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. Choose your venue carefully.

How to Prepare a Venue for an Event

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Knowing how to prepare a venue for an event is one of the key points in event planning. Choosing a venue for an event is also one of the first negotiation points as well. The rest of the preparation process will depend on the decision made about the venue. Food and beverage.

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8 Tips for Choosing a Perfect Conference Venue

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Your ideal picture of a conference venue shouldn’t be tied to a nice, accessible locale only. The choice of venue has to be based on the clear requirements that your event sets in terms of size, lighting, network capabilities, etc. When to start looking for a venue.

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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.

How to Prepare a Venue for an Event

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Knowing how to prepare a venue for an event is one of the key points in event planning. Choosing a venue for an event is also one of the first negotiation points as well. The rest of the preparation process will depend on the decision made about the venue. Food and beverage.

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5 Dessert Trends For a Decadent Delegate Experience

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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.

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

Food trends for events - local, healthy and experiential

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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.

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

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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?

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

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.

Small Meetings: F&B Insights from a Supplier

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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.

Help Wanted—Venues for my participation techniques workshops!

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Traditional meeting venues aren’t always the best fit for participant-driven events, and I’m looking for meeting spaces for my upcoming 1½ day participation techniques workshops that concentrate on inexpensive simplicity and flexibility rather than glitz and expensive high-end features.

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4 Tips for Planning a Local, Affordable Menu

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You know how powerfully the food and beverage experience can shape the overall tone and success of a meeting. As attendees are seeking more unique and distinctive food experiences , below are my top recommendations for the most important elements to keep in mind when developing your next menu. Buying from suppliers in the area rather than shipping in packaged food helps lessen the carbon footprint of an event.

Your First Event: Planning Food + Drink Quantities

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From choosing the right venue, all the way down to what kind of cheese you’ll be serving. 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.

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.

The Thoroughly Modern Event Budgeting Checklist

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Venue Fees. The event venue is one of the most important—and most expensive—factors of the event budget. Many people overlook these costs when planning their budget, but these will need to be factored in from the beginning, as these costs can vary dramatically from venue to venue.

Food trends for events – local, healthy and experiential

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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.

10 Tips for Choosing The Perfect Conference Venue

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These 10 tips will help you find the perfect conference venue. 36% of event planners spending most of their budget on the venue , choosing a event space becomes o. Accessibility: The location of the event venue is paramount for maximizing event attendance.

Seattle Venue: Westland Distillery

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We love to learn about the venues in our network! In addition to opening a new production facility and guest experience center in 2013, they also debuted the space as a private event venue. Of Possible Interest: Wedding Venue Ideas. VR Venue Spotlight: Bently Reserve.

Event Venue Management Checklist for Event Planners

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Venues play quite an important role while planning an event. Be it a symbolic or historic, events success can also be measured by the location and the love for the venue that attendees show! Event venue management for events has become a huge deal for the planners.

3 New Ways to Plan a Holiday Meeting in Wine Country

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The cherry on top of this decadent meeting destination is the new The Social at The Estate, a free-standing barn-style venue with 15,608 sq. Las Alcobas. Once a year you gather the entire company for a celebration of what makes your business special.

A Blueprint for the Future of Meeting Venues

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This same thinking applies to meeting venues. However, there are several key indicators trending now that point to what the future of meeting venues might look like. Check out these four ideas that can help meeting venues prepare for the future: Immediate Gratification.

Atlanta Venues Offer Historical and Cultural Experiences

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Another centerpiece of the venue is a collection of original manuscripts and artifacts from the Rev. The 4,665-seat theater hosts nearly 200 performances a year, and is available for private events; it was named a top-50 special-event venue nationwide in 2015. Martin Luther King Jr.

5 Benefits of Holding Events at Unique Venues

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Here are five of the main benefits of holding meetings at unique venues. Up your planning game: It’s not always easy to hold your event at an alternative venue. If so, going with a unique venue will not only please attendees, but also up your planning game. Venue Ideas .

Cool Event Venues For Your Next Event

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Whether you are planning an event for 10 people or 1000 people, you should think of ways to trade in the traditional conference room setting for cool event venues for your next event. Cool Event Venues For Your Next Event. Forget your Conventional Ballroom!

What Do Michelin Star Restaurants Mean to Event Planners?

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Many meeting planners choose to plan an event at a venue that features a Michelin-starred hotel , but aren’t quite sure how restaurants obtain them or what judging criteria is used. Michelin only focuses on the food—not on decor, table settings and such, like other reviews.

Natural Venues for Unique Events

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Is it the food? With a recent push for totally extraordinary events hosted at unique venues , one option that can showcase your personal flair is a more organic space. Natural Venues for Unique Events. What is it that makes an occasion truly special and exciting?

Ensure Your Meeting Gets the Service It Deserves

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Experience an Off-Site Venue Before the Event. When planners are considering off-site venues for a reception or meal , the hottest new place in a host destination might not be the best choice. “In In major cities, there’s a new restaurant opening almost every week, and sometimes our clients want to use the most recent innovative venue,” says Emily Cole, senior program manager for Andavo Meetings and Incentives in Denver. These tips will help you keep attendees happy .

Train Stations Blend History and Art to Make Unique Events Venues

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It reopened as a venue and hotel in 1985, and has remained a mainstay of downtown St. Newest food and beverage attraction is brewpub Imperial Beer Co. Events and being a venue help make that more welcoming and open. Pulling into St.

Expert Tips on Popping a Wine Cork for Team-building

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Lamar Engel, founder of The Wine Militia in Napa, understands the realities of venue logistics, including F&B minimums. 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.

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

6 Places Spreading the Entomophagy Bug for F&B

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Who knows, you might end up enlisting one for catering, using them as a venue or even stopping by for a bug bite. Don Bugito , also known as the Prehispanic Snackeria, focuses on planet-friendly protein snacks made from food native to the American continent. All food components are made from scratch. Does the thought of eating bugs make your skin crawl? That might change soon. Earlier this month, Justin Timberlake served ants and grasshoppers at an album listening party.

30 Denver Event Venues Your Attendees Will Love

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Among these venues you’ll find a butterfly oasis, a lakefront boathouse, a speakeasy, and everything in between. If you’re planning an event in the Denver areas and are interested in venues, check out the variety of spaces available on this list. Field House Event Venue.

6 Things Planners Can Learn from Awards Season

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Planners can also host meetings at the venues being used for other upcoming awards shows and celebrations—Screen Actors Guild Awards (Jan. Food & Beverage. What’s the trick to serving food hot during a massive sit-down dinner, while keeping a steady flow?

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

How to Say ‘Thank You’

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Apps AV + Connectivity Career Destinations Event Design Event Venues Experience Food & Beverage Global Meetings People Trade ShowsLeadership, vision, innovation. These are the characteristics that earn events industry executives accolades — and rightfully so.

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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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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How One Kansas City Community Kitchen Reinvented Itself

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Heyen, president and CEO of Episcopal Community Services (ECS) Heartland, which runs several metro-area meal programs and food pantries. There’s a mentality that can sometimes happen around an emergency-food setting that can be a little volatile.

Latin American Planners Spice Up Experiences, Survey Says

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They want interactive activities, networking opportunities and venues that are technologically advanced,” said another respondent. Photo Credit: IACC. Meeting planners in Latin America are increasingly driven to meet their attendees’ expectation for tailored experiences and engagement.

Winter Olympic Eats Delight and Inspire

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What better way to solidify bonds than through food? In one month, almost five million meals are being served at 13 competition venues. Food is dished out at one of five themed buffets: Italian, Asian, World, Korean and Halal.

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7 Coolest Wine Bars for Your Next Event

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Plush, plum colored sofas, and wooden barrels surround the European cave-looking venue. The grilled American food and more than 150 wine selections also add to the special low-key character. Destinations Food & Beverage Meeting Planning F&B Planning Venues Wine Country