7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come see me perform my tale: “LOVE BOMBS: When homemade goes homicidal”  in “LOVE STORIES performed LIVE: new love.old love.tainted love. twisted love.”

  • Amy Stiller (from the comedy family of Stiller and Meara)
  • James Judd (featured on NPR)
  • Rick Younger (Today Show regular)
  • Jackie Gordon (the famous “Singing Chef”)
  • JD Cerna (GLAAD-Media Award Nominee)
  • Martin Dockery (Fringe-Festival Favorite)

Featuring the song stylings of Laura Ware (National Tour, “Mamma Mia”)

One night only—Valentine’s Night, 7 pm, The Broom Tree Theatre
Astoria First Presbyterian 23-35 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106
No Cover. Beer and Wine….


Kosher Food Blogger Conference 2014

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

I’m the keynote speaker. The mission of the third annual Kosher Food Blogger Conference is to educate kosher-food bloggers and vendors on how to enhance the value of their blogs and overall brands through best practices, sponsorships, technology and partnerships. The Kosher Food Blogger Conference brings together well-recognized food bloggers and professionals and makes them accessible to conference participants. Speakers are chosen for the experience and innovative thinking that they bring to the kosher-food-blogging community. The Conference programming is built around the topics that are crucial for building an education on social media, photography, writing, branding, marketing and technology in our current environment.

Food and Wine Conference

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

I’m excited to be presenting a session with Coryanne Ettiene.

Branding Bytes: In order to make a living as a blogger, you must think of yourself as a brand. These two amazing women have done a phenomenal job of creating their popular brands. They will be sharing their Branding Bytes and best tips on becoming your own brand. Panelists are Coryanne Ettiene and Jackie Gordon.

Eat Write Retreat 2014

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Learning Lunch and Business Incubator

We all have great ideas, but which should we pour our time, energy, and resources into? We’ll discuss the ins and outs of diversifying your brand and revenue streams. First, absorb insights from two industry professionals, Jackie Gordon and Linda Eckhardt who will approach the issue from two sides: process and person. Next, brainstorm with your peers over a light lunch and clarify your most important next step. Come away with actionable ideas and a support system for achieving your goals.

Pie Party Potluck LIVE 2014

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s time for Pie Party Potluck LIVE 2014. New York’s finest food bloggers and food professionals will be gathering to feast on pie on May 1, 2012, from 6-9 pm, at GE Monogram Design Center. More info to come…


Roger Smith Food Tech Conference 2014

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

I’m organizing a 4-hour workshop, “How to Use Crowdfunding to Start, Grow or Market Your Food Business,” part of the Roger Smith Food Tech Conference. Crowdfunding is not easy, but it works, especially for food-related projects. In this workshop, you will get a deep understanding of how to run a successful campaign, get an overview of what not to do, understand the mindset needed, get the chance to discuss your campaign ideas and get your questions answered.

All for only $75!!!

Chocolate Fest: A Walk-Around Tasting

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Divalicious Chocolate will have a spicy chocolate fountain at Chocolate Fest: A Walk-Around Tasting at the 92nd Street Y on March 14th.

Kalamansi lime-and-dark-chocolate confections, chocolate-inspired cocktails, single-origin chocolate gelato, equi-trade chocolate bars from Madagascar and fine Dominican chocolate made from beans right here in New York—all this and much more awaits you at our fourth annual chocolate event! This deliciously fun-filled evening, hosted by culinary historian Alexandra Leaf, combines chocolate and conversation as the faces behind the companies chat with guests. Presenters include Guittard Chocolate, Tumbador Chocolates, Grom Gelateria, Chocolat Moderne, Mast Brothers Chocolate, Madécasse Chocolate, Divalicious Chocolate and Costas Mouzouras of Gotham Wines.

  • Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
  • Venue: Buttenwieser Hall
  • Price: $37.00

Divalicious Chocolate! at Brooklyn Botanical Garden Chile Pepper Fiesta

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Divalicious Chocolate! will be sampling and selling their hugely popular Azteca truffles and more at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden Chile Pepper Fiesta on October 3, 2009. Jackie will be speaking on the “Some Like It Hot” panel with fellow chocolate makers the history, health benefits, and trends of the beloved chile/chocolate combination. The panel will be moderated by chocolate expert and tour guide Alexandra Leaf.

From the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens website:
“Join in New York’s hottest fall tradition, where the grooves are smokin’ and the chile peppers are scorchin’. Enjoy a full afternoon of music and dance from chile-loving regions around the world. Indulge at the Chocolate Chile Cabana, where you can sample goodies, meet some of today’s most exciting, red-hot chocolatiers, and cast your vote at the Brooklyn Chile Peppers ‘n’ Chocolate Takedown. Feel the heat as spicy food specialists and chefs offer sizzling samples, cooking demonstrations, and tasty tips. Don’t miss your chance to savor the fiery flavor…Brooklyn style.”

Networking en Chocolat: The Pain Meets the Pleasure

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Chocolate makes networking better! Everyone is pushing networking to help find a job, keep a job, find new clients, make new connections, find love and more. Plus you must do social networking (Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, and so on) to do more of the same to even more people! But there is no point to going out to do it without being prepared! It’s like being thrown in the deep end without being able to swim.

The number-one reason that most people don’t like networking is they are not doing it properly. In this new workshop you learn how to network while enjoying a tasting of Divalicious Chocolate! products as an ice-breaker, a conversation piece of sorts. There will be a speed-networking component so you can practice and find connections. It’s easy, it’s safe and it’s yummy!!!

Mailing-list members get 10% off, so join!

Price: $30
Running time: 1.5 hours
The event begins promptly at 6:30 PM and is limited to 20 guests.