On September 15th, 2021 the DC Bloggers hosted their first ever food blogger meet-up in sponsorship with PLNT Burger, located at The Sandlot Georgetown. Over 50 local food bloggers came to hear Erin Hill from @hillea, talk all things food blogging and food photography!
Here are the top three things we learned:
- Lighting and Angles- Restaurants and other businesses really rely on their food photography to showcase their skills and attract customers. It is so important to take a share photos of food with great lighting and the best angles to capture their creations!
- Follow up! You may score a collaboration with a restaurant initially, however, follow-up as you never know the relationship you can build that could turn into a paid advertisement later on down the road.
- If you are doing a collaboration with a restaurant, don’t forget to tip your server. Although the food is complimentary, the service isn’t. Aldo, try your best not to waste any food during your collab!
PLNT Burger served a sampling of several featured menu items: like their PLNT Burger (Slider), a fan favorite, Mini Crispy Chik N’ Funguy, their sweet potato Fries w/ the delicious maple mustard, bloomies w/ bloomies sauce and last but not least, their chocolate and vanilla oat-based soft serve. Thank you to our amazing photographers for capturing this event, Natalia Watson from @nsw.photo, Roberta Frazao from @pinkwafflephotography and Kathleen Ward from @kathleenmariephotography.
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR: PLNT Burger
PLNT Burger brings people joy with delicious, planet-based burgers, sandwiches, milkshakes, and other offerings crafted by Celebrity Chef Spike Mendelsohn and Chef Mike Colletti. PLNT Burger is a DC-based burger concept, with 10 locations across Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. PLNT Burger has a new mobile kitchen parked within Sandlot Georgetown, an outdoor container bar and cultural event space in downtown Georgetown.
ABOUT CELEBRITY CHEF AND CO-FOUNDER OF PLNT BURGER: SPIKE MENDELSOHN
Spike Mendelsohn is a Co-Founder and the Culinary Director of PLNT Burger, and is also the Chairman of the DC Food Policy Council. Spike was featured in season four of Top Chef, and owns several restaurants in the greater DC area. Spike also serves as a Chef Contributor to DC Central Kitchen and a Chef Ambassador to CARE’s Chef’s Table Program, fighting food insecurity in our local communities and around the world.