Branchfood hosts events that unite the community of food startups, mentors, advisors, investors, service providers, and industry professionals. New attendees are always welcome. See below for our annual events and others upcoming!
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1st Thursday of every month at Branchfood
Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! Bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group!
Branchfood Job and Internship Fair
Our annual job and internship fair provides an opportunity for students and industry professionals interested to connect with the latest opportunities in food. We welcome the hottest food and food tech companies in Boston to participate and promote this widely to local colleges, universities, educational organizations, and our network of enthusiastic food professionals. Connect with leading talent and lear about awesome opportunities with local food businesses in Boston!
Our annual food product showcase event is a unique, exclusive opportunity that introduces innovative food brands to top New England based food media, retailers, and distributors. Food brands get to mingle with influential national bloggers, media, and retail buyers based in greater Boston, sample their products and distribute press materials, earn local and national publicity that improved trial and awareness of their innovative brand, and meet local retail buyers to further their distribution.
Our annual restaurant innovation conference highlights the work of innovative restaurateurs and entrepreneurs transforming the hospitality industry in New England. IDEATE unites hospitality leaders to identify challenges, discuss opportunities, and create solutions. From new POS systems, to unique compensation models, restaurants are transforming in every way. Boston is primed, geographically and intellectually, to be the leader in improving the industry and championing the next wave of entrepreneurs. This is a day-long conference held in downtown Boston.