Retreat 2018

New Orleans
September 13–16, 2018


You are cordially invited to join the first ever Black Food Bloggers Club retreat!

We will spend our mornings together working on blogging skills and learning with our peers. The afternoons are dedicated to exploring the city, taking a cooking class with a local chef or chilling out at the hotel pool. Are you a night owl? Grab some new friends and hit up a club or wine bar.

We are going to have so much fun!

Only 30 tickets available, so be sure to secure your spot ASAP!

Event Details


Check-in: September 13

Check-out: September 16

Registration Fee:

$375 per person

See our sample itinerary 

Full Ticket Cost

Registration includes activities and some meals, hotel and travel costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

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*non-refundable payment.

Hotel Room Information:

We will be staying at the super cool Ace Hotel New Orleans. The hotel features well appointed rooms, a stylish bar, restaurants and a great coffee shop. Did I mention the rooftop pool and garden?

Medium (king bed) or Double Rooms (two double beds) available. Sharing is recommended and we can set you up with a new blogger friend to be your roommate.


Please visit the hotel site for current rates:

You are also welcome to stay off site at the hotel of your choice. 

Sample Itinerary

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change and input from the group. This is not meant to be a rigid conference. It is meant to be a fun, relaxing, bonding experience that also includes blogging skills development. Guest speakers may be added at a later date depending on the number of confirmed attendees.


Afternoon: Check into the hotel and make yourself comfortable. You will find us chilling out by the pool and relaxing until dinner time.

Welcome Dinner: We will gather together as a group for dinner in the beautiful Barnett Dining room at the Ace Hotel. (meal included with your ticket*)

Evening: Free time for drinks, dancing or sleeping!


Morning: Blogging Workshops in the Ace Hotel Green Room. Jasmine will lead you through a series of lessons to help improve your blog. There will be plenty of peer discussion and constructive critique. Topics on the table include design, marketing, brand development, writing, social media and more.

Afternoon: New Orleans cooking class/ demo. Learn about the local cuisine and methods from an experienced local chef.

Evening: Free time for dinner, drinks, dancing, tours and sleep (dinner note included on this evening)


Morning: The final day of blogging workshops in the Ace Hotel Green Room. Topics on the table include design, marketing, brand development, writing, social media and more.


Afternoon: Free time or optional culinary tour for food photography.

Evening: Final dinner at a carefully selected local restaurant. (meal included*)


Morning: Take your time getting up and joining us for coffee and pastries before you check out, or grab something for the road as you head home. Goodbye hugs and photos.