Food Karma Projects

Bringing together local and regional chefs, brewers, distillers, cideries, bakers and other artisan makers for year-round tasting events.

2024 Events & Partners

Bowl of 'Zole Pozole Festival

This multi-city gastronomic celebration draws culinary excellence from Michelin-starred chefs and features premium agave spirits tastings

Boston MA 02/24/2024 >
Denver CO 03/28/2024 >
Brooklyn NY 10/17/2024 >

East Coast Cider Circuit

Each stop offers a cache of exceptional local hard ciders and foods.

Portland ME 05/11/2024 >
Haverhill MA 06/20/2024 >
Boston MA 2024 >
Brooklyn NY 10/17/2024 >

Pig Island NYC

Pig Island NYC gives renowned chefs and experts carte blanche to prepare dishes with unbridled creativity using locally sourced produce and heritage breed pigs.

New York City 09/07/2024 >

Rib King NYC

Food Karma Projects and NYC BBQ bring together the best BBQ restaurants, chefs, and drinkmakers to present an all-access, supercharged backyard BBQ at Industry City in Brooklyn

New York City 05/25/2024 >

Brisket King NYC

Witness greatness in the making as pitmasters from New York and beyond go head-to-head for the Brisket King® NYC crown.

New York City 04/17/2024 >

Pig Island NYC

Top sauce makers around the work can submit entries to compete for the title of Sauce King NYC

SauceKingNYC.com >

Jimmy Carbone

Food Karma Projects Founder

About Us

Created by Jimmy Carbone — a restaurateur and dedicated social entrepreneur — Food Karma Projects offers engagement between makers, consumers, community organizations and more – whether in the form of competitions, outdoor festivals, or regional celebrations.


Featured News & Events

Read some of the latest posts and event news from Food Karma Projects.

2023 Pitmasters & Chefs & Restraunts

View some of the amazing talent that will be at Pig Island 2023 providing one-of-a-kind dishes and memories. Tickets are still available as Pig Island celebrates it’s 14th year! Bring friends and family to this...


BBQ (Truly) for All at Pure Grit BBQ

Born in Texas and raised on her dad’s daily BBQ, Pure Grit BBQ’s chef Emily Hersh has been a pitmaster-in-training since birth. But before committing to her culinary career, she had been struggling to find...


Pig Island 2022 Recap

Thanks for Attending Pig Island 2022! The 13th iteration of Pig Island NYC was a huge success. A big thank you to all of the participants, sponsors and attendees for helping make a truly memorable...