After filming, we headed to the hotel to meet with my fellow 2015 Krusteaz Bakers Dozen ambassadors for dinner at Seattle’s popular Purple Café & Wine Bar. That’s when I got to see my dear friend, Susan of Doughmesstic. We often keep in touch online so it was good to see her in person and catch up!
After our photography session, it was time to end the day and prepare for the IFBC conference.
With Krusteaz as one of the main sponsors, theKrusteaz Bakers Dozen helped facilitate a session held for attendees. We also helped Jenn Sbranti of Hostess with the Mostess set up the session with all the cute items she created for the event. The theme tied in travel, treats and special moments with primary colors, a touch of gold and natural textures.
The session was completely hands on, where attendees created three types of cookie containers for gift giving. Naturally, Krusteaz Cookie Mixes were the star and everyone got to take some, package them up and share them with others at the conference. Here’s my table of attendees I facilitated which included ladies representing Coravin, BigOven, Geeky Hostess, Tangled Up in Food, and Portlandivore. It was a great mix of women of various food perspectives and backgrounds, which made networking while making our cookie containers so much fun.
There were other great sessions during the conference, including more photography tips and tricks with Todd Coleman, prop styling, learning about wine pairing, cooking lamb, and so much more. It was a full afternoon of sessions and when those were over, we ended the night with a Culinary Fair and Expo. The fair highlighted the some amazing food brands and Seattle restaurants. Over at Krusteaz, we filled up on their delicious bakery style cookies and had fun with the photo props as seen here lol…
Overall, it was an awesome time and I am so thankful for the opportunity to have experienced the jam packed weekend! Now with it officially the first day of fall, I’m even more excited about getting in the kitchen, creating some delicious eats and savoring the moments. Hopefully you are too!