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Wedding reception menus today show a marriage of flavors
From haute vegan and tri-culture fusion to "naked cakes" and good old-fashioned comfort food, a course-by-course collection of dishes topping today's wedding tables.
20 food presentation ideas from South Beach Wine & Food Fest
From hors d'oeuvres to main courses to desserts, get inspired by the inventive food displays chefs, caterers, and others created for the 2014 run of the Miami festival.
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6 rose gold metallic wedding ideas
We don't have to tell you that gold and silver weddings have been a hot trend lately, but there's another metallic you may not have considered yet: rose gold! The blush-hued metallic isn't just for jewelry. It's a softer way to incorporate sparkle and works well when mixing with a light color palette.
Romantic terrain wedding inspiration
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Terrain at Styers is truly one of those wedding venues we could never possibly tire of! Every wedding that takes place there seems to have its own unique feel and the dreamy garden setting is just total perfection. Lindsay and Brian's intimate celebration is definitely no exception.
An ode to brunch
24 Carrots Blog
Planning a bridal shower? Host a brunch! Picture this: A waffle bar with fresh berries, an eggs Benedict station, hanging bagels on cast iron hooks, mini parfaits in jars, and whole prosciutto sliced to order. Those with a sweet tooth will revel in tasty donuts, mini crepe cakes, mini pancakes and French toast bites.
An unexpected alternative to bridesmaid bouquets: Wrist corsages
A subtle and simple way to personalize your wedding ceremony? Instead of carrying bouquets, have your bridesmaids wear a wrist corsage full of beautiful fresh flowers. Not only is it unexpected, but the sweet alternative comes with some serious perks that benefit you and your girls.
International trends spotlight: Russia
Caterers in Russia share some of the trends they're seeing in their market.
Event planners say Masters week crowds hard to come by
Masters week is now a month away, and in years past, this was crunch time for local event planners. The problem is this year, there just aren't as many events to plan.
Already, the Mayor's Masters reception and the Par 3 Party have been cancelled.
5 simple ways to outsell your competition
By Marc Wayshak
Your competition is out there right now selling to your prospects and customers. That's the bad news. The good news? They are all doing the same few things to try to win prospects' business. Just saying that you're different doesn't make you so. It's time to start actually behaving differently from your competition. By following these five simple steps, you can completely outsell your competition.
8 tips for getting more publicity for your events
Publicity pros stress the importance of creating exclusive content, targeting select press, and taking the long view when it comes to relationships.
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.
Important information about scholarship applications deadline
Check out the new revitalized scholarship program! The Foundation of NACE is thrilled to announce a wonderful relationship with The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) for continuing education and additional scholarship opportunities including the renewed Richard Stuttman Fund to assist with taking the CPCE Exam. View all scholarship opportunities and deadlines at http://www.nace.net/scholarship.
Order your copy of the 2013-2014 Compensation Survey
For the first time in our industry, NACE has taken a comprehensive look at compensation and benefit trends. What are the average salaries for people in our industry? How does this correlate to years of experience, job function and certification level? How do people view our industry as an option for second careers? NACE has compiled all of this data into a report that is easy to read and download. Members $49 | Non-members $79. Purchase a survey here. View instructions on how to login for member pricing here.
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