Atlantic City Annual Events Feature Terrific F&B

Smart Meetings · 10 Feb

When spring arrives, annual festivals and other events kick into high gear in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Here's a rundown of top options for groups.

Planners Scramble in Reaction to Coronavirus
Planners Scramble in Reaction to Coronavirus

Smart Meetings · 29 Jan

With the attention of the world riveted on the coronavirus, what has been the impact on group travel, conferences and planners?

What to Look for at the Winter Fancy Food Show in SF
What to Look for at the Winter Fancy Food Show in SF

Smart Meetings · 13 Jan

The Winter Fancy Food Show returns to San Francisco, Jan. 19-2. We asked the experts about trends planners can look forward to seeing in ballrooms in

Nonalcoholic Drinks Take the Stage in Dry January--and Beyond
Nonalcoholic Drinks Take the Stage in Dry January--and Beyond

Smart Meetings · 10 Jan

For many, January is a month replete with resolutions. Goals often include some kind of improvement in healthy behavior--exercise more, eat better, d

9 Food Trends That Shaped 2019
9 Food Trends That Shaped 2019

Smart Meetings · 26 Dec

In the realm of F&B, the last year of the second decade of the 21st century was one of innovation and rediscovery of the basics. Overarching was a co

Culinary Forecast: Spicy Drinks, Sustainable Meals, Succulent Ingredients to Trend in 2020
Culinary Forecast: Spicy Drinks, Sustainable Meals, Succulent Ingredients to Trend in 2020

Smart Meetings · 4 Dec

Lights are shining brighter. Colors are popping with vibrancy. As the holiday season falls upon us, the drinks and food start to get a little tastier

New Malaysia Restaurant Features Airplane Food--No Kidding!
New Malaysia Restaurant Features Airplane Food--No Kidding!

Smart Meetings · 4 Dec

Meeting professionals and other travelers can enjoy airplane food—yes, airplane food—without even hopping on a plane, now that a fast-food restaurant

Tips from an Executive Chef for Jumping on the Customized Menu Wagon

Smart Meetings · 13 Nov

Guests are yearning for out-of-the-box experiences and are no longer satisfied with typical banquet rooms. Here is what Chef recommends for wowing gr

Add Dazzle to Holiday Events with Festive Catering
Add Dazzle to Holiday Events with Festive Catering

Smart Meetings · 13 Nov

You don't have to steam a plum pudding to put the jingle in your holiday event. Here are hotels and restaurants with theme-ready dining this merry se

Health Tips for the Busy Holiday Season

Smart Meetings · 6 Nov

Although a flu shot can reduce the chance of getting the flu and limit its severity, there are some easy tips to prevent getting sick at all this win

Ottawa Lures Meeting Groups Year-Round

Smart Meetings · 5 Nov

Ottawa, Canada's capital, features museums, landmarks, restaurants and excellent meeting facilities. It also offers plenty of outdoor opportunities.

Best Hotel Bars in the U.S. 2019
Best Hotel Bars in the U.S. 2019

Smart Meetings · 30 Oct

Swizzle and sip in nine titillating hotel bars across the U.S., recently ranked among the top in the world by Forbes magazine.

Alcohol for Holiday Events

Smart Meetings · 21 Oct

As you're designing the F&B menu for your holiday event, here are some things that may impact your drink choices, from weather to permits and beyond.

Portland Ranked No. 1 Foodie City
Portland Ranked No. 1 Foodie City

Smart Meetings · 14 Oct

WalletHub compiles mounds of of data to rank Portland the #1 city for all things foodie. And you thought it was just about the donuts.

5 Spooky Mortuary-Turned-Restaurants for Groups

Smart Meetings · 10 Oct

Host your October meeting in a mortuary-turned-restaurant. That's right--eat, drink and...um, be merry...in a building that once housed countless dea

DMA West Delivers Awesome Education Sessions, Signature F&B
DMA West Delivers Awesome Education Sessions, Signature F&B

Smart Meetings · 4 Oct

Top speakers, excellent networking opportunities and farm-to-table F&B highlighted DMA West Education Summit & Vendor Showcase in Sacramento this wee

Las Vegas Breaks New Ground for Groups
Las Vegas Breaks New Ground for Groups

Smart Meetings · 3 Oct

Attendees have more choices than ever for spending their most precious resource—their time. They want to know that the return on the experience at a

Get Ahead of 2020's Top Dining Trends
Get Ahead of 2020's Top Dining Trends

Smart Meetings · 17 Sep

Benchmark, a global hospitality company, queried their restaurateurs across 80 luxury properties at home and abroad to compile a list of dining trend

IMEX America 2019: From Culinary Surprises to Internet Upgrades

Smart Meetings · 9 Sep

IMEX America 2019 participants will be able to enjoy plenty of exciting new features at the host venues--Sands Expo and Convention Center, and The Ve

4 Ways to Make Sure the Food at Your Event Will Draw a Crowd

Smart Meetings · 30 Aug

An event's food options rank as the second-biggest reason attendees choose an event. Delight your guests with these stylish dining options.

CWT: 38% of Business Travelers Eat Healthier on the Road

Smart Meetings · 22 Aug

Maintaining healthy habits while traveling is nearing the top of the priority list for travelers around the world, according to a new survey by CWT.

New Food Trends to be Featured at Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
New Food Trends to be Featured at Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

Smart Meetings · 20 Aug

Three days of education, culinary demonstrations and special events will cover food trends, and pro-tips on everything from latte art to gluten-free

Masters of the Craft Challenges Marriott F&B Competitors

Smart Meetings · 8 Aug

In the battle to delight guests, Marriott International turned its F&B into television-style cooking challenges at properties across the country.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Offers Unique Foodie Experience

Smart Meetings · 26 Jul

Smart Meetings recently had a taste of Four Seasons Hualalai's Chef Fest event at a launch dinner hosted at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco.

11 Places to Visit During NYC Restaurant Week

Smart Meetings · 23 Jul

There are 381 restaurants participating in NYC Restaurant week this summer, and these are the top 11 for your next private group outing.

The Summer Fancy Food Show: Trends for 2019

Smart Meetings · 3 Jul

The Summer Fancy Food Show revealed specialty food trends of 2019--and potential swag bag items. Here are the take-aways from the show floor.