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Large Super Food Selection looking down on it; Purpose driven food for attendees

Purpose-Driven Food & Beverage Is On-Trend for Events

Sustainability, supply-chain issues, inclusion, community, wellness and staffing are all on the plate for attendees.   The right food-and-beverage program for your event requires more than just ordering off a standard catering menu. And to “meet safe” when eating at a meeting means much more than asking about social-distancing options, staff masking and a property’s health-inspection score. Don’t get me wrong, those details are extremely important. Be sure to refer to these two checklists, “A Food-Safety Management Plan Is Essential for Your Event” and “A New World for Food-and-Beverage Events” to help you ask the right questions during your planning.…

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Woman in apron setting up catering display Marddy's promoting Financial Independence

Helping People Achieve Financial Independence Through Food

Keitra Bates is on a mission to preserve and promote culinary culture and empower economic inclusion, business development and growth opportunities through Marddy’s, the food incubator that provides local food entrepreneurs who are people of color, women and other marginalized populations a licensed facility for cooks to prepare and distribute their offerings.

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four kids in chef aprons having fun with fruits and vegetables as part of Small Bites Adventure Club

Engaging Kids in Eating Fruits & Vegetables with Small Bites

Learn how a A farmer, two farm to school program educators, and a chef have committed themselves to combat this issue by creating meaningful, turn-key resources that are accessible, impactful and fun! The Small Bites Adventure Club makes it easy for grown-ups to introduce fruits and veggies to kids, and a fun way to highlight the real heroes in our community- our farmers!

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