FCI Launches Geek Outs – Exclusive Public Tasting Events
Calling all food fanatics! For the first time, FCI is opening its doors to the public for our new Geek Out tasting event series covering coffee, butchery, beer and more. We’re thrilled that our first events feature industry leaders like Blue Bottle founder James Freeman, Belcampo CEO Anya Fernald and Master Cicerone Nicole Erny. Dedicated food fans are invited to join us and geek out on the styles, science, techniques and tools of their favorite foods – giving them access normally reserved for industry pros.
The two to four hour sessions will be a mix of hands on training and sensory analysis, taught by the Bay Area’s masters and makers. Whether you’re a casual foodie or a serious aficionado you’ll walk away with mad new skills and knowledge.
All proceeds from Geek Out events will support FCI’s educational scholarships for low-income food makers. Since 2011 FCI has helped over 100 small food businesses launch or grow, with over 65% of students being women or minorities and 50% receiving financial aid.
Check out the latest event lineup.
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