The Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection brings together local food producers prepared to transact at a wholesale level and introduces them to wholesale food buyers at restaurants, hotels, etc. from across the state.
Farmer+Chef is the state’s only event of its kind, aimed at building wholesale food networks at the local level. The cornerstone of the event is the Suppliers’ Marketplace, a vendor fair exclusively featuring Arizona food producers and distributors. The event will feature a concurrent series of breakout workshops and close out with a reception featuring Arizona beer and wine.
The 2015 Farmer+Chef Connection has now ended. Planning for the 2016 Farmer + Chef Connection, including it’s sister event Food and Farm Finance Forum, is currently underway; those hoping to attend or sponsor can be kept updated on announcements by signing up for our local food newsletters, by following Good Food Finder on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or by contacting us directly.
The Suppliers’ Marketplace is an all day vendor fair featuring the best local food products Arizona has to offer. Producers, distributors and value added processors line up with displays and samples of their products, and wholesale information. Meet our producers to learn what is and will be in season, and set up future procurement relationships.
Breakout Sessions occur in tandem with the Suppliers’ Marketplace, offering attendees a customizable experience. Sessions and panels cover a diverse array of topics important to building up local food supply chains and establishing successful farm to table relationships. With a heavy focus on industry tools and skills, Farmer+Chef breakouts equip attendees with a new toolkit, and prepare them for success in the Suppliers’ Marketplace.
Local Food Reception:
The Farmer+Chef Connection closes with a reception for attendees that features locally sourced appetizers and Arizona wine and beer.