The Beauty of Raleigh PR: Day 17 – #foodie

By Posted in - Entry-Level PR Job & Restaurant PR on January 30th, 2015

When you think of your dream job, you may imagine laughter and happiness. I’m sure you would imagine having fun and flexibility to your work schedule and amazing colleagues to call your own. I have the pleasure of calling that my work environment. Each day, I have gotten the remarkable opportunity to work on multiple accounts and learn from the best in PR at Clairemont Communications.

Today I took a stab at what’s happening in the heart of downtown Raleigh. There are numerous exciting things to do downtown, but who would have known that there are a ton mouthwatering food festivals as well? Although I am a little bit of a foodie myself, today I got to take a deep dive into some of the excitement happening for a client interested in partaking in the fun.

Thank goodness for the Internet. Search engines are our friends, and my favorite find for this project is the food truck rodeo. More than 50 food trucks rally on Fayetteville Street to give area residents the opportunity to let their taste buds explore. Eleven blocks are filled with smells ranging from pizza to pork chops. Since the event is free and open to the public, there is ample opportunity to splurge on all of your favorites. Dates vary throughout the summer.

More into natural food? The Farm to Fork Picnic celebrates local food and local farms. Sponsors kick in to match farmers and chefs together for this large picnic of hand-crafted fresh spins on dishes. The inspiration for this event was the decline of farmers in North Carolina and the loss of farms in our state. Without farmers to work the crop there was no way to get it to our tables. Farm to Fork is a time to raise money for the training of new farmers. The proceeds go to the development of these training programs and Breeze Farms. Tickets go super fast, so be on the lookout early May!

What are your favorite foodie events in the Triangle?

Editor’s Note: Clairemont enthusiastically welcomes Jasmin Sessoms to our team! Follow this former beauty queen’s journey as she documents her first 30 days in a Raleigh PR agency.

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