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FAB’s Educational Conference Aims to Empower Women in the Food Industry

It’s a conference made for women by women in the food world

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The FAB conference will bring together a community of female entrepreneurs in the hospitality business. 

Women tend to be underrepresented in the food industry and the FAB educational conference is looking to change that. This year, women in the food business will be able to get together for 48 hours of workshops to better educate themselves on the growing world of food and hospitality.

Randi Weinstein, the director of events for the annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival, created the two-day workshop for women who want to learn about “the true business of the hospitality industry” whether they want to be a business owner or not, according to Eater.

FAB is offering two tracks: FAB 101 for women already working the in hospitality industry who are interested in starting their own businesses, and FAB 202 for women who are already business owners.

Topics in each track will range from drafting a business plan and dealing with food waste and sustainability to keeping your business relevant and abiding by labor laws. Speakers include Boston’s award-winning Barbara Lynch and Missy Robbins, owner and head chef of Brooklyn eatery Lilia.

The conference is more than an opportunity to learn about the food industry, giving attendees the chance to network, inspire, and learn from each other.

“It’s about moving forward, standing up for yourself, being brave, baller and seriously badass,” according to the FAB website. “It’s about women supporting women in their life goals.”


The conference will take place in Charleston, South Carolina, from Jun. 11 to 13. Tickets go on sale Jan. 16.