Food and Beverage Trends for 2018

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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.

Infographic: 11 Enticing Food and Beverage Trends for 2017

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Food and beverage is one of the most important variables in meeting and event planning. 6 Inventive Food Trends. In 2017, interesting new food and beverage pairings , from oysters and gin to sherry and fries, will emerge to compete with wine and cheese.

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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 are expecting, or rather demanding, thoughtful, delicious gourmet food and savvy imaginative beverages at the events they attend.

Feeding the Food Truck Frenzy in California

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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.

Best Food-Truck Catering for Your Next Event

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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.

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

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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.

Battling — and Bottling — Potential Food Waste

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So the name they’ve given themselves — the Basement Chefs — seems to fit, especially when you consider their creative and “underground” approach to potential food waste. . ” CSR Event Venues F&B Food & Beverage

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. Food & Beverage TipsHow does a drought in China affect your bottom line?

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 Reports

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.

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

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

10 Food Festivals Bringing Flavor to 2017

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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.

Bespoke Food Symposium Tackles Tough Issues in Food

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In the meetings industry, many conversations about food and beverage center around food allergies , healthifying menus and working with your venue’s catering team to develop a delicious meal while staying on budget. Robert McKeown.

5 Hot Culinary Trends for 2017


Generate excitement without blowing your budget with these chef-tested meeting and event food and beverage trends. Association Meetings Resources Food & Beverage Resources and ReportsBy Anne Thornley-Brown.

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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.

Meeting Rooms of the Future Will Be Experiential, Tasty, and Wired


Association Meetings Resources Audiovisual/Production Food & Beverage Meeting Formats Resources and Reports Site NewsConference centers are going cozy, creative, and high tech, according to IACC’s Meeting Room of the Future study. read more.

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6 Ways to Use Watermelon at Your Summer Event

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We’ve come up with some original ways to incorporate this food into your next event—be sure to try them before September’s chill rolls in! Watermelon can play a role in many alcoholic beverages.

Is Your F&B Offering Instagrammable Enough?

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We’ve all seen those quintessential food photos on social media — the perfect chocolate sundae backlit by a cityscape at night or beach sunset, or a mouth-watering, step-by-step photo series for a lemon garlic buttered salmon recipe. Event Design Food & Beverage Social Media

Unconventional F&B Trends to Put on Your Radar

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Ah, another year, another bizarre food craze. According to Whole Foods, fungi are also emerging as an ingredient in soaps and hair care. Fragrant floral flavors such as elderflower, rose, hibiscus and lavender will be aromas permeating foods and drinks this year. With this new wave, there will not only be infused foods, but beverages, as well. A post shared by Simplistic_food (@simplistic_food) on Dec 8, 2017 at 1:52pm PST.

6 Things Planners Can Learn from Awards Season

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Food & Beverage. What’s the trick to serving food hot during a massive sit-down dinner, while keeping a steady flow? The red carpet rolled out at the top of the New Year on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Film Awards Gala.

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.

Two Simple Secrets to Happy, Engaged Attendees


Association Meetings Food & Beverage Corporate Meetings Medical MeetingsNearly half of attendees in a recent survey said they fell asleep or felt drowsy during a meeting.

Meet and Eat: Menus for Better Networking


This is a sponsored post written by Greg Smith, food and beverage expert at Halifax Convention Centre. Food and networking are important elements of most events. Ideas Networking event catering food Catering Event Networking menus

9 Meeting Breaks You've Got to Try


Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Food & Beverage Medical MeetingsCheck out these creative ideas for getting attendees past the mid-afternoon slump and through a long meeting day with energy and good humor. read more.

Break Foods that Boost Energy


For your next refreshment break, instead of the typical buffet of pastries, cookies, and cakes, try a balance of whole, colorful, fresh foods. Association Meetings Resources Food & Beverage Resources and ReportsThese will help keep your attendees focused, and productive—and they boost the immune system, and provide the body balanced nourishment for all-day energy. Consider these three tips when creating your break menu: read more.

A Catering Director’s Advice to Planners


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5 Dessert Trends For a Decadent Delegate Experience


Trends & Event Ideas event venues venues food and beverage food desserts event food f&b event dessertsThis is a sponsored post written by Christophe Luzeux, Executive Chef with the Halifax Convention Centre.

What Do Michelin Star Restaurants Mean to Event Planners?

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Michelin only focuses on the food—not on decor, table settings and such, like other reviews. Food & Beverage Meeting Planning 5 star hotels beverage chef embed fancy food food options foodies gourmet guide luxury michelin official poll quiz ranking special food star status upgrade

4 Strategies for Handling Dietary Restrictions at Events

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There are over 100 food allergies and countless diet trends that planners might have to account for at an event. This should include a check box section where they can mark their food allergies and preferences. Do they like to eat healthy or enjoy comfort foods while traveling?

What’s Trending for F&B?

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People want to know more about their food, Caesar’s Michele Polci said, like what kind of tomatoes are being served, and where the olive oil and vinegar come from. I walk in and get goosebumps when I see a food presentation that is artfully done. .

7 Tips to Make Holiday Parties Sing

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Additionally, consider food stations or passing heavy hors d’oeuvres instead of a sit-down meal. Encourage additional movement throughout the room by setting the various food and beverage stations in different locations. Food & Beverage How To Meeting Planning

Expert Tips on Popping a Wine Cork for Team-building

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She stresses the importance of offering activities for people who do not drink wine, as well as a food component, such as cheese to be paired with each varietal. Food & Beverage Meeting Planning beverage fermentation francisco militia moraga napa san sommelier tasting team-building wine

Raise a Glass to 7 Great Wine Cellar Meeting Spaces

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With more groups heading out of the boardroom and into creative locations , why not schedule an event in a cozy space with great food and a wine tasting guided by a sommelier? Food & Beverage Meeting Planning Venues Hotels Meeting Planners

Most Appetizing Food & Beverage Ideas of 2016

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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. Serving Up 2016 Food Trends.

Why a Growing Number of Event Attendees Are Asking For Locally Sourced F&B

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One of the few time we all pause (and yes, it may be to take a photo) is over food, and sharing an experience about food. We crave connection, and food has always been a means to create those shared experiences that people can remember.

Event Planning Inspiration from Coachella 2017

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Coachella is a convergence of Instagrammable foods, high-tech décor and innovative activity options—the perfect combination for popularity. Coachella is offering more than 100 food vendors this year, serving all tiers of food and beverage options.

Fall Flavor: 14 Pumpkin Spice-Inspired Catering Ideas


In recent years, pumpkin spice-flavored food and beverages have been labeled as "basic." " But one can't deny that the sudden

Play With Your Food. No, Really

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UNconventional was woven throughout the event, from the venue to programming to food, seating, and drinks,” said Dawn Norman, president of Normand Productions and treasurer of the Southwest & Pacific Chapter. Food & Beverage Room Set

Virtual Reality Cocktail Brings High-Tech Twist to Hotel Bar

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Food & Beverage Hotel Tech Technology Virtual RealityMany whiskey enthusiasts are extremely knowledgeable about their liquor of choice. Perhaps some can even discern details about a drink’s particular origins simply by tasting it.