Award-Winning Food Writer and Cookbook Author

Cheryl Sternman Rule


During her freelance years (up until 2016), Cheryl was a frequent keynote speaker, moderator, panelist, and teacher on topics relating to food and cooking, writing, blogging, and publishing. (All events related to Cheryl’s first cookbook, Ripe, are listed separately here).

{For additional speaking engagements related to yogurt specifically, please visit the Yogurt Culture book tour page.}

August 29, 2015 – September 5, 2015
Rancho La Puerta Resort & Spa
Tecate, Mexico
Weeklong Guest Instructor at La Cocina Que Canta Cooking School

June 25, 2015
Book Larder
Seattle, Washington
Yogurt Culture Talk & Signing

May 20, 2015
The Reading Bug
San Carlos, California
Yogurt Culture Afternoon Kids’ Cooking Demo followed later that evening by an adults-only book event

May 7, 2015
Sofra Bakery
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Yogurt Culture Signing & Meet-and-Greet

May 5, 2015
Farm & Fable
Boston, Massachusetts
Yogurt Culture Talk & Signing

April 26, 2015
Omnivore Books on Food
San Francisco, California
Yogurt Culture Talk & Signing

March 27-30, 2015
International Association of Culinary Professionals Annual Conference
Washington, D.C.
Panelist: Writing Effective Personal Narrative
Moderator: Instagram Strategy

October 26, 2014
Southern Food & Beverage Institute in cooperation with Culinary Historians of Northern California
Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco, California
Panelist: Can We Re-Set the Family Table?

October 24, 2014
Book Club of California, San Francisco, California
Panelist: California Food Writing and the Future of Contemporary Publishing

September 26-28, 2014
Big Harvest Potluck, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Keynote Speaker: How to Pivot without Losing Your Core
Workshop Leader: Beef Up Your Storytelling ~ How to Write with Purpose, Clarity, and Strength

August 17, 2014
LitQuake, Palo Alto, California
Moderator: Blogging from a Jewish Perspective

June 20, 2014
Whole Foods Market, Cupertino, California
Headliner: Cooking Demo & Fundraiser for Slow Food South Bay

April 25-27, 2014
Big Traveling Potluck, Murrieta, California
Keynote Speaker: Find Your Own True North (How Not to Follow the Leader)
Workshop Leader: Food Writing Fundamentals

February 23, 2014
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
Moderator: Talk Around the Table ~ How Communities Come Together Through Food (Interview w. The Kitchen Sisters)

February 18 & 25, 2014
International Culinary Center, Campbell, California
Instructor: 10-Hour Food Writing Seminar

October 19-26, 2013
Rancho La Puerta Resort & Spa, Tecate, Mexico
Weeklong Guest Culinary Instructor

October 2, 2013
San Jose State University, San Jose, California
Guest Speaker: Entrepreneurial Nutrition Class ~ School of Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging

July 20-21, 2013
Connoisseurs’ Marketplace Festival, Menlo Park, California
Emcee: Worked Alongside Edible Silicon Valley To Emcee Cooking Demos by Area Chefs

April 8, 2013
International Association of Culinary Professionals, San Francisco, California
Panelist: The Modern Book Tour

March 17, 2013
Hazon Food Festival, San Francisco, California
Panelist: Jewish Food Bloggers Dish

February 27, 2013
California Farmers’ Market Association, Walnut Creek, California
Judge: Committee to Determine New Purveyors for the Association’s Upcoming Year

October 4, 2012
Stanford University Continuing Studies
Guest Speaker: Food Writing ~ What We Write About When We Write About Food

August 30, 2012
California Strawberry Commission Event at Cotogna Restaurant, San Francisco, California
Headliner and Speaker: Strawberries from Field to Fork

August 24, 2012
International Food Bloggers’ Conference, Portland, Oregon
Moderator: How Bloggers, PR Pros and Brands Can Best Work Together

June 8-9, 2012
BlogHer Food, Seattle, Washington
Panelist: Behind the Jacket ~ The Collaborative Process Behind Publishing a Cookbook

March 31, 2012
International Association of Culinary Professionals, New York City
Panelist: How to Transform Your Freelance Work into a Real Career

and more.