Workshops and Excursions 2018-04-09T15:26:21+00:00

Pre-FNCE® Events

Pre-FNCE® Hands-on Excursions

Alexandria Experience: Old Town & Mt. Vernon – E1

Session Details

Session #: 520

Target Audience: RDNs, NDTRs and Guests

Pricing:

Member: $179 | Nonmember: $199

Date: Saturday, October 20

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (includes busing to and from the event)

  • Check in (9 – 9:30 a.m. Eastern time)
  • Bus departs promptly at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern time)

Lead Guide

  • Jeff Swedarsky
    Founder of DC metro food tours and president of The FTC4Lobe Group

CPE Information

  • CPE Level: 1
  • CPEU: 2.0
  • Learning Codes: 8035, 8018, 2040

This day explores parts of the historic and architecturally unique port town that has prospered for over two hundred sixty years. Here RDN’s, NDTR’s and guests will learn about Old Town Alexandria’s significance throughout the history of our country. After finishing, participants will be able to truly appreciate the heritage, history and local food of Old Town Alexandria. This event includes: Visit to Mt. Vernon, home of George and Martha Washington; Food Tour in Old Town Alexandria and a fully guided private tour of Old Town Alexandria. Guides will be onsite to help direct the groups and answer any questions. The group will be taken back to Old Town Alexandria via motor coach. There they will have the opportunity to go on a lunchtime Food Tour encapsulating multiple restaurants and the history of the area. (Limited to 53 participants. Lunch provided.)

By the end of the excursion, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the visionary Mt Vernon mansion and grounds which served as the basis for Washington’s pioneering agricultural technology research.
  • Describe how the Washington family and his staff farmed in the 1800s and how those techniques compare to modern day farming.
  • Explain the impact that Old Town Alexandria’s history and culture impacted the culinary community.

* Excursion requirements: Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, no heels. You are welcome to bring your own water/beverage, but it is not required.

Planned with the Academy Center for Lifelong Learning.

“Georgetown Foodie Tour” – E2

Session Details

Session #: 521

Target Audience: RDNs, NDTRs and Guests

Pricing:

Member: $129 | Nonmember: $159

Date: Saturday, October 20

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (includes busing to and from the event)

  • Check in (9:30 – 10 a.m. Eastern time)
  • Bus departs promptly at 10 a.m. (Eastern time)

Lead Guide

  • David Saxe
    Founder and Chief Eating Officer

CPE Information

  • CPE Level: 1
  • CPEU: 2.0
  • Learning Codes: 8015, 8130, 2020

The Georgetown Foodie Tour consists of over a mile of walking during which RDN’s, NDTRs and guests will taste cuisine from various local eateries all while burning off calories visiting the historic area of Georgetown, Washington DC. Attendees will pay a tribute to the 1920’s era when the neighborhood was the local food commerce area of the district. Learn from knowledgeable tour guides with a passion for food as they take you through architecture, culture and the history of the Georgetown area while stopping for tastings at eateries large enough for a full meal. They will divide you into smaller groups and take you away from the main drag to off-the-beaten path eateries. On this private tour, you will experience a four portion tasting with one pairing while enjoying the city and learning from local culinary artisans. (Limited to 53 participants. Lunch tastings provided.)

At the end of this highly interactive hands-on excursion, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the impact of local history and culture on the culinary scene.
  • Discuss the uses for a variety of extra virgin olive oils and balsamics.
  • Differentiate between a variety of cultural foods while being provided inside tips from a professional local guide.

* Excursion requirements: Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, no heels. It is recommended that you visit weather.com to see the forecast that day and dress appropriately. Come hungry, but do not skip a meal (eat breakfast).

Mangia DC Food Tours Video

Planned with the Academy Center for Lifelong Learning.