International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC)

Sponsor a Blogger

IFBC is providing this forum so that bloggers and businesses can connect. We are not endorsing any company or blogger, nor are we involved in the match-making.

This is strictly between the Blogger and the Business!

Businesses: Don’t have the time or staff to go to IFBC and represent your company? Would you like a seasoned food blogger to attend on behalf of your company? Have a food blogger be your representative. They will network, blog, tweet and more for you!

Bloggers: Looking for a sponsor to attend IFBC this year? Simply post a comment below with information about you and your blog, any relevant qualifications, and how companies may contact you. Share on the IFBC Twitter to help get your request out.

Good Luck!

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27 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Catherine // Jun 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I would really appreciate the help of a sponsor for the conference attendance fee. I had already lined up accomodations and my flight but have fallen short on the fee since I now have to buy a new home AC. (We get 100 degrees during the summer in Sacramento.)
    I am the number one restaurant reviewing blogger in Sacramento as well as writing about all things food. I am also a part of the Sacramento Bee’s SacConnect blogging community and have been privileged to have several of my posts ‘featured’.
    I would be happy to put my sponsors ad-bar at the top of my blog for one full year. And if you have a non-alcohol related food related item to showcase, I’d love to try your product and then write about it.
    Thank you for your consideration.

  • 2 Amanda Rock // Jun 22, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks for this opportunity!

    There’s nothing I’d love more than to be able to attend this conference and learn more about the world of blogging.

    I started my blog about three months ago and it’s taken off faster than I could have ever imagined. I’ve met the most interesting people and have tried a lot of new foods.

    If I were lucky enough to be accepted, I would represent my sponsor enthusiastically!

    Cheers!
    Amanda

  • 3 Kimberly @ Poor Girl Eats Well // Jun 22, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Dear Potential Sponsor,

    My name is Kimberly Morales and I run a blog called Poor Girl Eats Well, on which I chronicle my adventures in tasty, nutritious eating on my extremely tiny budget. As the title of my blog suggests, I’m not exactly in the best financial spot. I’m currently living on borrowed time as I’m working as a temp to make ends meet after losing my job last summer. But I don’t feel that means I should be doomed to a life full of ramen or the 99-cent fast food menu. I believe – and show in almost every post – that it’s totally possible to enjoy food that is not only delicious, but good for you, too.

    For almost 2 years I have been able to show folks how to do this by posting original recipes of the meals I actually eat everyday, as well as tips to help change how folks think about “eating on a budget”. I also post product and restaurant reviews so that my readers can try useful products and so they can see that eating out can also be affordable.

    I’m lucky to have a large and very loyal fan base that grows daily, and have been fortunate to receive amazing press from both local and national media such as CNN.com, Sacramento News & Review, The Sacramento Bee, and our local ABC news affiliates in Sacramento. As one of Sacramento’s premier food bloggers, I am a featured blogger for News10.net and a proud member of the SacConnect community.

    I would be honored to be your company’s ambassador at the IFBC and provide amazing coverage of the event on your behalf. If you agree that I would be the right person to do this, please don’t hesitate to contact me at poorgirleatswell@gmail.com

    Thank you in advance for your consideration, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Sincerely,
    Kimberly A. Morales

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  • 5 Andrea // Jun 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Hi potential sponsor,

    I recently moved to Seattle from NYC and have been blogging and writing for a number of publications in the Seattle area. I am the Seattle Couples Cooking Examiner and contribute regularly on the travel site Wanderlust and Lipstick as well as the email daily newsletter, Thrillist. As a freelance writer, I am always looking for new opportunities to write and connect businesses and consumers.

    I’d be honored to represent your business at IFBC.

    If you’re interested, please contact me and I can provide more insight and samples of my work.

    Thanks in advance for your time,
    Andrea

  • 6 Jean Layton // Jun 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    When I saw on the agenda that there was a Food blogging for specialized diets track, I knew I had to attend IFBC. This is the work I do on a daily basis.

    I blog, tweet and facebook about the gluten free world and have been chosen as one of the top bloggers by Wellsphere for specialized diets.

    I understand both the medical aspects of gluten intolerance and the food side.

    I f you would like me to represent your product at IFBC, please let me know.

  • 7 Borderless Cooking // Jun 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I´m a non-native English speaker with a very restrict access to the US market (after all I live in Brazil) and, most important, my blog sucks (take a look if you don´t believe me). Those are the reasons I´d more than love to attend IFBC. After all, if I had terrific writing skills, a top blog with thousands of US consumers consulting me on a daily basis I´d probably be an invited speaker with all expenses paid at the Conference.

    Why would you sponsor me then? Because I´m like a recently dug white truffel, dirty and ugly, but after some polishing…. who knows what will you get?
    I´d be more than willing to promote your company/product not only at the IFBC, but also on the net (I can also sing, dance, play guitar…you name it).
    Get in touch. Thanks.
    Euclydes

  • 8 bridget {bake at 350} // Jun 25, 2010 at 7:34 am

    I would love the opportunity to work with a sponsor and attend the IFBC!

    My blog, Bake at 350, is a baking blog with a heavy emphasis on cookie decorating. Do you like like butter? Come on over!
    http://www.bakeat350.blogspot.com

    I’ve also started a cookie decorating VLOG called University of Cookie. Here a team of cookie decorators and bakers show all the secrets of cookie decorating on video!
    http://www.universityofcookie.com

    Your sponsorship would include promotion on both blogs (stats available upon request) as well as on twitter. (@bakeat350tweets).

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    Contact: cookies350 {AT} gmail {DOT} com

  • 9 Brad // Jun 26, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Hello and thank you for the sponsorship opportunity.

    Eatnlisten.com is a food and entertainment blog that inspires creativity in the kitchen.

    My recipes have been featured on the Foodbuzz Top 9 and as the Foodista.com Food Blog Of the Day.

    My reviews are featured on the Press & Praise Page of Ergochef.com http://ergochef.com/PressAndPraise/

    I have develped solid working relationships with celebrity chefs and industry professionals, resulting in publishing candid articles and exclusive family pictures.

    Please contact me by email at bradlikestoblog@gmail.com to further discuss how I can represent you at IFBC 2010.

    Sincerely,

    Brad

  • 10 Kathy Patalsky // Jun 26, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    My blog is “Healthy Happy Life” – it offers award winning healthy vegan recipes, food photography, wellness tips, cooking tips and product reviews.

    I have over 55,000 followers of my blog via social media.

    My loyal following of blog readers are interested in healthy living/eating.

    I would love to pair up with a company/brand in order to attend IFBC. I have much experience promoting brands/products .

    My website: http://www.healthy-happy-life.com

    Twitter: @lunchboxbunch (over 50,ooo followers)

    Email me at kathy@lunchboxbunch.com

    Additional info can be provided upon request.

    Thanks!
    Kathy Patalsky
    food blogger/writer/photographer, NYC

  • 11 Heather in SF // Jun 26, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Dear potential sponsor,

    I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to attend the conference this year. I have been writing about food for many years and started a blog a year ago and now have an enthusiastic following as well as a large following on Twitter as @HeatherHAL.

    I started my culinary adventures when I was 8 and have been cooking for family, friends and the occasional catering project ever since. Being unemployed for 16 months and counting has allowed me to further develop my writing projects in between job hunting and temporary assignments but precludes me financially from attending this conference. I have a cookbook in progress with fellow Bay Area food bloggers as well as a personal project. Two months ago I became the newest epicurian concierge for a local firm giving freelance culinary tours of San Francisco. If I don’t have a knife, spatula or pencil in hand I have knitting needles. I am a talented fiber artist and create incredibly beautiful handknitted socks, I would love to make a pair for you!

    I am highly engaging, eloquent and well spoken, have amazing presentation and writing skills and am an advocate for helping people explore the food world and to cook for themselves. I would be an asset on your team and would love to help represent your sponsorship at the conference.

    Thank you for considering me for a sponsorship!

    Heather HAL

  • 12 Lisa Orgler // Jun 27, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Dear Potential Sponsor,

    I am the illustrator and designer of a slightly non-traditional food blog called “The Lunch Box Project”. It is silly stories, quirks and projects about food. My blog is now 1 1/2 years old and has a fun and dedicated following.

    I would love to represent your company at this conference and look forward to talking about the details. Thanks for this opportunity.

    With warmest regards, Lisa Orgler

  • 13 kochessenz // Jun 28, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Hi I am Martin Jahr, living in Münster, a cozy mid-size town in central Germany.

    And since 2 years, I’m food-blogging like crazy since this is the channel where I can enjoy creating new recipes out of nothing, can publish my developing food photography results, and can connect to people around the world that share that passion for good, healthy, clean, and fair food.

    I would love to participate in this conference since I want to extend that “embracing of the world”, connecting cooking and food cultures, learn and pass knowledge from the european food blogger scene, which is as vivid as the US scene is.

    International sponsors, please help, I’m more then happy to create a win-win situation for both of us!

    Best regards
    Martin

  • 14 Jessica @ How Sweet // Jun 29, 2010 at 5:52 am

    I would absolutely love to attend IFBC, however since it is on the West coast, I can’t quite afford it.

    I would be extremely grateful for a sponsor and would be willing to promote your products and do whatever I can to help your business through my blog and social media.

    I have been blogging since 2009, and have grown my blog to over 100,000 pageviews a month in the last 8 months. I can provide you with any statistical information you may need, and have a great base of loyal followers.

    I can’t even thoroughly express my passion for blogging and how much I would love to attend this conference. If you are interested in sponsoring me, please contact me at merchant.jessica@gmail.com

  • 15 Mandy // Jun 29, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Dear Potential Sponsors,

    Howdy from Austin, Texas. My name is Mandy and I run a blog called “Home with Mandy.” Since 2008, my blog has become so much more than a hobby -it is a passion! http://www.homewithmandy.com

    I discovered cooking about the time I met and fell in love with Jim, and realized I’m pretty damn good at it. Being a newlywed (just over a month now), our finances are stretched and I would not otherwise be able to attend this conference without the help of a sponsor.

    I have a great community that follows my adventures in the kitchen through my blog and my tweets.

    Here are my current stats:
    VISITS
    Total 58,532
    Average Per Day 113

    PAGE VIEWS
    Total 85,839
    Average Per Day 210

    After visiting my blog, I’m sure you will see that I am an outgoing and sociable person who would welcome the chance to represent a product and company in Seattle this August, providing full coverage of the event daily. If you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate to reach me at homewithmandy@gmail.com.

    Sincerely,
    Mandy
    http://www.homewithmandy.com

  • 16 Shelly @ EC Pursuits // Jul 7, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Dear Potential Sponsor,
    My name is Shelly Huang and I am the writer of Experimental Culinary Pursuits, a vegetarian blog that showcases my experiments in creating bold, hearty flavors of vegetarian comfort cuisine. I approach the creation of food as an inventive art, and I find much joy in experimentation, conjuring up new marriages of ingredients and flavors. Since August of 2009, my blog has gained a loyal readership, and I’ve been weaving life stories into food adventures to allow people to see vegetarian cuisine in a different way.

    http://experimentalculinarypursuits.wordpress.com/

    As I live on the East Coast, it is not easy for me to finance this trip to Seattle, but I would be honored to represent your company at the IFBC. Though my blog has not had much history of product promotion, I do have 5 years of work experience as a brand marketer in the consumer packaged goods, beauty, and luxury chocolates industry. Therefore, not only do I have a passion for brands, my advantage is that I will be able to see things through a marketing lense.

    I would love to represent your company and provide comprehensive coverage, while linking and interlacing the relevance of your company/brand/product with my blog philosophy. I am also open to discussion any specific coverage requests you may have. If you think my blog is a good fit with your company, or if you have any additional questions, please contact me at experimentalculinarypursuits@gmail.com

    Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Warm Regards,
    Shelly

  • 17 Tricia (Once A Month Mom) // Jul 8, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    What a great resource that Foodista.com has provided here on the International Food Blogging site! I am currently seeking a sponsor that would make a good fit for my freezer cooking blog. I am more than happy to provide you with a media kit and specific numbers for my blog if you feel your company would make a good fit as a sponsor for me.

    Here are a few more details about my blog:
    Once A Month Mom was launched on February 1, 2009 and is a site dedicated to making families lives easier by turning daily chores into monthly memories. I do this by providing menus for families and for making baby food one month at a time. In addition, I provide resources, information and recipes throughout the month to make life cheaper and easier.

    The site provides menus each month to families who wish to do a majority of their monthly cooking on one day. The menus come out on the first day of every month and are complete with menu items, grocery list, instructions and labels for two families of 4 to cook enough food for an entire month. Each week during that month we highlight store sales and coupon match-ups so that our readers can make the most by saving when purchasing their ingredient items. On average, our menu makes 30 meals for each of the 2 families (60 meals total). The price per meal, for a family of four, usually comes in somewhere between $3-$6 dollars.

    The site also provides baby food menus for families wanting make their own baby food one month at a time. The menus are complete with menu items, grocery list, instructions and labels for one child.

    Thank you for your consideration,
    Tricia (tricia at onceamonthmom.com)
    http://onceamonthmom.com

  • 18 carrie @ gingerlemongirl.com // Jul 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Dear Potential Sponsor,

    I have a wonderful gluten free website called Gingerlemongirl.com.

    I have been sharing original gluten free recipes since 2007.

    I have over 11,000 visitors to my site each month and I have a rapidly growing gluten free readership.

    I would truly appreciate a sponsorship to attend this conference as with most people these days, finances are tight.

    If you have gluten free products I could share at IFBC, I would be more than willing to blog, tweet, and share your gluten free products with all those attending IFBC and all of my readers!

    Please email me at gingerlemongirl at gmail dot com.

    Thank you SO much for your consideration!

    Sincerely,
    Carrie Forbes
    Author and Recipe Developer for Gingerlemongirl.com

  • 19 Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz // Jul 14, 2010 at 8:57 am

    To my hopefully near-future Sponsors,

    Although food has played an important part my entire life it really took a precedent about 3 years ago when I started a dinner group called Cheap Ethnic Eatz. Now with over 250 members, for the past 3 year I have organized bi-monthly dinner outings to reasonably priced restaurants. It has been a wonderful experience turning strangers into friends over a wonderful ethnic meal.
    http://www.meetup.com/CheapEthnicEatz

    Soon followed the Cheap Ethnic Eatz blog where at first I would review the restaurants we visited during these organized group outings. Since then the blog has greatly expanded and includes recipes, food challenge participations, exotic food discoveries, contests, articles and kitchen gadget reviews. I have an average of 200 visitors per day and 650 page views per day. I have also written several articles on food related websites.
    http://www.cheapethniceatz.com

    And through a simple food swap and a blog post another project saw light: the Foodie Exchange. This group is for foodies from around the planet who wish to exchange their local food specialties as a care package with other foodies. I built and manage a forum website facilitating foodies to find a fellow partner with whom to have a care package exchange.
    http://www.foodieexchange.org

    As you can see from my project, not only am I a huge foodie but it shows the importance I attach to sharing and nurturing this passion in others as well.

    Nothing would make me happier then to attend this wonderful IFBC where I could openly share my passion for food with like minded foodies.

    It would be an honor to represent you and you company at this magical event.

    Warmest and tastiest regards,
    Evelyne
    Please contact me at worldethnicfood at hotmail dot com

  • 20 Chez Us // Jul 16, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    To potential sponsors,

    I am looking for a sponsor so that I can attend this wonderful venue. Chez Us started as a site sharing dinners that were created in our tiny urban kitchen. We began the site as we wanted to share how easy it was to cook great meals at home that are healthy, easy and using local/seasonal ingredients. The site has changed over the course of 3 years and now we share recipes that are created in our kitchen. As well Chez Us has been sweetened up beyond dinners as we share a love of baking. We are currently working on the launch of a secret cocktail project (if you are interested email me and I will give you the skinny). We currently receive about 14,000 page views a month, which has been going up steadily every month.

    I would love to be able to attend this venue as I would like to learn valuable information that will help take the site to the next level. Such as recipe writing, publishing, SEO, etc… as well as network with like-minded individuals.

    I thank you in advance for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Denise
    Chez Us
    denise@chezus.com

  • 21 Katy@ThoughtForFood // Jul 25, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I would love to be sponsored for IFBC.

  • 22 Gary House the "Outdoor Cook" // Jul 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    With thirty-ish days till the IFBC, I can say that I am set to go! Tickets – check, Plane tickets – check, Transportation from airport- well? Maybe – check, Sponser – zip.

    Let me tell you about me in just a few phrases: I teach people how to cook everything that they can cook indoors, outdoors! I do this with Barbecue grills, BBQ’s, Dutch ovens, Fire pits (yes real fire), foil and camp cooking.

    It’s a broad market that has a tremndous amount of interest. Cooking-Outdoors.com has over 3500+ followers on Twitter and I am in heated video production to launch on ITunes and YouTube.

    Why do I need a sponser? After 2 1/2 years of steady growth, it’s time to take everything to the next level. I am ready to grow, are you ready to venture into a unique market?

    As a sponser do you have access to the huge BBQ market? The rapidly growing Outdoor Cooking market? Cooking-Outdoors.com does and I would like to explore this with you as a potential marketing oportunity in these areas and more.

    IFBC is a great place to start our relationship! I would bevery pleased to disscuss with you sponsoring me as a representative for you at the IFBC or pursuing opportunities in other directions.

    Thank you for the opportunity to present myself.

    Gary House

  • 23 Joanie Harmon // Jul 28, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Dear Potential Sponsor,

    Girl Meets Soup is a bit unusual for a food blog, as it reflects on the people, places, and emotions around food rather than providing recipes or reviews. I do cover modestly priced restaurants in the West Los Angeles and South Bay area, focusing on soup but including other dishes as well.

    Last month, Girl Meets Soup received Honorable Mention in the L.A. Press Club’s annual Journalism Awards. The real award was the feeling of encouragement that I received from this honor, being new to the blogging world. My greatest ambition with this blog is to bring it to the point where I can start sending out book proposals – or be discovered by a great publisher!

    My day job is in public affairs at a university. I also freelance for two community monthlies in the South Bay. As much as I love my work, it does not provide enough resources for ventures such as IFBC, which would give me the professional development and networking that will help me bring Girl Meets Soup to the next level.

    I would appreciate any assistance that you can provide and will represent your restaurant or business in the best light. I am working on coming up with as much as I can to cover the expenses of IFBC, but could use help with the conference fee at the very least.

    I appreciate the opportunity to share this with you. As I’ve worked to bring forth in Girl Meets Soup – whether diners, chefs, or writers – we’re all in this food thing together.

    Thank you,
    Joanie

  • 24 Sean // Aug 4, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Hello Potential Blog Sponsors,
    On Spectacularly Delicious the focus is on unusual recipes that often require specialized equipment — tools, pots and pans, gadgets. We also include exotic ingredients as often as possible. The guiding premise is that entertaining at home presents opportunities to really dazzle guests and show off your skills and sense of fun. The recipes aren’t everyday type of things, it’s more for the adventurous cook who likes a challenge and enjoys the process of creating a unique and interesting meal. So if this sounds like something you’d like to get involved in, would love to meet with you! Thanks, Sean

  • 25 Asha // Aug 11, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I am New York based recipe developer, food stylist and photographer. I write a food blog, Fork Spoon Knife (www.forkspoonnknife.com).

    My site showcases many original recipes inspired by my Indian roots as well as international cuisine. I have a special interest in baking and desserts.

    Many of my recipes have been featured in FoodBuzz Top 9. I have also won food photography contests for styling and aesthetics.

    I am looking for a sponsor to help me attend this conference. I can cover the conference and report on it as also do a special write up on the sponsor. I can also run a banner advertisement on my blog until the end of the conference or a mutually discussed date.

    For information on traffic or anything else pertinent and to discuss sponsorship, please do contact me at asha@forkspoonnknife.com.

    Looking forward to hearing from you and a successful partnership.

    Thanks
    Asha

  • 26 Gluten Free Foodies // Aug 15, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Gluten Free Foodies is about learning to celebrate the foods that you can eat! I help people find new ways to look at their old favorites – like Gluten Free S’mores with home made Gluten Free Graham Crackers or the best Gluten Free Pizza. I share ideas and information – products, recipes, books, restaurants, life experiences – so that Gluten Free Foodies can have their Gluten Free Cake and eat it too! I live in the Seattle area too and am available to attend the event all days. I have been blogging for just over a year and post on our local online newspaper in WA state. (I just found out about the conference.) I also post on all of the Gluten Free communities, FoodieBlogRoll, Petit Chef, Facebook and Twitter- glutenfreefoodi
    I look forward to blogging for you!
    Lisa Garza

  • 27 Amber // Mar 29, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Sponsors, I am really hoping to find someone who would be willing to help me get to this conference. I just recently began blogging a couple months ago, but have the drive and the social networking skills to get my blog noticed. In the past 2 days I have already had 2,000 unique views. Which may not seem like a lot in comparison, but that is just an example of how much I push for my blog to get read. I am only 5 hours away from New Orleans and can drive there with no problem, but I would need some help with the conference fees and/or accomodations. You can contact me at caleighskitchen@hotmail.com

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