Eat Retreat + Squarespace

BITE Philly, May 21st, 2015

Eat Retreat BITE gathered the Philadelphia area’s most influential growers and makers for an evening of tasting, sipping and sharing with the local food community.

Nearly 250 guests tasted their way across a regional cheeseboard and chatted with oyster farmers as they shucked and slurped. They swirled artisan preserves into gin & jam cocktails and discovered that grass-fed butter spread on heritage grain bread is a perfect bite.

The crowd bid on cuts of pork from a local butcher during a live meat auction. They mingled outside in the food truck line while waiting for a dish that brought together all the ingredients tasted inside.

Eat Retreat Bite was promoted with a Squarespace cover page!

The food media took note with coverage from Philadelphia Magazine, EaterPhilly, Penn Appetite, Generocity and Food+Tech Connect.

“Brought to you by Squarespace in partnership with Fair Food Philly, Eat Retreat will host its first ever community pop-up! Chat with local bakers, farmers, roasters and distillers while snacking on olive oil, cheeses, oysters and ice cream.”Food+Tech Connect

“If you live in Philadelphia, flip open your calendar to Thursday, May 21 and write “BITE” in big letters. You’ll to want to attend this first-ever food-maker nibble fest.”Local Blogger Madame Fromage

“Eat Retreat Bite is happening in Philadelphia. Rub elbows and eat bites with the region’s food and drink making elite.”Philadelphia Magazine

Links and hashtags were shared by presenters, attendees and the Eat Retreat network before, during and after the event. Squarespace was verbally thanked on stage during event programming.

12K+ digital reach
websites, newsletters & email blasts with “brought to you by Squarespace”

10K+ social media impressions with 10% engagement
Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

1.5K+ print reach
printed postcards distributed across Philadelphia with “brought to you by Squarespace”

250 onsite impressions
food professionals including chefs, restauranteurs, writers & bloggers, farmers, business & non-profit leaders, & food makers of all kinds

What a great event last night, filled with amazing makers and eaters. It really was about community, which is what the chocolate clinic is all about, too, so it was a perfect match. Last night did more for me than just provide an opportunity to share good chocolates. It got me thinking about collaboration with local makers and ways I can contribute to the community.
Kym Silvasy-Neale, founder of The Chocolate Clinic

Thanks Squarespace!
You made the evening possible.