Between the wide array of special meal requests and the huge amount of food wasted, figuring out what to serve event attendees can be a challenging task for any planner. The good news is that behind every egg croissant, turkey sandwich, and build-your-own ice cream bar, there are simple decisions you can make up front that will help your attendees feel better and safer - as well as reduce the number of special requests. This interactive session puts menu selection under the spotlight, and arms meeting planners with savvy tricks and better knowledge. Learn to:
CTSM Candidates with 5 or more years of experience may
take this session in place of certain five-digit required sessions, with prior approval.
• Understand attendees' dietary need requests - and accommodate them
• Know the roles each person plays in the event food chain
• Navigate a catering menu
• Ask your food and beverage partners the right questions
• Treat dietary needs not as a nuisance or financial cost, but as a benefit and new business opportunity