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Caterer to the stars cooks fish for Phish,
buys boxers for Kid Rock

The Charlotte Observer    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Melissa Myer, co-owner of catering business Food to Die For in Charlotte, N.C., creates menus that are just as impressive as the A-list bands and artists her company feeds. She also fulfills artists' requests — from buying hair dye for Bono to separating M&M colors for Van Halen. More

Quinceañeras potentially lucrative market for party planners
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As Las Vegas' bridal industry continues to falter compared with years past, local party-planning vendors are turning to a previously underserved market: 15-year-old Hispanic girls who are preparing for their Quinceañeras. More

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Merryl Brown Events dreams up eco-chic gala
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Merryl Brown, head of Merryl Brown Events of Santa Barbara, Calif., shows her green thumb for growing eco-chic events with the Santa Barbara Community Environmental Council's 40th anniversary "Green Gala" fundraiser — a pretty party with a whopping 97 percent waste-diversion rate. More

Cheese please: Everyone's favorite ingredient dominates menus
Catersource Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There may be no more ubiquitous ingredient than cheese. It shows up on menus for any kind of event, at any time of day, at any price point. The cheese plate or cheese board is a buffet standard, but there are so many interesting ways to add cheese to the menu. More

JB Prince Company
European designed plastic serving pieces are stylish and elegant. They can be used for off-premise catering, receptions, pool-side parties, airplane or boat service, picnic baskets and more. Attractive but not expensive. Disposable or re-usable.
If versatility is what you are looking for, check out our mobile gas ovens. With a mobile oven, you can take your Barbecue on the road for catering functions, promotional events or off premise vending and generate extra revenue to your foodservice operation with minimal overhead expense. MORE
Connie Duglin
Shiny, smooth and elegant our satins add that "wow factor" to any occasion. With colors reaching across the rainbow you are sure to match any decor. Satins are available in table clothes, overlays, runners, chair covers, sashes (chair ties), and napkins giving that splash of color to any event.

Defining your business through its mission statement
Roman's Opinion    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Every company needs to clearly understand what business it's in and what the company is trying to do. A mission statement is a concise declaration of a company's goals and values. It sets the tone for what a catering company does and how it does it, every single day. More

Luxury wedding planner attracts celebrities to Paris
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Perhaps due to a desire for a more unique or exotic adventure, some choose to go to great lengths to make sure their wedding makes a lasting impression on attendees. This is where Heather Jerue, founder of Rendez-Vous in Paris, steps in to ensure everything is perfectly personalized — and often grandiose and ostentatious. More

College gets serious about green, catered-meal choices
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The Fit Choices for Life program at Augsburg College in Minneapolis impacts everything from student lunches to catered meals, and it's not just about healthy menu items; it’s also about doing what's healthy for the environment. One option for drop-off or pick-up catered meals is the Eco-Friendly Party Pack, which includes compostable utensils that are then brought back to the kitchen to be disposed of. More

Caterer/planner creates cabana party for birthday
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For a client who wanted a simple but simply stunning birthday party for her husband, A Joy Wallace Catering Production & Design Team in Miami built a chic cabana in the backyard for an unforgettable evening. More

Rain adds ambience to wedding; planner expertly shifts to 'plan B'
Los Altos Town Crier    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The script called for the bride to walk out of an old English taxi from between the redwoods at a private estate in Los Gatos , Calif., while 100 wedding guests watched from their outdoor seats. But the weather had other plans. More

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Members only Idea Swap for private and country club professionals
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Ever wonder what your peers are doing when it comes to attracting new business? How do you handle time management? What marketing does your company use? What are your biggest challenges? Join NACE leaders in this open forum from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT on Sept. 27. For more information, click here.

Marketplace Expo 2012 exhibit space: Sign up today, save $200
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The deadline for the exhibit space Early Bird Special is Aug. 31. Pricing for a 10-by-10 booth will increase from $1,250 to $1,450 if you don't place your deposit before then. To download a registration form, click here.

September webinar: 'Upselling Unique Events with Wine and Spirits' — This webinar is sponsored by TGIC Importers
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Join us at 2 p.m. EDT on Sept. 21 for "Upselling Unique Events with Wine and Spirits." Beverage expert Alyson Anderson, national account manager for Hotels for Republic National Distributing Company, will guide you through themes, techniques and ideas for upselling your beverage catering programs to give your clients a unique experience that their guests will be talking about for years to come. For more information, click here.

NACE Experience! 2012 conference — Early registration ends Aug. 31
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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. For more information, click here.

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