What we're about

Culinary Conversations, a new MeetUp group serving West Michigan’s food industry professionals (growers, producers, restauranteurs, and others), is designed to strengthen the conversation of the region’s food creator system. Launching in January 2019, Culinary Conversations will offer regularly scheduled MeetUp gatherings that include networking, educational opportunities, and speaker events. The Culinary Conversations MeetUp group is a partnership between the Grand Rapids Downtown Market Education Foundation, GROW, MSU Extension, and Start Garden.

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Culinary Conversations Virtual: Food Photography on a Budget

VIEW LIVE STREAM HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSedUzN1ZlI Join Darlene Kaczmarczyk, professional photographer and former Kendall College of Art & Design Director of Photography, as she shares some simple tips and tricks about how to create delicious food photography on a very limited budget–often using items you have around the house! Learn how to be as appetizing as possible to your customers through increasing your at-home photography skills. All levels of photography experience are welcome. This virtual event will include the following topics: • How cameras (and phone cameras!) work • Shutter speed and aperture • Simple and inexpensive lighting • Photo composition and point of view • Upgrades: apps, computer software, hardware • Q&A THIS WILL BE A 100% VIRTUAL EVENT, STREAMING DIGITALLY ON JULY 29. RSVP FOR THIS EVENT TO RECEIVE THE PRIVATE VIEWING LINK THE DAY OF THE EVENT. QUESTIONS FOR THE Q&A CAN BE ASKED DIRECTLY IN THE YOUTUBE STREAM'S COMMENT SECTION. DEPENDING ON THE DURATION OF THE EVENT AND THE NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS, NOT ALL QUESTIONS WILL BE ADDRESSED. By registering for Culinary Conversations events, you permit the use of your image (including, but not limited to photographs, audio recordings, or videos), without charge and without reservation—all or a portion of your story, likeness, and voice in future Downtown Market promotion.

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