What is the Self Study Program?

You'll get access to the same great content, masterclasses and downloads to learn how to turn your blog into a business and accelerate your growth + profit in 2017. The 18 masterclasses are filled with action taking steps and 100% no fluff or filler information. 

Here's what you'll get:

  • Access to 18 Masterclasses on how to turn your blog into a business
  • Playbook to accompany each Masterclass
  • Mp3 downloads of each class
  • BONUS 1: How to Set up Google Search Console
  • BONUS 2: How to Create Great Images with Jennifer Orcutt
  • BONUS 3: Tessa's Process of Creating Profitable E-book Download
  • BONUS 4: Affiliate Marketing with Rachel Luna from 2016 Food Entrepreneur Summit


The Virtual Food Entrepreneur Summit will give you the knowledge and the confidence to stop second guessing yourself. 

  •  Get focused and learn the next most important thing YOU should be working on!
  •  This is YOUR opportunity to learn from the collective experience of these expert bloggers and business women. It's your chance to learn and grow.

This Year's Expert Teachers

Check out the speakers + the topics being presented at this year's summit! 

Jessica Merchant, How Sweet Eats

How to Take Great Pictures: Camera, Lighting, Props + Styling (over 60 minutes talking photography, video and how Jess found her style)


Davida Kugelmas, The Healthy Maven

Building a Community + Expanding Your Niche: Davida tells how she expanded her niche and expanded her community

Tessa Arias, Handle the Heat

Writing an E-book that Sells (Tessa’s process for finding out what her audience wants and HOW exactly to launch your e-book so it will sell + make you money) 

Julie Deily, The Little Kitchen

 Using Instagram for Your Blog + Business: Major Do's + Don'ts

Georgie Morley, In it for the Long Run

Beating Blogger Burnout: What to do if you feel burnout coming and what to do to move past it!

Maddy Hasulek, Love Grown 

Building a Business for the Long Term and What to Do During a Re-Brand

Kimmi Wernli, Crazy Richards

The other side of working with brands: How to uniquely work with a brand as a blogger


Lindsay Freedman, The Toasted Pine Nut

How to Show Off Your Eye Catching Content

Katy Widrick, Make Media Over

5 Elements Your Website MUST Have!

BONUS: How to Set up Google Console

Lauren Pawell, Bixa Media

Using Email Marketing Effectively for Your Blog and Business. 

PLUS: WHY Every Business should be using email marketing! 

Kate Ahl, Simple Pin Media

Pinterest: Trending Images + How to use analytics to find out what type of content to creation with 

Lisa Hayim, The Well Necessities 

Finding Your Voice as a Professional + an Influencer

Amanda Brooks, Run to the Finish

Writing Effective + Engaging Sponsored Posts

Jennifer Orcutt, Lovely Designs

Finding Your Brand Identify + Making Great Images

BONUS: How to Use Photoshop to Create Your Pinterest Images!

Jenny Melrose,

Pitch Perfect: How to Land Sponsored Content & Not Lose Your Authenticity in the Process

Nickey Rautenberg 

What's Keeping You Stuck in Your Business + Using Your Strengths to Move Forward

Kirsten Oliphant, kirstenoliphant.com

Diversifying Your Revenue Streams: How to Know If Courses, Membership Sites, & Webinars Are a Fit for Your Business.

Danielle Liss, Businessese

Maximizing your Income through Negotiating + Campaign Reporting


Nicole Culver 

Host / Conversation Facilitator of the Food Summit

The Food Entrepreneur Summit: Self Study Program!

18 Video Masterclasses 

  • Each expert speaker presents on a topic that will change your blog and your business
  • Topics have been specifically curated based on wants, needs and feedback from food bloggers like you!
  • All masterclasses have real actionable take aways from bloggers and entrepreneurs who have found success
  • Real stories, relevant topics and actionable take aways!

Masterclass Playbook 

  • Exercises that will challenge you to change your perspective and make you take a deeper look at your blog and how you do business
  • The Playbook will help you quickly find and reference the actionable steps of every class
  • Keep you focused on the most important takeaways from each masterclass
  • Once completed the Playbook will give you an outline of your business for the next 3-12 months!

MP3's of Every Class

  • Download every class and listen on the go!
  • Easily listen and relisten to masterclass on your phone
  • Keep at your finger tips for quick reference!

Choose the Best Option to Get Started Today!

Self Study Program

Self Study + Monthly Support

  • 18 Master Class Videos (Valued at over $3,000)
  • Summit Playbook for Each Class ($500)
  • Mp3 Downloads to Listen on the Go ($200)
  • BONUS: Steps to Creating Your E-Book ($500)
  • BONUS: How to Set up Google Search Console ($99)
  • BONUS: The How-Tos on Affiliate Marketing with Rachel Luna
  • Lifetime Access to All Masterclasses (Priceless)


  • 18 Master Class Videos (Valued at over $3,000)
  • Summit Playbook for Each Class ($500)
  • Mp3 Downloads to Listen on the Go ($200)
  • BONUS: Steps to Creating Your E-Book ($500)
  • BONUS: How to Set up Google Search Console ($99)
  • BONUS: The How-Tos on Affiliate Marketing with Rachel Luna
  • Lifetime Access to All Masterclasses (Priceless)
  • 3 Monthly LIVE Calls ($100 Value)
  • 90 Day Profit Program ($100 Value)
  • Facebook for Bloggers Course ($67 Value)
  • 30 Day to Finding Your Niche Course ($67 Value)
  • 30 Days to a Profitable Launch ($67 Value)
  • 3 Month Access to Membership Community + Portal($105 Value)
  • Total Value = $6,805

Your Key to Growth!

On February 1st, 2016 I launched a podcast, Blissful Bites, to share learning / inspiration / education from other women in the food industry. When I first started Blissful Eats and my blog I looked everywhere to learn from people who were further along in their business than me, but no one in the food industry was sharing their stories, the good and the bad of their journey and HOW they “made it”.

I started my podcast to educate women in and around the food industry. I had a lot of success with the podcast quickly. Listeners loved learning from my guests and the guests loved sharing what they knew. 

I knew there was something more to offer but I couldn’t put my finger on it…..

In April I went to Las Vegas for the 90 Day Year Conference with Todd Herman. I was able to connect with influencers like Melyssa Griffin, Rachel Luna, Nikki Elridge Brown, Melanie and Devin Duncan...and so many others. I also was able to meet so many people who were on a similar journey as me. Monetarily that trip cost us around $3,000 but the value was priceless. I came home with ideas to implement right away in my business, relationships I could build on and a new energy around my business.  

Vegas inspired me and energized my business. I started going back through my podcasts, looking at comments and talking to the women I interviewed. The listeners wanted to hear more and learn specific steps to take. Plus they wanted a community to interact with the speakers and other similar entrepreneurs. I realized I could create this community and provide direct actionable steps to help other food bloggers move their business forward by hosting a virtual online summit. All the education without the all the costs!

The first ever Food Entrepreneur Summit was born May 2016!

What's everyone saying about the Food Entrepreneur Summit?

"Anyone who works in the food industry, regardless of whether you are just starting out or are experienced, should attend the Food Entrepreneur Summit! All of the speakers were great, and there was such a large variety of topics available. I was able to implement a lot of what I learned immediately and feel I'm using my time much more effectively now. The Facebook group is also very active."

-Corinne Kantor, The Food Cop

"I just want to send a HUGE thank you to you for hosting this amazing summit. And to all the speakers! I have learned so much and it was just the kick in the pants that I needed to start taking action on things I have been thinking about doing for quite some time…..It's great to have a plan, I have no excuses for why I didn't have one before. So, again, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone involved!"

"The Food Entrepreneur Summit is an amazing tool that not only answers all the questions about blogging you could possibly think of, but it allowed me to connect with so many other amazing bloggers. Thank you, Nicole for creating such an amazing and inspiring program! "

-Tara | Treble in the Kitchen

"This Summit was absolutely fantastic! After 5+ years of blogging, I had recently decided to make it my full time career, but I didn't know where to go and each learning step felt like it took weeks. After taking these classes from incredibly transparent and helpful instructors, I know that I have tangible steps to take me to the next level. I'm setting realistic, strategic goals for the future that I know will create a platform for success. I have also had my three largest sponsored posts since the Summit, so I've already paid off the price, too! (Even though I missed the Early Bird pricing. If you have that option now, TAKE IT!)" 

-Jessica Tepas, Semi-Sweet Tooth

"Nicole truly has a passion for helping others find success in their business. Throughout the summit she has been so accessible and finding ways to check in. Her knowledge and expertise in the field is what drew me to the summit, but her personality is what made me love it!"

"Nicole did an amazing job of herding together a talented and inspiring group of successful bloggers. The laser focus calls to action really help streamline goals and take the confusion out of how to really take things to the next level on my blog. And her focus on community makes us all feel like friends and opens up the floor to get questions answered and to connect!"

-Gretchen Brown (kumquat- kumquatblog.com)

"I loved this Summit. There was a wide variety of speakers sharing their knowledge of how to be successful in a realistic way. The fact that it was online was a huge help and love that I can go back and listen to master classes more than once. It was well worth it"

"Nicole, I loved this so much. You did an amazing job organizing the summit, and your presence throughout the whole thing was so great and supportive, and the summit left me feeling simultaneously overwhelmed and (so, so) inspired. Thank you!"