Posts Tagged ‘catering’

The Path Away from Plastic: What Other Options Do You, Your Caterers & Event Planner Have?

Posted on: November 28th, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Planning an event is always exciting, particularly when it comes to finding the right theme and decor. Having a successful event takes both patience and proper planning to adapt to the newest industry standards. There is even a variety of event planning professional certifications available today to help you keep up with all of the changes in the market.

One of the biggest shifts we are seeing in the industry is an increased focus on health and the environment. As the world continues to become more health conscious, event planners and caterers alike are slowly but surely moving away from plastic and leaning toward more sustainable options.


Hotel Catering Negotiation, “From the Inside”

Posted on: July 19th, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

How can coffee cost $110++ per gallon? How is hotel water for tea $90++ per gallon? Why is the hotel or convention center trying to charge meeting room rental when I’m paying over $100 per person for a dinner?¬†¬†Catering is a huge and important part of your contracting with a hotel and many times, normally all of your Master Account, but it is seldom negotiated. Since catering is the most profitable part of the Food and Beverage department, there are ways to negotiate pricing, service¬†options, upgrades, and inclusions, if you know how to do it.