The Importance of Shared Meals at Events

Eating at a Meeting Podcast Episode #159

The Importance of Shared Meals at Events

Smiling woman with dark hair. Her left arm is leaning a counter. She is wearing a V-neck black top with ¾ sleeves and a copper chain necklace. Jennifer Squeglia The importance of shared meals at events

On this episode of Eating at a Meeting, Tracy chats with Jennifer Squeglia CMP, principal at RLC Events, Inc. about what silver linings she sees that came from the pandemic throwing the industry in a tailspin. One of those is the value of sharing a meal with others.

Tune in to learn how we can use the pandemic to adapt, execute, and use food and beverage as an opportunity to foster connections and create inclusivity.

Jennifer Squeglia 

Jennifer Squeglia (Squell-Ya) is the owner of RLC Events based in Naples, Florida.

What do safe, inclusive & sustainable food and beverage experiences look like to you?

A setting where people feel comfortable and welcomed and the attendee feels a sense of belonging.

What do you wish people knew about what you do?

I think sometimes people think we are “party planners” and don’t understand all of the behind-the-scenes attention to detail. When events go smoothly – they don’t understand that careful planning, collaboration, respectful communication, and staying one or two steps ahead of everything are keys to our success.

What is a best practice you use/or have seen to create safe and inclusive F&B experiences?

Clear, respectful communication – to the culinary teams you are working with, as well as with the attendees and their needs.

Just for fun…What are your favorite food and drink?

Well. . . this is tough as I love lots of different types of food and drink, but here are my favorites:
Food – Cheese and Crackers
Drink – I love wine – both red and white – Prisoner (red), Cakebread Chardonnay, and Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc (white) are special treats.


Connect with Jennifer:  Website  |  LinkedIn

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