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

Discover Meetings, Culture & Cuisine on One Agenda

Smart Meetings · 1 Sep

In a city known for our world-renowned celebrations, distinct music, art and delectable cuisine, Hyatt Regency New Orleans is the premier hotel desti

Small Meetings: F&B Insights from a Supplier

Smart Meetings · 30 Aug

Food and beverage costs are increasingly taking a bigger slice of the meeting budget. Patrick Berwald, vice president of food and beverage for Benchm