What is catering?
Buffet vs. Plated Meals: What You Need to Know
Here are the key points to consider before choosing a buffet over a traditional served meal.
The Importance of Catering Numbers
Guest counts and catering numbers are planned together to insure quality food service at special events.
Catering Menu Ideas That Sell Your Service
Use these ideas to turn your catering menu into a productive sales tool.
Analyzing Catering Service Standards
Understanding how service standards affect catering pricing will help you compare provider more accurately.
Catering Portion Tips to Control Spending and Waste
Use this guide to adjust your catering portion sizes and save money on catering costs.
24 Chicken Alternatives for Your Next Banquet
Chicken entrees is typically the default choice for many events, but there are several alternatives for planners who want to spice up their banquet menu.
Have You Considered Starting an Event Catering Business?
What holiday party planning ideas and tips would you suggest others for the company holiday party?
Splendid Snacks for Afternoon Work Sessions
Add some excitement to your afternoon meeting sessions with these snack ideas.
Breaking Down Dinner by the Bite
What you need to know before planning a Dinner by the Bite event.
Choose Catering Services for Your Event
Event planners must consider several items before selecting catering services for their events, including menu selection, buffet vs. plated arrangements, special needs considerations, and budget items.
How to Hire a Private Caterer
For those events that aren't based at a hotel or restaurant, corporate event planners often hire caterers for internal events and privately hosted events. Follow these steps to make the caterer really work for you.
Catering Services for Your Event
Event planners must consider several items before selecting catering services for their events, including menu selection, buffet vs. plated arrangements, special needs considerations, and budget.
Building the Menu: Breakfast Options
A closer look at the various breakfast menu options for your meeting or event, when it makes more sense to select a continental breakfast vs. a plated breakfast, and what unique touches will make your meal memorable.
Planning Considerations for Event Catering
Menu selection involves more than simply selecting from a list of items that your catering manager offers or just calculating which items fit in your budget. Keep these suggestions in mind to plan a great event.
What You Should Know for Starting a Catering Business
Anytime is a great time to start a catering business. Greg Casella, 2010 president for the National Association of Catering Executives and owner of Catered Too! in San Jose, CA, started his business during a recession. Learn 10 tips you should know to start a successful catering business.
Three Course Menu for Canada Theme Event
Event planners who are interested in creating an Canadian theme or atmosphere for an event may look to this menu for inspiration.
Building the Menu: Lunch Options
A closer look at the various lunch menu options for your meeting or event, and what unique touches will make your meal memorable.
Three Course Menu for Caribbean Theme Event
Event planners who are interested in creating an Caribbean or Bahamas theme or atmosphere for an event may look to this menu for inspiration.
Signage Strategies to Manage Conference Flow
Proper use of event signage will make insure all your attendees end up in the right place.
Healthy Breakfast Buffet Menu for Business Meetings
Sometimes you just want to go off the menu and create your own healthy breakfast buffet for your morning business meeting or event. Check out this menu which was designed for a 100 attendee breakfast meeting with an agenda that was focused on health and wellness.
Three Course Menu for Eastern European Theme Event
Event planners who are interested in creating an Eastern Europe theme or atmosphere for an event may look to this menu for inspiration.
The Essential Guide to Safe and Satisfying Outdoor Food Service
Outdoor events require additional planning for how the food will be prepared and served. Quality and safety are the primary goals, and this guide will help you achieve them.