Food and Beverage Function Planning
In this chapter we will discuss the important role food and beverage functions play in the overall success of the meeting or convention. Think of the meetings you’ve attended in the past. Food and beverage functions provide the perfect relaxed environment to interact with other attendees. All meetings or functions have some type of food and or beverage service. Since the 1990s, many prominent trade organizations have donated leftover (edible) food to the local food bank or homeless shelter. Therefore, all aspects of the planning process require close communications between the catering, convention services, and culinary staff, with a group planner to ensure each function is a success.