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.

9 Inspired Sweet Treat Ideas

Smart Meetings · 15 Jun

I scream, you scream, we all scream for interactive dessert stations at events. Here are nine inspired sweet and tasty food bar ideas.

12 Inspired Food Bar Ideas

Smart Meetings · 6 Jun

Personalization is key. Allowing attendees to customize their food to their specifications is a slam dunk recipe for a memorable event experience.

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours Heads West

Smart Meetings · 23 May

Las Vegas-based Lip Smacking Foodie Tours has expanded into Silicon Valley with stops at these delicious, hidden-gem restaurants.

How to Make Planet-Friendly Catering Decisions

Smart Meetings · 28 Feb

With all the news coverage of “planetary health diet”—a set of guidelines designed to promote eating habits that are good for the planet and for our

How--and Where--to Pair Wine and Business in California

Smart Meetings · 3 Jan

The Golden State is home to an abundance of wine countries, with immersive experiences around every corner. From goat yoga to ziplining, the liquid i

4 Tips for Planning a Local, Affordable Menu

Smart Meetings · 21 Nov

You know how powerfully the food and beverage experience can shape the overall tone and success of a meeting. The right menu can create an unforgetta

Dietary Expert Urges Group to Eat Real Foods

Smart Meetings · 6 Nov

In her buoyant, unique style, prominent health advocate Zonya Foco urged participants at Smart Meeting South Central National in New Orleans to take

9 Nibble-Worthy Food Tours

Smart Meetings · 18 Oct

If the way to your group member’s hearts is through their stomachs, they’ll fall in love with these nine cities. These delicious places offer tours t

The Trick to Aging Legendary Kentucky Bourbon, Plus Recipes

Smart Meetings · 14 Oct

In Kentucky, where 95 percent of the world’s bourbon is produced, there’s almost as much interest in the process as there is in the finished product.

3 Unique Event Venues for Foodies in San Francisco

Smart Meetings · 11 Oct

Planners looking for somewhere new to eat in the San Francisco Bay Area need look no further. That is, if a historic organic ranch amid the oyster be

3 Planner Lessons from a Dinner on a Bridge

Smart Meetings · 8 Oct

On a sunny evening in September, Visit Sacramento shut down the bridge over the California capital’s namesake river for a very special event—the sixt

Sunshine After Flames: Napa and Sonoma Stand Strong One Year After Massive Fires

Smart Meetings · 8 Oct

October marks the one-year anniversary of destructive fires that burned through Napa-Sonoma wine country. What began as an ordinary day in the counti

Keep Meetings Caffeinated: 3 Coffee-Forward Destinations to Wake Up Your Event
Keep Meetings Caffeinated: 3 Coffee-Forward Destinations to Wake Up Your Event

Smart Meetings · 28 Sep

Rise and shine, weekenders! This Saturday, Sept. 29, is International Coffee Day—an unofficial day of worship for many meeting professionals. So, put