Taste Trekkers Expo Adds Culinary Arts Museum Reception and Film Premiere to Lineup

PROVIDENCE, RI – The second annual Taste Trekkers Food and Travel Expo will return to Providence, Rhode Island, on the weekend of October 3-5. Organizers have announced two new events that will be part of this year’s program: A special “Food on the Move” reception at the newly re-opened Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts Museum, and the New England premiere of the food documentary, Farm-City, State.

On Saturday, October 4th, following the Expo’s main event at the Providence Biltmore, food lovers are invited to Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University for a special look at the “Food on the Move” exhibit, which examines the way transportation has affected American cuisine from the late 1800s through the modern era. The reception will include locally-expired refreshments and drinks. Tickets will be available at the door for $15.

On Sunday, October 5th, following the Eat & Run Scavenger Hunt downtown, Taste Trekkers will host the New England premiere of the documentary Farm-City, State at the Cable Car Cinema. The directorial debut from filmmaker David Barrow sets out to answer the question, “Can the city of Austin, Texas feed itself with only locally grown food?” Along the way, he captures the vital role that chefs, farmers, and artisanal food producers play in bringing a meal to the family dinner table. The film offers a unique peek at the thriving city of Austin through the lens of food. Admission for Expo attendees and scavenger hunt participants is free; tickets will also be available at the door for $5.

These events round out the full Taste Trekkers itinerary, including Industry Day at Johnson & Wales University on Friday October 3rd and Foodie Day at the Providence Biltmore on October 4th. The full schedule is available on the Taste Trekkers website at http://tastetrekkers.com/expo/.  Tickets for all three day’s events are on sale now, and range in price from $20 to $50.

    Taste Trekkers is a website for foodies who travel. The company’s mission is to turn foodies on to new cuisines and new destinations. The company was founded in 2012 by Resler, a media strategist who has been involved in the production of hundreds of events. He has been recognized by the Mayor of Providence with a Citizen Citation.

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