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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Streamlining Your Workflow in 2019

Streamlining Your Workflow in 2019

Productivity is essential to a strong and successful catering business. When you know your processes could be more efficient, or that your customers are experiencing common frustrations, it is time to take a closer look and make the necessary changes. The tips and tools below will help you streamline your workflow in 2019.

First, you need a clear picture of what is working now and what needs improvement. Bring your entire team together for a company meeting and invite feedback.

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Setting the Right Goals for 2019

Setting the Right Goals for 2019

A new year offers new opportunities to see your business grow and develop in ways you may have only dreamed of until now. The first step towards your next major achievements is setting the right goals for 2019. So how can you get started? 

Begin your goal-setting process with a period of reflection. Have a conversation with your team about what worked and what did not during the year. What would you like to see continue or grow?

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