Thanks to increasing awareness on health and wellness, driven by the “the sober curious,” folks can still enjoy a growing variety of cocktails sans the alcohol—often called “mocktails.”
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.…
You could say they put their money where their mouth is. Quite literally in fact! They are passionate about food in our industry, particularly about health and wellbeing.
Simply asking the hotel or venue if they are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other equivalent government regulations is far from enough….Compliance is your starting block, not your finish line.
With the 26th session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) wrapping up this week, it is important to take time to understand the role event professionals can play in slowing the climate crisis. While many elements of the planning process should be considered, food and beverage decisions are critical.