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.

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.

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

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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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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

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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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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3 Unique Event Venues for Foodies in San Francisco

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

How to Accommodate Dietary Restrictions

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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.

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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Making the F&B Experience a Theatrical Event

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Peter Haycroft, MCEC’s executive chef, wanted to show off the multicultural foods available in Melbourne, so he and his staff came up with new menu planning guides that focus on bold, exotic flavors, and ingredients native to Australia and the Melbourne area.

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.

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

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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.

How Do You Handle Special-Meal Requests?

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When it comes to special requests, Strader has pretty much seen it all — and since the National Academies helps write national food policy, Strader “almost always has a healthy food option” for guests, he said. 3 Tips to Accommodate Food Sensitivities.

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.

What Will Personalized Nutrition Plans Mean for Group F&B?

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Habit uses genetic testing to determine the best mix of foods for an individual. Event organizers are no strangers to food allergies. Walter Thompson Intelligence, points to personalized nutrition as one of the big food and beverage trends to watch in the coming year.

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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How to Welcome Attendees Fasting for Ramadan

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This means they refrain from any food and drink during those hours. Be mindful of where you place food at the meeting venue. If possible, serve all your meals in a different hall so those fasting don’t have to be around food while they cannot eat.

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.

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 .

Getting Cozy at the Millstone Hare in Southam, England

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The Millstone Hare Bar & Lounge, located at Dallas Burston Polo Club, is an ideal venue for corporate events. The Millstone Hare isn’t limited to traditional pub food. Event Venues Food & Beverage Taste & Travel

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!

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How to Use All-Inclusive Properties as Incentives

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All-inclusive properties may seem like the holy grail of venues to meeting planners, and while they can make the planners job a lot easier, they don’t automatically guarantee a high-quality event.

How to Make International Attendees Feel Welcome

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Depending on where in the world your attendees are travelling from, many factors may need to be taken into consideration when planning the food that will be on offer. More : Dietary Expert Urges Group to Eat Real Foods.

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.

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Marriott International Makes Farm-to-Table Cuisine a Priority

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Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park will use seasonal produce from local suppliers in all the hotel’s venues, including the pool bar shown here. By 2025, Marriott hopes to reduce its total waste by 45 percent — and cut its food waste in half.

What Venues Need to Succeed: 5 Research-Backed Insights

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To get to the heart of how venues can continue to capitalize on these positive trends, we dug into several recently released research reports. Here are five research-backed insights highlighting what meeting venues need to succeed today: Insight #1: Well-connected venues reign supreme.