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 We have tons of different kinds of shoppers coming through,” says Leah Pringle, the venue’s event coordinator. “We’re

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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.

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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.

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. Cutting global food loss and waste in half by 2030 “is critical if we’re to feed the world without destroying the planet.”.

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.

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 the influence of the next generation is transforming food and drink at venues and events

Event Industry News

The hospitality and event sector has to transform its thinking about food and beverage (F&B) to adapt to the way the latest generation fit eating and drinking into their lives. Street/festival-style food works well for them.

Battling — and Bottling — Potential Food Waste

PCMA Convene

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.

Play With Your Food. No, Really

PCMA Convene

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

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?

IACC reveals new venue excellence certification

Event Industry News

IACC has today unveiled its refreshed venue excellence certification, Committed to Brilliance. With 65% of event planners* stating that a good venue is key to success, Committed to Brilliance features eight pillars against which IACC member venues achieve certification.

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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.

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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.

14 Unique Venues You Haven’t Thought Of (And How to Find Your Own)

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What makes a unique venue? When it comes to thinking outside of the traditional party hall, there are a few criteria you should keep in mind for your new venue: functionality, accessibility and wow factor. Finding unique venues for your event. Catering Event Venues Venues

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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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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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Visit San Jose Makes Adventurous Food a Star at Convention Center

SmartMeetings

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.

When Venues Reopen, How to Know They’re Safe

SmartMeetings

As COVID-19 wanes and people begin meeting again, what should planners know about precautions venues must take to ensure clean, safe spaces? He offered insight into how venues can make sure their spaces are ready for meetings. What is their approach to food and beverage accommodations?

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3 Unique Event Venues for Foodies in San Francisco

Smart Meetings

That is, if a historic organic ranch amid the oyster beds of West Marin, a Sausalito houseboat dinner event themed to Eastern European food and music and a tasty demonstration kitchen ready for hands-on cooking demos and team-building events in San Francisco’s North Beach will do.

How to Prepare a Venue for an Event

GEVME

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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Food trends for events – local, healthy and experiential

Eventinterface

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.

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.

Food trends for events - local, healthy and experiential

Eventinterface

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.

How to Prepare a Venue for an Event

GEVME

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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4 Tips for Planning a Local, Affordable Menu

Smart Meetings

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.

ICC Birmingham and Amadeus using AI to cut food waste to support sustainability drive

Event Industry News

The International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham and its in-house caterer, Amadeus, are utilising cutting-edge AI technology to reduce food waste at the venue by a third. In a bid to support their joint food waste reduction strategy, the ICC and Amadeus had been searching for technology that could help them meet their ambitious targets. Working with Winnow Solutions, they have now installed software that monitors both the type and amount of food being disposed of.

The Thoroughly Modern Event Budgeting Checklist

Smart Meetings

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.

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.

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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.

Planners Brainstorm ‘New Normal’ for Gathering at Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts

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To help planners navigate these changing accommodation limits, allseated has updated the venues on its platform to give social-distancing options on floor plans. Several planners raised the issue of the trust that must be given to hotels and venues where safety procedures are concerned.

What to Look for in a Pool Party Venue

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And picking the right venue is just as important as choosing the right swimsuit. Opt for a Food-Friendly Spot. Many pool locations are super strict about bringing in outside food, but if your event will run over two hours, people will probably get hungry.

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How to Accommodate Dietary Restrictions

SmartMeetings

Whether an attendee has a food allergy, is health conscious or stands firmly by their personal or religious beliefs on how food should be prepared, creating a menu that accommodates everyone can be a headache. Luckily, most venues are pretty accommodating to dietary restrictions.

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.

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9 Things to Consider While Choosing an Event Venue

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The one decision that is likely to have the most significance is the venue you pick for your event. With the right guidelines, choosing an event venue can be easy as pie. When should you start looking for a Venue? Things to consider when searching for a Venue.

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Budget Financial Meetings: Doing More with Less

SmartMeetings

Overall, uniqueness and the “wow” experience were the most influential factors in planners’ selection of a venue for ancillary activities, according to the FICP’s fall survey. “As Whether it’s venue labor, bus drivers or catering staff, shortening an event slightly can help reduce costs.”.

5 Tips to Make Your Meeting and Event Venue More Sustainable 

All Seated

Wondering how to make your meeting and event venues more sustainable? In this article, we dive into the topic and share 5 tips for making your meeting and event venue more sustainable. How does the venue reduce waste and encourage recycling? . Reduce your venue’s paper trail.

Event Venue Management Checklist for Event Planners

Hubilo Blog

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.

What Do Michelin Star Restaurants Mean to Event Planners?

SmartMeetings

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.

Don’t Blow Up the Budget: How to Spend Less for More

SmartMeetings

Food and beverage is an essential element of any gathering—and it is also one of the costliest. It’s unfortunate that copious amounts of food go to waste, but event professionals need to ensure there is something for everyone and that there is enough.