This was one of the most memorable experiences I have ever had. This was my first time at the Dad 2.0 Summit, but it definitely won't be my last! It started out with the Great Dad Cook-off sponsored by ConAgra Foods, which I feel so blessed to have been part of, considering there were so many great finalists. It was nerve wrecking for meÂ havingÂ to cook in front of great chefs and food experts like Chef Aaron McCargo Jr. fromÂ The Food Network, Today Show's contributor and “Supermarket Guru”,Â Phil Lempert, and last but not least, Abby Penich, Director of PR and Social Media at ConAgra Foods, but I had such an amazing time. Check out my spaghetti and chef trophy, yeeaa!Â IÂ wasÂ also so honored to have met and compete with such a great group ofÂ fellow dads; Jim Higley, Robert Rosenthal, and Chris Lewis, whom all hadÂ delicious recipes!Â Big congrats to Jim for winning first, well deserved! Check out the video of the cook-off!
This was a great place to meet a lot ofÂ cool dads, network and just to build new relationships withÂ people that share the same goals and interests. I was motivated by hearing the many talented speakers during the conferenceÂ and it gave me a sense of direction as far as where IÂ want to go with my blog and career.Â There was so much IÂ learned at this event, not just about blogging, but entrepreneurship and fatherhood. I even developed a stronger faith through one of the breakout sessions. Most importantly, I got to eat a lot of good food, took home a bunch of free stuff, and got a free hair/shampoo/style; shout out to Marco from The Boardroom! I think thisÂ is theÂ gateway to a mani/pedi. I can't wait for the next Dad 2.0 Summit!