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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3 Creative Categories to Consider to Save Money on Food

3 Creative Categories to Consider to Save Money on Food

As we dive head-first into February, we’re continuing to see a primary focus on fresh ingredients and creative menus. However, as our clients become more experiential in how they approach food and beverage, it can leave those in the catering industry wondering how they’ll be able to afford to keep up. However, the demand for innovation and sophisticated palates doesn’t necessarily mean we need to splurge at every turn. In fact, there are quite a number of ways to creatively cut costs while still delivering the quality food that clients are seeking.

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Trends to Look Out for in 2019

Trends to Look Out for in 2019

Out with the old, in with the new. We’re shifting our focus to a clean slate as we ring in the new year, introducing 2019 as the era of innovative trends in food, beverage, and everything else in between.

Nostalgia is reigning supreme within the food and beverage industry, touching on childhood favorites with adult twists. Clients are putting an emphasis on surprising guests with off-the-wall garnishes and snacks that unleash the inner child.

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Sales Tips that Don’t Feel Sales-y

Sales Tips that Don’t Feel Sales-y

One of the secrets to great selling is to perfect a sales presentation or interaction that doesn’t feel “sales-y.” Prospective clients are far more receptive to a conversation focused on them and on their needs than a rapid-fire list of all of the benefits of a product or service. It takes expertise and finesse, but with practice and the following tips, practically anyone can elevate their sales games and improve their conversion rates.

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Holiday Trends in Catering

Holiday Trends in Catering

That most wonderful time of the year is here once again. There is no downtime at the holidays in the catering world with corporate and personal celebrations in high demand. While this season is best characterized by tradition, each year brings its own twists on a theme. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the hottest holiday trends to watch for this year in the catering world.

Totally fitting for the holidays, one of the dominating catering trends this season is incorporating nostalgia or a fondness for the past.

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