Food and Beverage Trends for 2018


Looking to the year ahead , we are all eagerly anticipating the new food and beverage trends that will emerge. There’s been an emphasis on the desire for experiential outings, whether in travel, food or shopping. As far as food and beverage, in 2018 there will be more businesses capitalizing on this, showing how food is made before it reaches the customer. The better the food, the better the Instagram photo? Food Walls.

43 Food & Beverage Statistics Planners Should Know


Food and drink provide a great opportunity for attendees to foster connections with each other. If you’re hungry to learn how you can leverage your F&B minimums to drive more value for your meeting and event attendees, you’ll need to stay up to date on all that is happening in the food and beverage industry. Think of where some of the best connections happen at meetings and events. During breaks, or meals like breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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How To Help Two Local Food Communities Impacted by COVID-19

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The beloved Bay Area non-profit La Cocina has spent 15 years building a community of female food entrepreneurs, incubating about 125 businesses owned by immigrants and people of color and helping to launch 33 brick-and-mortar locations. Food & Beverage Food and Drink Events Fundraisers Online Events

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How the Food Community is Coming Up With Innovative New Ideas Online

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Despite our current worldwide pandemic, the last two months have been some of the busiest for Bow Market, a retail and food space in Sommerville, MA. “We Food & Beverage Online EventsWe have tons of different kinds of shoppers coming through,” says Leah Pringle, the venue’s event coordinator. “We’re We’re seeing new faces and so many people who have never even […].

Convene TV: Food and Beverage Cost Challenges

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In this video, Michael Dominguez, CHSE, senior vice president of and chief sales officer for MGM Resorts International, outlines just how closely food costs and environmental impact are aligned. Dominguez says that small tweaks to the way food and beverage are presented can make a huge difference. – Pass smaller plates – Create engagement opportunities around food – Plate smaller portions. Food & Beverage Tips

The O2 appoints new director of MICE and food and beverage manager

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The O2, has enhanced its senior leadership team with the appointment of Emma Hatt as director of meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE), and Amit Pathak, as food and beverage manager. Amit Pathak, food & beverage manager.

20 Ways to Keep Costs Down At Your Next Food and Beverage Event

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A cost-effective food and beverage event takes hard work, attention to detail and careful planning, but it can be done. Choose reasonably priced beverages. The beverage industry is packed with affordable, high-quality beverage options. Portion control is one of the biggest ways to save money with a food and beverage event. You can also offer something in exchange—naming the caterer to reduce food costs.

Top Food Beverage Trends For 2017

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Selecting your food and beverage menu is one of the most important aspects of designing your event’s guest experience. They have seriously upped their food IQ thanks to the prevalence of foodie cooking shows, instagram and online resources where they can study food trends, international flavour profiles, recipes, etc. They are expecting, or rather demanding, thoughtful, delicious gourmet food and savvy imaginative beverages at the events they attend.

Food and Beverage Trend Watch: Culinary Themes for 2019

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The National Restaurant Association’s annual “What’s Hot” culinary forecast, compiled by leading chefs, identifies food and beverage trends and culinary themes for the coming year. Event Marketer. Event Marketer ). Read More. Industry Trends Meeting or Event Design News Junkie

10 Ways to Wow with Event Food Appeal


Food and beverage have long been a critical element in events. The post 10 Ways to Wow with Event Food Appeal by Québec City appeared first on [link]. Event Inspiration food foodies event food f&bThis is a sponsored post from Québec City Business Destination.

9 Nibble-Worthy Food Tours

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Columbus Food Adventures offers a wide variety of additional themed tours, including taco trucks, meat-lovers and dessert. The progressive meal takes guests to between three and five stops for food and drinks. The post 9 Nibble-Worthy Food Tours appeared first on Smart Meetings.

30 Catering Ideas to Make Your Event Menu Stand Out in 2019

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Learn how to make sure your next food and drink event is unforgettable — and Instagrammable. Event Planning & Promotion Food & Beverage Event Food Event Planning Food and Drink EventsThe post 30 Catering Ideas to Make Your Event Menu Stand Out in 2019 appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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Banquets and Catering: An Insider’s Approach to Food and Beverage

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Register for “Banquets and Catering: An Insider’s Approach to Food and Beverage” Have you ever wondered how can hotels charge $120 or more for a gallon of coffee? In this session, we will explore actual food and beverage costs, compared to their pricing; we’ll see the markups and fees that the industry has developed and see what the true costs are.

Two for One: How Organizers Combined a Food Writers Conference With a Food and Music Festival

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When Hanna Raskin, food editor and chief critic for Charleston, South Carolina’s Post and Courier newspaper, was elected board president of the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) last year, she accepted under one condition: that AFJ suspend its multi-day conference.

Can Events Help Solve the Global Food Crisis?

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It’s clear that our food systems will need to change — and change radically — if we are to safeguard the planet and feed a growing population. The best place to start, and where we, the business events industry, can have the greatest impact, is with food waste — what a planner called “the inconvenient truth about event planning” when she spoke with Convene about the problem in 2015. “We The test kitchens also saved money, cutting food costs by an average of 3 percent.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Event Catering: Ideas and Hacks to Try Now

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Learn how to make sure your next food and drink event is unforgettable — and Instagrammable. Event Planning & Promotion Food & Beverage Event Food Event Planning Food and Drink EventsThe post The Do’s and Don’ts of Event Catering: Ideas and Hacks to Try Now appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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Dietary Expert Urges Group to Eat Real Foods

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“ Eat real foods ,” she said. She outlined three major benefits to eating real foods. “And never eat foods with ingredients you can’t pronounce—except quinoa.” The post Dietary Expert Urges Group to Eat Real Foods appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Bring the Latest in Food and Beverage Tech to Your Event with These Automated Offerings


Some of the latest tech can also make managing food and drink service at your next event easier, allowing attendees to enjoy their preferred snack or beverage without hiring substantial amounts of extra staff to make it happen. Automation isn’t just relegated to standard business operations.

Most Appetizing Food & Beverage Ideas of 2016


The world of food and beverage is one that allows planners to get really creative. Let’s look back at some of the year’s best food and beverage ideas for events. 6 Brain Food Snacks that are Office-Friendly. From healthy drinks to organic foods and health-conscious snacks at events, we break down 26 great ways to keep attendee wellness in mind. Serving Up 2016 Food Trends. Infographic: 11 Enticing Food and Beverage Trends for 2017.

Play With Your Food: Making Event Centered Meals More Fun

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Whether you are hosting a conference, retreat, meeting, or any kind of event, you are likely to be providing food items to your guests. One of the biggest mistakes you can make as you wade through budget management is ignoring the importance of food and beverage. Attendees rarely notice a cut in decor, or an entertainment scale back, but they will notice (and talk about) food shortages and food quality. . Most people enjoy choices when it comes to food.

The FOMO-Inducing Highlights of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen


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Event Food Trends for 2020: Accommodating Everyone


One of the key trends in guest expectations for 2020 and beyond is food inclusivity at venues and catered events– this means accommodating allergies and other dietary restrictions as often as possible. To help you get started, we’ve put together this simple list of the food categories to consider when putting together your event menu. Event Food Trends. Food allergies and sensitivities.

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Airline Food: An Around-the-World Comparison


Food & Beverage Global EventsCheck out these meals served by 15 global airlines on their 2016 flights. Best bet: The dessert from Qantas! read more.

Local Food Vendors in Washington, DC – 3 Ways to Discover Food for Your Next Event

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More often than not, food is the main attraction for event attendance. Click around, and embrace the food wormhole. . Our ever-growing database has 225+ food and beverage business owners from the DC and Baltimore metro areas. Share your favorite DC food vendors or tell us about how you find new ones on Twitter @socialtables or on Facebook.

How Junzi Continued to Provide Memorable Dining Experiences During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Started by a group of Yale grads in 2015, Junzi is all about bringing diners thoughtfully prepared Chinese food in a fast casual setting. Eventbrite Food & BeverageWith a winning concept and a scrappy startup mentality, Junzi now has three popular locations spread across Manhattan. Then the COVID-19 crisis hit, forcing restaurants around the world to rethink their […].

Plan and Market a Killer Bar Crawl in 4 Steps

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Event Planning & Promotion Food & Beverage Bar Crawl Food and Drink Event Party PlanningBar crawls are a nightlife staple. People love a night out on the town complete with tasty drinks. What they love even more is when they don’t have to plan out the details (especially after a few microbrews). However, any city worth its salt is bound to have bar crawls galore booked out every weekend. […].

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Feeding the Food Truck Frenzy in California


Although the fast food chain is conveniently located all over the state, if you’re busy in meetings, wouldn’t it be way easier for the restaurant to set up shop at the convention center? Food trucks have become synonymous with California culture. Covered by a concrete ceiling, you can host an outdoor food truck event rain or shine. Up in the Bay Area, Spark Social SF is a food truck park located in the Mission Bay neighborhood.

10 Food Festivals Bringing Flavor to 2017


Food festivals deliver celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations , and virtually unlimited food and beverage options to hordes of hungry attendees in cities across the United States. South Beach Food and Wine Festival: February 22–26, 2017. A wealth of culinary star power from Food Network and Cooking Channel lights up Miami for five days of feasting in the winter sunshine. Charleston Wine + Food Festival: March 1–5, 2017.

MetMUnch Shows Its Okay to Play With Your Food

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Moravej, an entrepreneur and registered nutritionist who formerly operated a clinic, was betting that if students cooked and served locally sourced food at imaginative pop-up events, they — and the public — would learn about nutrition and sustainability in ways that were likely to make an impact.

Infographic: 11 Enticing Food and Beverage Trends for 2017


Food and beverage is one of the most important variables in meeting and event planning. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants ’ 2017 Culinary & Cocktails Trend Forecast surveyed chefs, sommeliers, bartenders and other food influencers from more than 70 Kimpton restaurants, bars and lounges across the United States to uncover the food and beverage innovations groups will be craving in the coming year. 6 Inventive Food Trends.

Serve Brain Food at Your Next Event


When the afternoon hits and we reach for that third, nay fourth cup of coffee , it’s easy to overlook the full impact of the foods we choose. Here are the best foods for reinforcing focus, memory, energy and an upbeat mood. Fermented foods : Fermented foods include miso, pickled vegetables, kefir, tempeh, kimchi and sauerkraut. These foods are regarded as fantastic probiotics (good bacteria for digestion).

Best Food-Truck Catering for Your Next Event


Food trucks are fun, convenient, serve delicious food at a fraction of the cost of a sit-down meal, and are a great addition to any event. Koi Fusion offers Korean food with a twist. Koi Fusion offers the option of a hosted truck event, where the host covers the cost; or, alternatively, an option where the guests pay for their own food. The post Best Food-Truck Catering for Your Next Event appeared first on Smart Meetings.

10 Sweet Ideas to Reduce Food Waste and Food Miles at Your Events


Here's a menu of actions that can help you send a lot less good food to the landfill. Association Meetings Green Meetings/CSR Food & Beverage Corporate MeetingsHow much are you doing to incorporate sustainability into your F&B programs? read more.

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3 Things Planners Need to Know About Food Allergies


Keeping your menus safe and inclusive for those with food allergies and sensitivities isn’t as overwhelming as it may at first appear. Food & Beverageread more.

3 Easy Ways to Meet All Your Attendees’ Food Needs


How you can accommodate your attendees’ food allergies, sensitivities, and preferences with some proactive planning. Association Meetings Resources Food & Beverage Resources and Reportsread more.

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Food trends for events - local, healthy and experiential


Meeting and event planners are now at the forefront of food and beverage trends, providing event attendees with unique gastronomical experiences. Today we share some of the top food and beverage trends shared by planners, venues and caterers around the country. Foods without anything artificial, clean eating based snacks such as jelly beans and gummy bears without artificial colors or dyes. Alternative beverages are hot.

6 Brain Food Snacks That Are Office-Friendly


Studies have shown that people tend to select healthier foods for themselves when purchasing them in advance, versus when selecting food they plan to immediately eat. Finding foods that accomplish all of the above aren’t as difficult as you might think. The post 6 Brain Food Snacks That Are Office-Friendly appeared first on Smart Meetings. Food & Beverage How To Meeting Planning F&BWhat is an office-friendly snack , you ask?

How Bar Crawl Unlimited Sold 10k Tickets in 2 Months

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Event Planning & Promotion Food & Beverage Bar Crawl Food and Drink Event Party PlanningIt’s every event creator’s vision: put together an event plan so irresistible you sell zillions of tickets right off the bat. Unfortunately, that fantasy does not often play out in reality. A lot of events start with a slow burn, and they may or may not eventually reach critical mass. For the event company Bar […].

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U.S. Hotels Join Pilot Program to Prevent Food Waste


Food production has the largest environmental footprint of any human activity, according to data from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 40 percent of food is wasted through the supply chain, including the hotel industry. It should come as no surprise that limiting hotel food waste is one of the best ways the hospitality industry can help the environment —and even save money while doing it. Hotels Join Pilot Program to Prevent Food Waste appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Color, Culture and Comfort Food Power F&B Trends for 2017


Each year a new crop of buzzy ingredients and culinary novelties lands on food and beverage menus to tempt diners eager to try the hippest new dishes and drinks. The well-worn fashion maxim “Black goes with everything” also applies to the food world, where the results prove more bold than basic. Two cultures situated approximately 10,000 miles apart are among the latest to make their mark on America’s ethnic food scene.

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