  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.  Attendance: 2,500.

March 27-29, 2015  Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert
Palm Springs, California
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 28, 2015  Simply diVine: Food - Wine - Spirits
Los Angeles, California
Stroll McCadden Place while delighting the senses at the 10th Annual Simply diVine!  Nibble on bites from some of Los Angeles' favorite restaurants, and sip on samples from wineries, distilleries, breweries, juicers, and roasters.

March 28-April 1, 2015
American Society for Nutrition Scientific Sessions & Meeting 2015
San Diego, California
Held in conjunction with Experimental Biology, with lectures, symposia, and exhibits of scientific equipment & publications.


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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 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 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.
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March 21, 2015  4th annual Capital City International Brewfest
Sacramento, California
Spend a Saturday afternoon sipping brews from all over the globe! Every year, the Sacramento Turn Verein(STV) Handball Club welcomes  breweries and their unique beers from around the world to the STV Main Hall. This event includes food from local food trucks/caterers along with live music and by joining us you will help us support FirstAce, a proactive youth Player Development program that is used to expand the game of handball and help others realize the amazing benefits that handball offers through the United States Handball Association.

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 30, 2014  Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest 2014 - Pasadena, California
Join Us for the Best Celebration of Pinot Wines!


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March 3, 2013  5th Annual Food + Wine Event - Los Angeles, California
LA Weekly presents PLATE, our fifth annual Food & Wine Event featuring a selection of LA's best and most eclectic restaurants.

March 7, 2013  SANA Annual Meeting - Anaheim, California
Soyfoods Association of North America Annual Meeting & Reception.


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March 3-4 & 17, 2012  19th Annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival
Napa Valley, California
Due to insufficient funding, the Napa Valley Mustard Festival is on hiatus. It is my hope, as well as the hope of numerous supporters, that the good work The Festival accomplished on behalf of the region will be remembered, and that it will be revived.


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March 18-20, 2011  Oakland Art of Home - Oakland, California
The show about where you live brings you 100's of exhibitors specializing in Home Remodeling, Art, Wine and Food. Visit our Wine Garden Theatre with over 25 wineries hosted by Anthony Gilardi fresh from HGTV.

March 26, 2011  13th Annual Taste of Success - San Francisco, California
We proudly invite you to join Junior Achievement at our 13th annual Taste of Success! Sip on a selection of fine wines and sample delicious foods from local restaurants & artisans.

March 26, 2011  Piscología Pisco Party - San Francisco, California
Specialty pisco cocktails will be served all night long including the classic pisco sour.


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March 20, 2010  Malbec Madness Tasting - Hollister, California
Come Celebrate the first day of spring with us at DeRose Winery's Malbec Madness Tasting.



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March 7, 2009  6th Annual Crab & Fennel Fest - Santa Rosa, California
Roll up your shirt sleeves, crack fresh Dungeness crab, enjoy Russian River Valley wine and experience culinary creations of fennel made by some of the area’s best local chefs.

March 21, 2009  Exploring the Flavors of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Los Angeles, California ( no website )
12:00pm to 4:15pm. 7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Iron Chef winner Neal Fraser of Grace Restaurant and ECCM are pleased to invite you to a special olive oil education and tasting workshop. The science of sensory assessment of olive oil; How to taste olive oil; How to identify defects in olive oil; Health benefits of good quality olive oil; Cooking with olive oil; Tasting comparisons with fresh mozzarella and vinaigrette.  Cost:  $100 per person, $85 for Slow Food Members and patients of the Eastern Center for Complementary Medicine. Contact information: (323) 551-5962


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