Who we are
TastebudsNYC is a community for those of us who work in the food biz and those of us who just love food.  Whether you work behind the scenes on food security issues, toil at the sauce station, are planning the next Farm to Table, or regularly use "grassy" and other snobby adjectives to describe your favorite cheese, this is your opportunity to expand your network and community. 

Join us the second Wednesday of every month at a local bar for networking and socializing, and where you can share drinks and commiserate over the lack of good taco joints, debate the potential foie gras ban or plan the next Farm Bill.  TastebudsNYC will occasionally have experts in the various fields of food to share some nuggets of wisdom.  Be sure to check back often so you don't miss your favorites!

Can't make it Wednesday?  TastebudsNYC has events for the food lover in all of you.  Sign up for our mailing list to stay updated on the lastest events.  Events will also be posted on our website
No upcoming events are scheduled at this time.  

I will be away in India until June 2011. In the meantime, feel free to check out my blog detailing my work and adventures.

Hope to see you all next summer!



Join TastebudsNYC Sunday, April 11th for a very special cook-off fundraiser for Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit social enterprise that enhances the future for immigrant women and preserves baking traditions.  To date, Hot Bread Kitchen, a 2009 Neighborhood Achievement Award winner, has provided 10 immigrant women with paid job training and English classes.  Hot Bread Kitchen provides bread lovers with multi-ethnic breads, granola, corn tortillas, lavash and more, as the organization continues to grow.  Breads are made with locally grown and organic ingredients whenever possible using traditional recipes from around the world.


Sunday’s cook-off will feature dishes from NYC foodies, with each dish incorporating either Hot Bread Kitchen’s Organic, Non-GMO corn tortillas or their amazing, Nutty Granola.  The cook-off chefs participating will have the chance to walk home with bragging rights and a goodie bag when one is declared the winner by our expert judges, including Nick Suarez and Theo Peck from The Food Experiments, Alexis Powell Grossman, from Crop to Cup and Katrina Schultz Richter from Hot Bread Kitchen. 


We hope you’ll join us for this special event to purchase tickets or make a donation to Hot Bread Kitchen, please copy and past this link into your browser http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=1298.

For more information about TastebudsNYC, please contact Heidi Exline at heidi (at) tastebudsnyc.com.