A Banquet Event Order Should be Managed Carefully
The Banquet Event Order or BEO is an essential aspect of every meeting and event. It outlines the details of your event and serves as guideline for the hotel, convention center and/or caterer to execute and communicate logistics to all necessary event departments. It is also a contract, so be aware of where it travels, who uses it, what it confirms and how it is updated is important for meeting planners to understand.
And, understanding the value of the BEO and all of the information collected and communicated on it is vitally important to the success of your event. In this interactive “walk & talk” session we’ll travel to the hotel’s back of house to visit the departments the BEO travels throughout its life cycle – kitchen, beverage, production, floral and more — to get to know the staff who manage and rely on the banquet event order to help them create and execute your event.
We will also delve into the five things you need to know about BEOs and what should be included on them.
Essential Learning Components
- Why we need to pay very close attention to what is and is not on the BEO
- Understand the legal significance of the BEO
- Appreciate and acknowledge the people behind the scenes and how you and the details you provide on the BEO play a role in the success your event