Food 2.0 Nom Nom Nom is a fun project that brings food bloggers, food photographers, food journalists, food authors, everyday regular cooks, influential bloggers & senior members of leading UK based internet companies together for a meet up. See it as a Cook-a-thon for bloggers or like an interactive version of MasterChef.
Overview of the Event
Organised by London Blogger Annie Mole, in partnership with TrustedPlaces.com, Food 2.0 Nom Nom Nom is a fun project that brings food bloggers, TrustedPlaces.com members, food photographers, food journalists, food authors, everyday regular cooks, influential bloggers & senior members of leading UK based internet companies together for a meet up. See it as a Cook-a-thon for bloggers or like an interactive version of MasterChef.
Participants will cook in pairs with people sharing the tasks of cooking and photographing & videoing their cookery. The key part of the event is fun and a love of food, with a strong interest in knowing where your food comes from and the elements that make cookery great.
Up to 24 participants will be grouped in teams of 2 to compete in creating the best 3 course meal as judged by a panel of expert judges AND the general public online. At Cookery School - a state of the art professional kitchen & cookery school, participants will cook a three course meal for four - made up from their "signature" or favourite dishes, which they have decided in advance.
Completed meals will be tasted by the panel of expert judges - all participants will sit down & have an early dinner with the food. We'll have after dinner speeches, a raffle and even an after dinner drinks party for those who want to continue socialising and for extra guests.
We have very influential judging team including Susan Low, editor of the BBC Food website, Nicky Williams, co-grooming Editor and staff writer of Men’s Health magazine (former Food Editor of the magazine's website), Jen Hanen - one of Nokia’s Urbanista Diaries mo-bloggers for the Nseries promotion - who is flying over from the US for the event, Jo Hemmings Food & Sex expert, author, speaker and professional dating coach, James Cridland – Head of Future Media & Technology at BBC Audio & Music Interactive and Warren (Waz) Murray, Foodie with a video camera - from Crash Test Kitchen - who also podcasts for The Observer Food Monthly’s Word of Mouth website. Find out more about the judges here.
Further online judging & voting
Experts will vote for the best food photography and the best video blogging. The latter categories will be judged "virtually" - the week after the event when participants have had time to crop, photoshop & edit their work.
Participants will be invited to document their experience of Food 2.0 Nom, Nom, Nom by blogging, taking pictures, and videos of the event and they will put this up on a group website / consumer friendly wiki. There will then be a public "People's Vote" to determine the best online experience.
There's also a charitable element thrown in, as it seemed silly for us to all be cooking & gorging ourselves on nice food without then thinking about people who don't have the luxury to do this. So there will be raffle on day, and Justgiving.com will be donating £100 to the overall winning team's favourite charity.
In addition to voting the everyone will have the opportunity to win some small foody prizes or e-gifts from sponsors when they make a donation.