Planners will agree that F&B is a crucial component to a great meeting. Working with creative chefs around the country, planners are expanding beyond humdrum sandwiches and boring beverages to feature cutting-edge culinary offerings. Below, Smart Meetings presents some of the best F&B ideas from 2015.
Hip new food concepts that chefs gobbled up in 2015 included unusual tacos, savory pancakes and sophisticated soft serve ice cream. Read more.
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck offers catering services in 26 locations, across 10 U.S. cities. Bring panache to events by featuring chef stations with Puck-trained culinary artists. Read more.
When booking events or organizing buyouts at Guy Fieri’s popular eateries located around the country, expect bold, American-inspired food and drink. Read more.
The simple yet satisfying sandwich is a staple in schoolchildren’s lunch boxes and at afternoon teas. At meetings, expand the sandwich selection with these creative suggestions. Read more.
Fish is a light, easy-to-digest protein that is low in calories, rich in omega-3 fatty acids and can be prepared in a myriad of delicious ways. From lobsters to scallops, here are some great preparation ideas. Read more.
6. Meat & Greet
Nothing satisfies quite like meat. Planners with game are going beyond the ordinary burgers and steak to offer more exotic carnivorous offerings. Read more.
7. Going Green
From deep fried kale to green tea ice cream, chefs are incorporating popular green foods into their menus. Read more.
Every day is sundae with these new takes on the cold, creamy treat, a perennial favorite of young and old. Read more.
Mixology has been elevated to an art, as creative bartenders are transforming mundane beverages into eye-popping treats. Here are five unusual cocktail ideas. Read more.
People often toast the New Year by popping open Champagne, however chefs are incorporating the bubbly beverage into dishes, as well. Read more.
11. Winter Menus
When the weather grows cold, here are some hearty, stick-to-your-ribs winter meal ideas. Read more.