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Catering and Convention Service Survival Guide in Hotels and Casinos by Patti J. Shock, Lisa Lynn Backus

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CHAPTER 6

Food and Beverage: The Catering Part of Catering Convention Services Management

Catering in hotels and catering facilities is the creative side to this position. The possibilities for your artistic endeavors are endless.

To some planners catering is a necessary evil and regarded as forced offerings to meetings and conventions. Other planners enjoy being creative with their food offerings. These planners might be the type of person who enjoys cooking shows on television, following restaurant trends, an inspired home cook, and follower of celebrity chefs.

Also, some CCSMs are not always familiar or comfortable with questions about and the designing of menu items that are not on standard menus. They prefer to organize the group by way ...

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