Event Food Trends in 2019

Event Food Trends in 2019

It seems like every month ushers in new trends in the special events industry and, as event professionals, it’s essential to remain up-to-date with what’s catching clients’ eyes. Catering trends are especially vital because food can truly define an event and its overall guest experience.

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Building a Strong Relationship with Your Food Provider

Building a Strong Relationship with Your Food Provider

When you own a catering business, your success is heavily reliant on the quality of ingredients that you can source each week. At the same time, you must also balance the cost of those ingredients to ensure that your company will secure a profit at the end of the day.

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How Top Chefs Manage Employees

How Top Chefs Manage Employees

Leadership is an essential skill for any manager, but especially for those who operate in the kitchen. A chef’s team must be trustworthy and committed to producing top-tier cuisine in a style that resonates with the brand, all while limiting waste and striving for efficiency.

We spoke with top chefs from around the country to learn more about their management style and how it translate to a hectic catering environment. Here’s what they had to say.

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How Food Costs and Staffing Come into Play When Creating Quotes

How Food Costs and Staffing Come into Play When Creating Quotes

Developing an accurate prospective quote requires careful planning to ensure you are doing right by your client. Overcut your quote and you might lose them to a competitor; undercut it and you may find your client disappointed when the final invoice turns out to be higher than expected.

Let’s look at a few ways to ensure your proposals are crafted with detail and precision. 

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Prepping for Catersource: How to Make the Most Out of Attending

Prepping for Catersource: How to Make the Most Out of Attending

As we gear up for Catersource 2019 in beautiful, historic New Orleans, we can’t help but to reflect on the reason for the (conference) season – continuing education, putting in the coveted face time with your partners, and making industry connections. For the catering industry, this is the must-see event of the year, and the benefits are immeasurable.

With any conference, it’s crucial that you take the time to prepare, whether that’s packing the essentials or simply doing your research on the featured exhibits.

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