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Geek Out at Eat Real Fest: Burger

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Food Craft Patio

55 Webster St

Oakland, CA 94607

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Searching for burger nirvana? Join us at Eat Real Fest for this Geek Out event teaser - your definitive guide to different beef grinds for the perfect burger. Founder of Food Craft Institute and CEO of Belcampo, Anya Fernald, will be leading an informative one hour sensory session focusing on choosing and preparing burger grinds.

We'll Geek Out on:

  • selecting different cuts of beef for your burger grind
  • how different grinds impact the flavor and texture
  • methods for grinding and cooking the perfect burger
  • tasting four different burger grind sliders to hone in on your favorite: Brisket & Short-Rib Blend, Carnivore Grind, a Prime Cut and Century Cut

Anya will share her expert tips and tricks on burger grind selection and preparation. Over a glass of local beer paired by Master Cicerone Nicole Erny, we'll do a side-by-side tasting of the various grinds so you'll be able to decide on your new family favorite.

You'll walk away empowered with knowledge about sourcing burger grinds, a better understanding of beef cuts, plenty of burger cooking tips and a full belly.

All proceeds from Geek Out events will support FCI’s educational scholarships for low-income food makers. Since 2011 FCI has helped over 100 small food businesses launch or grow, with over 65% of students being women or minorities and 50% receiving financial aid.

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Anya Fernald has developed her expertise in sustainable food, business development, and innovation in food and agriculture with over 15 years of hands-on experience in leadership roles in the sector. She is the co- founder and CEO of Belcampo, a group of innovative agricultural companies in California and Belize that strive to make good food the old fashioned way on a larger scale than ever before. Belcampo's mission is to grow awareness, availability, and production of sustainably farmed food. Anya has been recognized as one of the 40 under 40 by Food & Wine Magazine, named a Nifty Fifty by the New York Times, appeared as a regular judge on Iron Chef America on the Food Network, and is the author of Home Cooked: Essential Recipes for a New Way to Cook. In 2011, Anya founded the non-profit Food Craft Institute and currently serves as its board chair.



For the first time, The Food Craft Institute (FCI) is opening its doors to the public for its new Geek Out tasting series covering coffee, butchery, beer and more. Working with our wide network of Bay Area’s founders, masters and makers, we’re inviting dedicated food fans to geek out on the styles, science, techniques and tools of your favorite foods - giving you access normally reserved for industry pros. Whether you’re a casual foodie or a serious aficionado you’ll walk away with mad new skills and knowledge.


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