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Smart Moves: Food and Beverage

Smart Meetings

Bolivar is director of food and beverage for Innisbrook, A Salamander Resort in Tampa Bay, Florida, where he will oversee the property’s five F&B options, as well as its banquet operations. Claveran most recently worked as the property’s food and beverage manager.

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Smart Moves: Food and Beverage

Smart Meetings

David Nowak Hawaii’s Hilton Waikoloa Village named Nowak director of food and beverage. Nowak most recently worked as food and beverage specialist at Premier Hotels & Resorts in Guam. The post Smart Moves: Food and Beverage appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Best of 2022: Food and Beverage

Smart Meetings

This year, hotel food and beverage departments as well as catering outlets and F&B in conference and exhibition centers struggled to catch up to post-Covid pent up demand as well as to what is now called “accommodation cuisine.”

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Smart Moves: Food and Beverage

Smart Meetings

Hotel Wailea in Maui named Abac food and beverage director. An interest in food and wine tastings led Abac to pursue his designation as Advanced Sommelier in 2020. The post Smart Moves: Food and Beverage appeared first on Smart Meetings. Ron Pietruszka.

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Choice Cuts for Food and Beverage Savings

MeetingsNet

As Maggie Kearney, meeting and publications manager with the International College of Surgeons–U.S. While you could shorten your meeting just enough to eliminate the final meal—as 44 percent of our survey respondents suggested—there are less drastic ways to trim the fat. Meet them!”

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Food and Beverage Trends for 2018

SmartMeetings

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.

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How to Approach Food and Beverage at Events During Covid

Skift

Meetings & Events coronavirus events food and beverageRead the Complete Story On Skift.

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The Event Planner's Guide to Food and Beverage (F&B) Minimums

Aventri

While most meetings have dedicated times for attendees to network, one of the most commonly used times to network is over the catered lunches and dinners at events.

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Food and Beverage: Eat, Drink, Sip and Savor

SmartMeetings

Take this opportunity to consider leaders in the food world who have embraced the alternative. The post Food and Beverage: Eat, Drink, Sip and Savor appeared first on Smart Meetings. 2021 F&B Trends.

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Convene TV: Food and Beverage Cost Challenges

PCMA Convene

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. To understanding the environmental impact of your meeting F&B, askquestions about supply chains and seasonal availability before signing off on menus. Dominguez says that small tweaks to the way food and beverage are presented can make a huge difference.

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A Revamped Reno Could Take Meetings to The Next Level

Smart Meetings

Known around the globe as the “Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno, Nevada, offers a high-end experience with unlimited potential that can elevate meetings to new heights. Room to Meet. Read More: Tahoe South Events Center to Usher in Next Stage for Meeting Profs.

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Top Food Beverage Trends For 2017

Canadian Special Events

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.

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Food and Beverage Trend Watch: Culinary Themes for 2019

PCMA Convene

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. Industry Trends Meeting or Event Design News JunkieEvent Marketer. Event Marketer ). Read More.

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Reduce and Reuse: Meeting Spaces Go Green

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings spoke to event spaces within the United States that were ranked by WiseVoter as top recyclers in the country. of meeting space and also has a 19-year-old food compost program. for meetings and has been actively working on its green initiatives since 2004.

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Smart Meetings Experience Elevated Events Culture

Smart Meetings

That was the message from author and Superbowl-winning executive Michael Lombardi at Smart Meetings Northeast Experience in Boston this week. Be in the room at a future Smart Meetings Experience. of its own flexible meeting space. Smart Meetings CEO Marin Bright.

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Reduce and Reuse: Meeting Spaces Go Green

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings spoke to event spaces within the United States that were ranked by WiseVoter as top recyclers in the country. of meeting space and also has a 19-year-old food compost program. for meetings and has been actively working on its green initiatives since 2004.

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9 Nibble-Worthy Food Tours

Smart Meetings

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. Arizona Food Tours is another popular company available in the Scottsdale and Tempe areas for private lunch, dinner and happy hour culinary experiences. The post 9 Nibble-Worthy Food Tours appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Competent logistics are the new meeting minimum

Conferences that Work

My work at a pre-con is different from that of a typical meeting planner since I focus on the meeting’s design and facilitation. I’ve been convening meetings for decades, though, so I know a fair amount about meeting planning.

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Mike Dominguez: Hotel, F&B Prices Aren’t Going Down, and Other Predictions for 2023

Smart Meetings

As meeting professionals begin to plan events for 2023, Mike Dominguez, president and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), joined Editorial Director JT Long for his annual Smart Chat Live! predictions conversation about the trends meeting profs need to prepare for in 2023.

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

Event Industry News

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.

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Holiday Miracles: Pop-up Bars Bring Holiday Cheer

Smart Meetings

Miracle will also be providing a pop-up food menu along with their signature cocktails. The retro 1980’s ambiance, classic arcade games and signature pizzas create an adult playground complete with adult beverages from Miracle at MINIBOSS in San Jose.

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Smart Tip from Salamander Hotels: The Meeting is Just the Beginning

Smart Meetings

The number of meetings being scheduled now is quickly picking up steam as mask mandates are lifted and people start gathering again, but meeting formats have evolved. As part of this increase in business, he has seen a new trend: “Meetings aren’t always about the ‘meeting’ anymore.”

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3 Easy Ways to Meet All Your Attendees’ Food Needs

MeetingsNet

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

Connect Your Meetings

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.

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Tahoe South Events Center to Usher in Next Stage for Meeting Profs

Smart Meetings

The summer of 2023 will herald a new era of meetings in South Lake Tahoe with the arrival of the over $100-million Tahoe South Events Center. Once complete, the events center will offer meeting profs access to a 27,000 sq. of meeting space.

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Automation in F&B Inches Closer to Dominance

Smart Meetings

Betty was created by Bear Robotics to battle the increasing pressure placed on the food service industry, which can attributed to employee shortages. South of Fort Lauderdale, AC Hotel Miami Dadeland is offering a robot food delivery service, in partnership with Cartken and FanFood.

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Dietary Expert Urges Group to Eat Real Foods

Smart Meetings

In her buoyant, unique style, prominent health advocate Zonya Foco urged participants at Smart Meeting South Central National in New Orleans to take a closer look at their dietary habits. “ Eat real foods ,” she said. Posted by Smart Meetings on Monday, November 5, 2018. She outlined three major benefits to eating real foods. “And never eat foods with ingredients you can’t pronounce—except quinoa.”

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Small Meetings: F&B Insights from a Supplier

Smart Meetings

Food and beverage costs are increasingly taking a bigger slice of the meeting budget. Patrick Berwald, vice president of food and beverage for Benchmark Global Hospitality , offered some, ahem, food for thought about F&B for small meetings. Cost of product and changes in commodity pricing have impacted food pricing. Planners are being tasked to reduce this meeting element. How can small meetings address this? .

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

Social Tables

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.

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

MeetingPool

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. Tech Event Planning Meeting Planning Pool Bar TechnologyAutomation isn’t just relegated to standard business operations.

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

MeetingsNet

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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Can Events Help Solve the Global Food Crisis?

PCMA Convene

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.

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Serve Brain Food at Your Next Event

SmartMeetings

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. At a meeting or an event , sluggish attendees won’t be very productive , and neither will sluggish planners. 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.

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Feeding the Food Truck Frenzy in California

SmartMeetings

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? Meeting professionals can hire the In-N-Out Cookout Trailer to park on-site and bring the popular eatery to you. Food trucks have become synonymous with California culture. Covered by a concrete ceiling, you can host an outdoor food truck event rain or shine.

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Authentic Experiences 101: A Hot New Hotel and Restaurant in San Francisco

Smart Meetings

In other words, most meeting attendees would rather have a “wow” time somewhere memorable than another breakout room even if it’s at an upscale hotel or resort. The food. perfect for board meetings, intimate get-togethers and cocktail parties.

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Most Appetizing Food & Beverage Ideas of 2016

SmartMeetings

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. 7 Super Snacks for Your Next Meeting.

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5 Tips for Designing Engaging Virtual Meetings

SmartMeetings

Virtual meetings require careful design to keep attendees engaged and deliver value for the hosts. But how do you translate the energy and insights from a face-to-face meeting through a computer screen? This will also leave time for other important aspects of meetings.

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Measuring Meetings Accurately Could Prove Crucial Value of F2F

SmartMeetings

Meeting professionals know in their gut that people get more out of in-person, F2F meetings, but how do we prove it to the decision makers in our companies and in our attendee’s home offices? Those numbers can look very good for virtual meetings , especially when compared to the costs.

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

PCMA Convene

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.

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10 Food Festivals Bringing Flavor to 2017

SmartMeetings

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.