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Food and Beverage

What kinds of food and beverage events are needed for your meeting? What room set will enhance your events? Planning and negotiating costs, as well as understanding the value of food and beverage service to the facility, are important. The menu and the food and beverage functions are important parts of a meeting. It’s a fact: Food makes people feel good.

For the hotel, food and beverage service is a significant revenue producer. For meeting organizers, it is an opportunity to sustain a positive atmosphere or to create one. Food and beverage can drive hordes of people into an area (such as an exhibit hall), the reception is a good networking tool, and some food functions are designed to be group “icebreakers.” The goals of ...

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