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Wedding menu ideas: Inventive hors d'oeuvres,
cool new cocktails, more

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Gone are the days of poached salmon and generic cake — today, couples are requesting menus featuring high-quality ingredients and exotic flavors. To meet these demands, caterers are serving up dishes designed to treat guests to a memorable gourmet experience. Here's what top chefs are cooking up for weddings in 2011. More

The power of 'no charge' items
Roman's Opinion Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Michael Roman, founder of Catersource Magazine, advises caterers to not give away stuff without placing a value on it. When creating an invoice, Roman suggests including the actual cost of the services that you are providing for free. More

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Business owner rents out wedding decor from her home
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Rebecca Logsdon of Lake Oswego, Ore., is spreading her love of vintage, rustic wedding decor, renting pieces to local couples out of her home business. Some of her most popular items include a custom-built arbor, vintage suitcases and a handmade photo booth. More

Caterers' Shindig truckin' at lunch, rockin' parties at night
The Birmingham News' Bob Carlton's Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Chefs Mac Russell and Chad Schofield recently cranked up their new Shindings Catering Truck in Birmingham, Ala. They say it is a natural extension of their catering business. "The combination a food truck gives you is that we can do lunch during the day and then have a really cool party at night," Russell said. More

Event planners react to Indiana stage tragedy
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Following a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair that killed five and injured 40, event planners around the country are asking themselves, "Could it happen here?" More

Former White House event planner shares stories, offers tips
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Laura Schwartz, former director of events for the Clinton administration, planned more than 1,000 events, including 18 official state dinners. During a recent event in Schaumburg, Ill., she captivated the crowd with her behind the scenes glimpses of the White House, including some of the deals that grew out of the events. More

From napkins to beef straws, NRA show's most intriguing products
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The recent National Restaurant Association Show was overwhelming and inspiring. There were many food products, serving dishes, disposables, Internet services and food prep and transport equipment that drew the particular attention of caterers. Catersource editors list the top items that caught their attention More

Hurricane lamps: Staple of outdoor entertaining
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Hurricane lamps are a staple of outdoor entertaining, in part because the glass cylinder that surrounds the candle keeps it from burning down too fast, providing hours of flickering light. A classic piece, it now comes in a range of styles, from the traditional version to modernist renditions. More

Non-traditional meeting spaces invigorate repeat business at Andaz Wall Street
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New York's Andaz Wall Street hotel hosts a savvy clientele of financiers and Fortune 500 executives in a sleek 253-room Rockwell Group-designed boutique property. The hotel has been retrofitted into multifunctional public spaces with loft-style modular furniture, lending to great versatility in banquets and catering. More

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NACE webinar series for Aug. 17 — An Indian Wedding Primer
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In the past 10 years, the Indian wedding market has exploded. As part of their team, it's important to note that you will become part of their family and, as such, there is a lot to know! Join us at 2 p.m. ET, Aug. 17 for An Indian Wedding Primer with seasoned Indian wedding planner, Therese Cole-Hubbs. MORE

NACE honors catering and event professionals at Experience! 2011
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The National Association of Catering Executives announced the winners of its annual awards for the best executions of catering, events and design, at its annual national conference Experience!™ 2011 in Reno-Tahoe. MORE

NACE Experience! 2012 conference — Early registration
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NACE Experience!™ 2012 is heading to the Big Easy! Save on full registration when you register early by Aug. 31. The following rates reflect the special: members, $850; nonmembers, $950; and students, $450. MORE

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