How Alimentary Ideas Organized Canada's First "Food & Words" Festival
"At no time in modern history has food been at the confluence of so many critical social and economic issues," says Stephen Mostad, organizer of Alimentary Ideas, a one-day forum that brings together "people with a single- minded love of food and its vast universe."
"Alimentary Ideas," as Mostad describes it, "gathers thinkers and doers in the food world who want to indulge their passion and share their excitement in all matters related to food and food culture."
For Mostad, who also co-founded Rustik Magazine, organizing Canada's first "food and words" festival was all about creating a unique platform for people to explore the ever-changing role of food in our lives. "Whether it’s health, climate, politics or economy, our food...is the increasing focus of corporations, governments, and communities large and small."
Bringing together the likes of Mark Singer, staff writer for The New Yorker and Scott DeSimon, Deputy Editor of Bon Appétit, the goal of Alimentary Ideas, as Mostad explains, is "to serve as an axis to bring together food thinkers, food lovers, food authors and chefs to discuss and explore these topics."
To help achieve this goal for the first ever edition of the festival, Mostad needed an event ticketing site that his team could not only trust to support the event but also to build a relationship with. "[Halcon] gave us an excellent overall picture of what to expect and how Ticketbud would help support the smooth running of our event."
"We can only sum up the experience with Ticketbud with one word: superb. The team at Ticketbud understands the importance of customer support and relationship building, which are fundamental elements of building an online service-based business."
"We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship as Alimentary Ideas continues to grow."