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Big caterers pinpoint top trends
Special Events
As Special Events prepares its sixth annual "Great, Big Caterers" list, we are collecting forecasts of top trends from some of the biggest caterers in business. For a look into the future, dig in.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
JB Prince Company

Biodegradable/Sustainable Serveware. Stylish and elegant. Can be used for off-premise catering, receptions, pool-side parties, airplane or boat service, picnic baskets and more. Attractive but not expensive.
 


The 50 most beautiful wedding cakes
Brides
Brides shares an impressive collection of America's favorite confections from coast to coast.
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9 inventive ways to use fishbowls as decor
BizBash
Whether used literally or to hold non-living decor items, fishbowls can make easy, budget-friendly centerpieces. Here are some inspiring ways event designers have incorporated glass bowls into event decor.
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Modern wedding inspiration with lots of ferns
Green Wedding Shoes
This styled shoot is for the couple that wants a wedding that is a mix of modern design with elements from nature. Oh, and loves ferns!
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Yellow and grey baby shower dessert feature
Amy Atlas
This yellow and grey color palette baby shower was styled by Flavia of Fete & Fete. Flavia took her inspiration for the party decor from a blanket in the baby's room that had birds imprinted on one side and stripes on the other. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, passion fruit mousse, fresh berries and a vanilla cake.
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Mini by design: Food ideas for your wedding
Colin Cowie Weddings
The trend of serving miniature portions of dishes at weddings is hot. Colin Cowie shows you how small dishes can make a huge impact without breaking the bank.
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True love, true luxury: Ashleigh & Steve
WedLuxe
The wedding of Ashleigh and Steve was simply jaw-dropping. Ashleigh's couture gown, purchased from INES DI SANTO, featured a drop-waist bodice covered in crystal with a matching custom veil.
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Ideas for staying busy during the slow season
Catersource
Bill Hansen writes, "Every South Florida summer has brought the same bad news. July, August and September catering and event business stinks. For many caterers, event venues, event suppliers, as well as bridal and event planners, This third quarter meltdown has been accepted as a fact of life."
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Candle centerpieces
Martha Stewart Weddings
In lieu of pricey floral arrangements, display sleek tapers that match your palette in a variety of shapely glass candlesticks.
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A soft romantic garden wedding by Nadia D. Photography
The Knot
Samantha Roberts writes, "This wedding is so beautiful, I honestly wish I had been a guest so that I could have seen it in person! The couple, Wendy and Keith, were married in a gorgeous, soft garden wedding ceremony surrounded by a green hedged arch. They kept the ceremony simple with a pink rose petal-lined aisle and flower-filled mason jars."
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Are you letting time control you?
NACE
Join us for the Just for Members Webinar Series – Folding Time: Achieving Twice as Much in Half the Time on April 24 at 2 p.m. ET. Are you overwhelmed by email, voicemail and meetings? As leaders, we are constantly on the go, managing our teams, attending meetings, and wishing we could just get on with it so we could spend more time with those we truly care about! This webinar is complimentary for NACE members; non-members $45. For more information, click here.
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Two weeks left to submit your winning NACE Awards entry!
NACE
Each July, catering and event professionals from around the country gather to turn their attention to one night of enormous anticipation at the NACE Experience Awards Gala. For 2013, hundreds of leaders in our professional community will show up to watch and cheer for the elite few who make it to the finals during the live presentation in Chicago on Tuesday, July 16. To be part of the elite, you must submit your entries online by May 1 (5 p.m. ET) — view all categories and enter to win at http://www.NACEAwards.com. Good luck!
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Deadline for CFSM training and exam — May 31
NACE
Don't miss this opportunity to add an important credential to your profile! Take the CFSM training on July 13 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and the exam on July 14 (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.) at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Fee $160 (includes exam and 1 copy of Food Safety Management Principles). See optional items section and register by May 31.
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Are you ready for the future of catering and events?
NACE

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Announcing the Food for Thought: A Panel Discussion on the Future of Catering and Events webinar on May 15 at 2 p.m. ET. The constantly evolving influences mean that the demands of our clients are also changing rapidly. What does the future hold? This Catering and Events Masters Series is sponsored by Senior Planners Industry Network and is facilitated by Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC of Thrive! Event Consulting with Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA of Meeting Change and co-author of Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Meetings and Events Industry, and Andrea Sullivan of BrainStrength Systems. Register today at http://www.cvent.com/d/tcqv5f!

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