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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Does your Event Food and Beverage Pass the Boring Test? It’s More than Just the Menu


We have all been to the corporate party – serving good, and sometimes great food via passing, stations or small plates. Here are five things to think about to see if your event passes the Boring Food Test. The post Does your Event Food and Beverage Pass the Boring Test?

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 & Beverage

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Getting to the Root of Food Waste

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That’s because Calgary participated in a Feeding the 5000 event, a global initiative to serve up meals made entirely from perfectly edible food that otherwise would have been sent to landfills, largely because it doesn’t meet aesthetic standards.

Serve Brain Food at Your Next Event

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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.

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.

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.

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

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

Your First Event: Planning Food + Drink Quantities


We’re here to show you how to get those little details and quantities right for the food and drink at your first event! Food Preparation. As an event planner you should always have food on hand especially if people will also be consuming alcoholic beverages at your event. Definitely serve buzzworthy food that will get people talking. Most importantly, never serve mediocre food that will leave a bad taste in your guests mouths…quite literally!

6 Brain Food Snacks That Are Office-Friendly

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Meeting Dietary Requests

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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.

Visit San Jose Makes Adventurous Food a Star at Convention Center

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The team brought in three other Michelin-rated chefs from New York and Portugal to cook with chef-owner Jessica Carreira and chef David Costa for some 50 food writers and dignitaries. The post Visit San Jose Makes Adventurous Food a Star at Convention Center appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Protected: Female Culinary Leaders Take the Stage in Calgary

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2018 culinary trends showcase ethnic cuisine and fun

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This year, three of the 10 food trends highlighted ethnic influences. Street” food influences. Dishes inspired by street food add a new twist to culinary fare. Access the full What’s Hot Top 10 Foods for 2018 report.

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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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Farming Events: Getting Started

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If you have the knowledge, skills and resources you can consider hosting your own on-site special food events. Think of it as market research that involves delicious food, drink, and event some new friends.

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5 Ways to Save When Sourcing Food Locally for Events

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Increasingly event participants are asking for organic, locally sourced food & beverages. Still, one main concern most businesses have about sourcing food locally is the cost. Here are our 5 ways to save when incorporating small business into your purchase orders.

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

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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Your Complete Guide to Event Appetizers

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Form friendships with area food producers. The general rule for light appetizers is two to three bites per person, per item, and two beverages each. Keeping the recipes simple will not only help cut your prep and labor time, it will reflect in your food costs as you’ll need less.

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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

How to Take Your (Boring) Corporate Snack Table to the Next Level

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Whatever you decide, to keep your attendees satiated, focus on protein-rich foods like hummus, cheese, cured meats, smoked or cured seafood , and whole grain breads and crackers. Avoid cookies, chips, soda and other types of processed junk food (except the Chex Mix).

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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

Heading for Wholeness


It centers on delivering healthy foods, opportunities for movement, and time for introspection. Audience Engagement Food & BeverageHannah Kinnersley. Strategies for keeping attendees engaged and focused.