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How to pick the right food setup for your event
BizBash
When your event includes food, how you serve guests is just as important as what you serve them. In this article, catering professionals talk about how they help clients determine the appropriate food setup for their events.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


What's new in 2015?
Catersource
Based on observing the millennials, here are four food trends we are seeing for the upcoming year of 2015.
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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.
 


A quick guide to wedding lighting
Brides
Nothing transforms a wedding space as dramatically as the right lighting. Glowing candles, twinkling strands of lighting, walls awash in color — all of these lighting elements create a mood and add warmth to indoor and outdoor celebrations.
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The hottest new ingredients in catering right now
BizBash
Kale had its moment. But what's the next hot ingredient on menus? Chefs share their current inspirations — from octopus to anise to raw cashew cream — that are popping up in catering for meetings and events.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  CARBONE FLORAL & DECORATIVE DISTRIBUTORS

At Carbone's, we provide one-stop shopping for all wedding professionals, caterers & event designers. From quality decorative accessories to basic floral essentials, we offer them all. Our fresh department offers a wide palette of blooms as well as a broad variety of decorative greens.
 


6 expert tips for planning a hitch-free event
Mashable
Planning an event is always an undertaking, no matter the scale. There's a lot to worry about, from setting a date to managing RSVPs to deciding on a caterer. There is also a lot that can go awry.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


Top 5 wedding food and drink trends of 2014
Charm House
Top 5 wedding trends 2014The wedding food and drink scene has experienced something of a renaissance over the last few years. With wedding ideas being shared more easily than ever using Facebook photo albums and Pinterest, couples are getting more and more creative with their wedding reception menus.
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Find out what's hot in the world of wedding flowers
The Knot
When it comes to over-the-top flowers, LA-based florist and floral designer for the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles, Eric Buterbaugh is a pro — he's made his career designing flowers for celebs like Rosie Huntington Whitley, Rachel Zoe and Miranda Kerr — and even designed a five-foot skull covered in flowers.
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  FEATURED COMPANIES
Midwest Foodservice Expo
The Midwest Foodservice Expo is thrilled to partner with NACE to host the 7th annual Tabletop Design Competition in Milwaukee, March 9-11, 2015. This competition has fast become the No. 1 photographed area and visited spot at the Expo. With no set theme to stymie your creativity, any tabletop design is possible for your eight-top entry. Entries will be judged by an amazing panel of experts and the attendees will have a chance to vote for the People's Choice award. Cash prizes, trophies, social media exposure and press release announcements with the chance for major media attention all make this a very worthwhile competition. Added bonus — there's no entry fee. The official rules and entry form will be available soon. Please email dfaris@wirestaurant.org with questions.
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Whether you’re an experienced caterer or just getting started, a restaurant owner or a personal chef, Catering Toolbox has the tools and information you’ll need to succeed in the challenging field of catering! Catering Toolbox is a growing library of catering videos, pricing guides, recipes, and other resources developed by experts with over 30 years of catering industry experience. With a 60-day 100% money-back guarantee, you've got nothing to lose. Check out www.cateringtoolbox.com for sample videos and more information, and join today!
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4 modern tips your client expects you to follow
Special Events
Because of technology, consumers can now do almost anything instantaneously or on-demand without leaving their seat. They expect efficiency, reliability and convenience everywhere they go. This is the modern client, and they're here to stay.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


5 ways mobile apps help create successful events [Infographic]
Cvent
Mobile apps are changing the way we experience events. And while a poorly-designed app can stifle or frustrate attendees, a successful app will energize and delight them. Check out this latest infographic to learn about how to make your next event feel like a success to everyone involved.
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Thinking about a mobile website? 3 types exist, but only 1 is worthwhile
By Randall Craig
If you use the Web on a mobile device, do you ever get frustrated by a site that forces you to pinch-and-zoom to read the content? Or a mobile website that seems to hide what you think is key information? If your organization is considering a new website, you likely already know that the site must be mobile-friendly. In developer-speak, this means that the site must be developed using responsive design — the site must be usable no matter what device is knocking at the Web server's door. No pinch-and-zoom. Unfortunately, not all responsive design is the same.
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How to use Pinterest to grow your catering business
Charm House
Pinterest, the popular image-centric social media network, is fast becoming a staple of catering businesses' content marketing strategies. We at Charm House predict that within just a few years, Pinterest will be just as non-negotiable for catering businesses as Facebook is today.
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Hot Trends Series: 2015 Event Trends Forecast       Dec. 10     2-3 p.m. EST

2015 Leadership Summit       Jan. 4-5     All day

CPCE Fast Track Seminar       Jan. 6-7     9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PST

CPCE Exam       Jan. 8     9 a.m. - 12 p.m. PST




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