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Epicurious predicts top 10 food trends for 2012
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As 2011 sunsets into history, it's time to reflect on the major food trends we see emerging in 2012. As we've done for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, our editors compiled culinary forecasts, divided into Front Burner (trends you'll likely see dominate) and Back Burner (those things whose popularity has peaked). More

New modern dishes and menu ideas
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Event designer, florist and caterer Tammy Polatsek added "dishware designer" to her resume last year when she launched Carmona New York & Company, an almost 350-piece collection of fine porcelain dishes that aims to unite design and function, in modern, unusual shapes. The dishes, pictured here displaying fall menu items from New York caterer Thomas Preti Events to Savor, are all manufactured in the same white bone porcelain so everything matches. More

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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.
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
Elegance that Endures
The Caché series from G.E.T. offers the contemporary look of fine, crackled glass without of the weight, fragility or safety concerns associated with traditional displayware. Crafted from virtually indestructible polycarbonate, the Caché™ collection enhances the appeal of any appetizer or entrée. And its ability to come back good as new after night upon night of service – indoors or out – will appeal to your bottom line as well.

Kara Nielsen, food trend watcher
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It's that time of year again. Not just for turkey and relentless Lexus commercials, but for self-styled experts to string together lists of the foods we'll be eating (or talking about eating) next year. But where do these trends come from, and why should we believe that, come January, we'll all feel a sudden urge to eat hand-pulled noodles or suck down grilled cheese–infused vodka? If anyone knows, it's Kara Nielsen. For over five years, Nielsen has had the title "trendologist" at the Center for Culinary Development, a San Francisco food and beverage product development company. More

Slideshow: Crystal celebration
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Transform a hotel ballroom into a glittering wedding with crystal accents. From giant trees flanking the aisle to rows of clear acrylic Louis XIV chairs, this wedding was a shining success. More

Gluten free roasted figs 3 ways
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Sweet, tender figs, drizzled with a rich red wine reduction — a simple, elegant and naturally gluten free, milk / dairy free and vegan dessert. While figgy pudding may have a special place in our hearts and a line (or 10) in "We Wish You A Merry Christmas", it is often the only interaction many (Americans in particular) will ever have with figs outside of Fig Newtons, and doesn't do this sensational fruit justice. More

The ultimate guide to selling more event tickets
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This post is for those event planners who haven't realized they are the number one salesperson of their event. In time of crisis, ticket sales go down. Here is how to sell out and go to bed with a big smile on your face. More

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A linen rental company where relationships and wants of the customer go hand in hand with fabrics, fashion and imagination. MORE

The serious chef's iPad app
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Do you wish you had a culinary expert looking over your shoulder in the kitchen, giving you tips and answering your questions? Many culinary schools charge up to $15,000 a semester to give this training and experience to their students. Now, you can take the culinary school learning environment home, with the new Professional Chef by the Culinary Institute of America iPad app available on iTunes for $49.99. More

Slideshow: Winter cocktails
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Warm up to winter with these cold-weather cocktails. More

Holiday party ideas: Festive finger food
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Roasted fig caviar with wild rice blinis and creme fraiche mousse, chocolate sorbet popsicles on a bed of crushed peppermints ... here are five passed bites for holiday gatherings of all types. More

Winter modern art deco wedding ideas
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For the modern couple who want an upscale affair, check out these modern art deco wedding ideas. The team played around with some unique lines, shapes, and color throughout the shoot to achieve a modern and glamorous look that can work anywhere while remain inviting. More

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MEMBERS ONLY: Calling all Photographers and Videographers ... sign up for this month's FREE Idea Swap webinar — Dec. 13
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Join us Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. ET for a FREE idea swap for photographers and videographers with Tim Sudall and David Jones, CPP. The National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) is proud to announce NACE Idea Swaps, our newest membership benefit. Join NACE leaders in our open forum where you and your peers can share advice, stories and knowledge. For more information, click here.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Register now for the Dec. 14 webinar on 'Top 10 Considerations in Catering and Events Contracts'
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Join us Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT for "The Top 10 Considerations in a Catering/Event Contract" with NACE member Jeff Woodward of Stites and Harbison PLLC. This webinar is sponsored by Catersource. Jeff will discuss all of the ingredients you need to create a well-written contract, including the essential clauses that will help you to protect your business and provide stellar service to your clientele. For more information, click here.

Searching for that perfect furniture for your event or space? Let our friends at AFR Event Furnishings help you
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AFR Event Furnishings offers exquisite furnishings and accessories for special events, trade shows and corporate meetings. With 15 locations, we offer consistent product and service nationwide.

Do you 'like' The Official NACE National Fan Page? Stop by our Facebook page and share your thoughts with our fans today!
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From CPCE Training and Exam information to Local Chapters and Sponsorship and Business Partners, our Facebook page has everything you need to know about what's going on at NACE. To "like" us, click here.
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