Food Professionals from across the United States are poised to converge on New York City for the International Asociation of Culinary Professional’s hoe down March 29 to April 2 in New York City. In addition to sartorial decisions and restaurant reservations, there are curriculum choices to be made. The conference is offering a plethora of classes and seminars. There are also two great opportunities for aspiring cookbook writers.
The chef George Geary and Trina Kaye, a marketing maven who recently gave a webinar “How to Develop and Publish a Branded Cookbook” for the IACP are offering free 10-minute consultations on Saturday, March 31 at the Charlotte Bar in the Millennium Hotel from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Think of it as speed dating.
And if you are ready for more of a committment, consider the one day seminar that is being offered at SeeFoodMedia on the Lower East side on March 27. A team including Dianne Jacob, the author of Will Write for Food, Denise Vivaldo, the author of the Food Stylist’s Handbook and photographer Jamie Tiampo have created a program that drills deep beneath the dream of creating a book to the practical work of making that dream a reality. These seasoned professionals will explore the various choices in publishing — self-publishing? e-book? traditional publishing? — and discuss how to create a selling cookbook proposal as well as photography and food styling. The seminar is well-conceived and, with a line up of pros like this, is worth twice its price ($250).