Chantal Cooke and Tracy chat how her passion for the planet is centered around plant-based eating, how caterers can better meet the needs of vegetarians and vegans and SO much more.
Learn how two women are using their experience running a global corporate food program and their appreciation and advocacy for local and sustainable food system to help organizations create other food programs.
Debbie Bruce with the Canadian Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative discusses with Tracy how safety + inclusion in food service can improve the bottom line.
Joan Eisenstodt, respected industry veteran, talks with Tracy about event hotel food and beverage contracts – what’s new and what’s changed.
Erin Petrey cares about cocktails. They are culture in a glass. Learn from her the beverages to stock to ring in the new year and beyond.
Tracy and Becky Kekula, an international TEDx motivational speaker and advocate for inclusion, discuss her perspective of what an inclusive dining experience means for individuals with dwarfism.
Tracy and Francine Shaw, Savvy Food Safety, discuss how to be savvy with food safety, its importance to everyone, and what are the most typic food safety violations.
Food is more than “lunchtime.” It’s an integral part of the experience. Learn how Bonni Scepkowski designs stellar meeting menus to reflect audience demographics, company culture, and the vibe of the program.
An inside look from Chef Murray Hall of Dolce Hotels & Resorts on how to incorporate local and seasonal ingredients into group menus while balancing budgets — and creating flavorful, plant-forward vegan, gluten- and dairy-free dishes even meat-eaters will dig into.
This is the first in a series of posts on evaluating hotel banquet menus for event attendees with dietary needs. If you’ve done your due diligence and asked your guests if they have dietary needs, great job! – but that’s only half the battle. Trying to figure out what to serve everyone when you have guests with food allergies, celiac disease or diabetes, others who are vegan, vegetarians or raw and yet others with cultural or religious beliefs that require a specific diet can be daunting. Allergens are often disguised even in well-labeled banquet menus, and just because you’ve offered…