The October line-up of food-focused events is awe-inspiring. So grab your planner or smartphone and starting scheduling. These in particular caught this Examiner’s eye:
Monday, October 1st [and October 8, 15, 22 and 29], 7:00 PM, Science & Cooking public lecture series, Harvard University Science Center
Superlative line-up of top chefs and food experts examining the intersections of science and cooking. All lectures are free, open to the public, first come, first served seating (except for Ferran Adrià on Dec 3 – you’ll have to get in line with the rest of us on Nov 27).
Friday, October 5th, 6:00 – 9:30 PM, Boston Local Brewfest
Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts hosts its 3rd annual Local Brewfest (a prelude to the 3rd annual Local Food Fest) on the Boston waterfront – showcasing over 50 local craft brews (beers, meades, wines, and ciders). Regular admission: $45
Saturday, October 6th, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Boston Fish Pier Seafood Festival
Celebrating 100 years of Boston’s working Fish Pier, the Seafood Festival includes a clam-bake, cooking demos, and plenty of Harpoon beer. Tickets are $10 ($8 for students). You can attend the Sustainable Seafood Gala the night before (Oct 5) for $125 per person.
Sunday, October 7th, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Boston Local Food Festival
Also by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, the 3rd annual Boston Local Food Festival returns to the Rose Kennedy Greenway. This free all-day affair includes a “seafood throwdown” and showcases local farmers and specialty food makers.
Wednesday, October 10th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, “Business Planning 101”
Local food and food-business rock star Julia Shanks hosts this Greater Boston Slow Money workshop to generously share her wisdom of the nuts (and bolts) of venture financing – including financial projections and business planning. Great for new food entrepreneurs.
Saturday, October 13th, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Food Truck Throwdown
This is going to be awesome: Boston and New York City go windshield-to-windshield in a Food Truck Throwdown on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The day-long battle pits 7 Boston food trucks against 7 New York food trucks. Admission is free but eating means paying.
Wednesday, October 24 is Food Day across the country. Local events are on the map.