Food & Beverage

The way that we think about food has changed everywhere — including in the meetings world. Here’s how to manage everything from menu planning to cutting costs.

How to Make Non-Drinkers Feel Welcome at Your Events

It’s predicted that more of your attendees will want to be served alcohol-free beverages at your networking receptions and meal events. Here’s how to go beyond the standard club soda with a twist to craft a more memorable drink experience.

BY Cristi Kempf Curt Wagner September 10, 2019

What Are the Top F&B Trends for 2020?

The continued popularity of CBD products, plant-based menus, and jackfruit are among the trends noted by Benchmark Global Hospitality’s hotel chefs and culinary experts.

BY Curt Wagner September 9, 2019

9 Food Trends of the Future

In advance of the Anuga food fair, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary this October in Cologne, Germany, and bring together more than 7,400 exhibitors, here are nine food trends of the future that will be on full display.

BY Jasmine Zhu September 4, 2019

Chef Blends Local Philly Tastes With His French Roots for Groups

Creativity is key for group events, says Maxime Michaud, executive chef at the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center. That means that even the iconic Philly Cheesesteak has been given an upscale twist.

BY Casey Gale September 3, 2019

What’s New in Travel, Food and Beverage

What food trends and stories should event planners have on their radar? Convene provides a weekly roundup of what’s making news in the F&B and business travel worlds.

BY Convene Editors September 3, 2019

What’s New in Travel, Food and Beverage

What food trends and stories should event planners have on their radar? Convene provides a weekly roundup of what’s making news in the F&B and business travel worlds.

BY Convene Editors September 2, 2019

In the Mood

A Dallas hotel’s pairing of drinks and dishes on a Mood Menu provides some bold — and mellow and cheerful — ideas for events.

BY Cristi Kempf August 27, 2019

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

As genomics and artificial intelligence help consumers make smarter choices for their stomachs at home, they may expect to find menus at meetings tailored to individual biological needs, too.

BY David McMillin August 27, 2019

How the World’s Best Restaurant Completed its Renovation

As an episode in the “7 Days Out” Netflix documentary series showed, sometimes the most complicated projects rely on a simple tool for success.

BY Michelle Russell August 24, 2019

3 Tips to Accommodate Food Sensitivities

As more attendees make special meal requests, event organizers should follow this advice to send them home satisfied.

BY David McMillin August 18, 2019

From Market to Table — Every Step of the Way

During a Hamburg fam trip, Convene’s David McMillin and event professionals, guided by a chef, shopped for and prepared a meal. Here’s what he learned about chanterelles, plums, and team-building in the process.

BY David McMillin August 17, 2019

USA Today Readers Name Best Hotel Bars and Restaurants

The newspaper’s 10Best makes it easy to love The Big Easy, putting The Pontchartrain Hotel’s Jack Rose and The Sazerac Bar at The Roosevelt New Orleans at the top of its “best” list. Check out what other hotels — across a variety of categories — earned a gold star from readers.

BY Curtis Wagner August 13, 2019