Food & Beverage

The way that we think about food and beverage has changed everywhere — including in the meetings world. Here’s how to manage everything from menu planning to cutting costs, along with creative and useful ideas from chefs, mixologists and events industry professionals.

Food & Beverage Tips for Event Planners

F&B has gone far beyond offering a vegetarian option. With more than 20 years in the catering business, Purple Sage’s Chris Loh shares her top tips for event planners.

November 5, 2018
Vegetable centerpieces

3 Ideas for Economical, Food-Related Centerpieces

Instead of pricier floral arrangements, why not try a few food-related options?

BY Convene Editors October 1, 2018
Raw Vegetable Bar at AASHE

How One Conference Went Meatless

Last year for the first time, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education offered only vegetarian meals at its annual conference — matching its menus to its mission.

BY David McMillin August 1, 2018
Spokane CC meatless dinner

Spokane Convention Center Caters to Rise In Dietary Preferences

It takes one to know one: Here’s how a vegetarian brought a new way of thinking about dietary requests to the Spokane Convention Center.

BY Sarah Beauchamp July 24, 2018

The Meeting That Used a Ton of Rice — Really

For a meeting of 4,000 people with roots in India’s Maharashtra region, chefs and planners in Grand Rapids, Michigan, had to take a deep dive into an unfamiliar cuisine.

BY Corin Hirsch April 5, 2018

Dinners Designed for Conversation

A new model for pop-up dinners pairs meals with challenging and inspiring discussions. Can they find a home at meetings and conferences?

BY Corin Hirsch February 1, 2018

Is Your F&B Offering Instagrammable Enough?

Plan your events with a few photo-ready moments in mind.

BY Jasmine Zhu January 23, 2018

Merging Innovation With Food Trucks

The Kellogg Company wanted to incorporate food trucks into a sales meeting focused on culinary trends — and tapped a visionary young entrepreneur to pull it off.

BY Corin Hirsch December 1, 2017

An Easy Food Truck Tip

Here’s a simple tip to avoid those long lines.

BY Corin Hirsch November 30, 2017

What’s Trending for F&B?

Caesars Entertainment’s Michele Polci dishes on the event catering trends she is loving — and those that she could do without.

BY Michelle Russell November 1, 2017

Farming Behind Glass

A hydroponic farm at the Greater Columbus Convention Center will grow nearly 5,000 pounds of produce this year.

BY Barbara Palmer October 31, 2017

Travel in an Age of Uncertainty

The Skift Global Forum touched on a range of challenges associated with global travel — and by extension business events.

BY Michelle Russell October 4, 2017