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.

Going Local for F&B Breaks at Conferences

What’s the best way to give attendees a taste of local cuisine while they’re attending sessions in a hotel or convention center? Here’s how one planner made the F&B breaks all about only-in-Portland treats, retailers, and surprise guests.

BY Curt Wagner July 12, 2019

27 Cost-Effective Solutions for Food Waste

ReFED, a nonprofit focused on eliminating food waste in the U.S., has created a list of 27 cost-effective, scalable solutions, some of which address the biggest problems faced by meeting planners.

June 26, 2019

Not Ready to Give Up Meat? Go Halfway — or 25 Percent

For those attendees not yet ready to make the leap to plant-based everything, blended burgers offer a transition — and a more sustainable option for group functions.

BY Cristi Kempf June 25, 2019

Figuring Out Food Waste at Events

Sustainable Gastronomy Day served to remind us of wasted food’s economic and environmental toll — and reinforced how the events industry has a role to play in solving the problem, one meal function at a time.

BY Curt Wagner June 18, 2019

No Doggy Bag for You: Digging into the Issue of Food Waste

A cooking class — and its no-doggy-bag policy — speaks to the larger issue of how we need to make eliminating food waste a priority at events.

BY Michelle Russell June 17, 2019

Making the F&B Experience a Theatrical Event

With its new EAT Stations, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre merges local food with tech and AV to wow attendees.

BY Curt Wagner June 17, 2019

Event Engagement: Help Attendees Connect Through Meal Prep

When organizers enable participants to help prepare the meal, the experience feels more educational, fun, and memorable.

BY Curt Wagner June 11, 2019

Bites & Sites Webinar: Creating A Sustainable Menu for Your Event

Sustainability has become a big aspect of almost any industry and in the meetings industry sustainability has become crucial to maintaining our social and environmental responsibility. Join Tracy Stuckrath in exploring sustainable food options you can employ at any venue.

BY Tracy Stuckrath June 10, 2019

Local F&B Experiences Give Attendees Feel for Destinations

Do your attendees want to get out to eat like the locals at your event destinations? We’ve got tools for that.

June 4, 2019

Loews Hotels Revives Bellhop Bar for Group Events

Oversized steamer trunks retrofitted as pop-up bars offer planners a chance to unpack craft drinks — and turn back time — at their events.

BY Curt Wagner June 4, 2019

Catering to Attendees’ Religious-Based F&B Requests

Four event professionals share how to put attendees who keep kosher or halal at ease, seamlessly meeting their dietary requirements without making them feel singled out.

BY Molly Petrilla June 2, 2019

Why Food Choices Matter at Events

With more attendees ‘tuned in’ to ethical and environmental food standards, planners and venues are stepping up sustainability efforts. Here’s how.

BY Kim Benjamin May 24, 2019