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8 Candy-Inspired Cocktails for Halloween Parties

From gummy garnishes to cotton-candy clouds, these sweet drinks are like the adult version of trick-or-treating.

Idea File Posted October 7, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT

9 Ideas for Matching Desserts to a Theme

Here are clever ideas for desserts that follow a specific event theme.

Idea File Posted June 16, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Memorial Day Party Ideas: 4 Tasty Catering Options

As outdoor entertaining season heats up, caterer Milli Taylor shares her modern approach to festive food in the new cookbook Party-Perfect Bites.

The Scout Posted May 15, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

24 Catering Ideas to Steal From South Beach Wine & Food Festival

From color-blocked cocktails to drool-worthy dessert bars, try these inspired ideas for your next meeting or event.

Idea File Posted March 3, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

9 Practical Ideas for In-Office Catering

From muffaletta sandwiches to chicken meatballs, these flavorful bites elevate in-house meetings.

Idea File Posted February 5, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

How to Pick the Right Food Setup for Your Event

Service style can impact your guests’ satisfaction with their meal and can also help you achieve your event objectives.

Catering Week Posted December 4, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

Season's Eatings: 9 Festive Dishes for Events

These seasonal snacks are appropriate for end-of-year celebrations.

Catering Week Posted December 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

5 Tips for Donating Food After Events

There are safe, efficient, and legal ways for event professionals to provide leftover food to charitable organizations.

Catering Week Posted December 3, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

The Hottest New Ingredients in Catering Right Now

Some of the country's top catering companies say octopus and anise are big on today's menus.

Catering Week Posted December 4, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

5 Innovative Ways to Serve Large Crowds

Mealtime for the masses doesn’t have to mean a standard buffet or plated meal. Consider these options for your next trade show, convention, or other large event.

Catering Week Posted December 2, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Eat Dirt, Glass, and More: 12 Dishes That Are Unexpectedly Edible

From "bloody" cupcakes to bitable spoons, these whimsical hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and snacks find catering companies thinking outside the box.

Catering Week Posted December 3, 2014, 7:45 AM EST

The Wildest Drinks to Serve at Events Now

Here's a look at 15 unusual drinks to serve at holiday parties, corporate events, and meeting breaks.

Catering Week Posted December 3, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

What Catering Menu Items and Presentation Styles Have Got to Go?

Planners and other event pros dish on what they're sick of seeing, and caterers spill the requests they'd like to retire.

Catering Week Posted December 1, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Ask the Editors: the Craziest Food Stations We've Ever Seen at Events

BizBash editors and contributors share the most unusual ways they've seen food served at parties.

Catering Week Posted December 5, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

12 Smart Ways to Label Food and Drinks at Events

Fun and festive labels, tags, and menu cards can make event catering even more appetizing.

Catering Week Posted December 1, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

19 Wacky Menu Ideas Inspired by Famous Artists

Artists like Vincent van Gogh, Jeff Koons, and Andy Warhol—and their work—inspired the dishes and drinks at events from galas to pop-ups.

Catering Week Posted December 1, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

What Happens When a Chef Plays Event Planner

Media company Swoop partnered with Marc Forgione to create a no-rules dinner for its clients. Shoes optional.

Event Report Posted October 22, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

Foodie Fusion: 10 Hybrid Dishes for Events

These food mash-ups are like a culinary chemistry experiment.

The Scout Posted October 15, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

21 Holiday Party Cocktail Ideas

Here are fresh ideas for cocktails and nonalcoholic drinks from restaurants and catering firms across North America.

Holiday Ideas Season Posted September 24, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

13 Ideas From Summer Food Events

From serving ideas to staff uniforms, here are inspired ideas from this summer's food-centric events.

Idea File Posted September 2, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

10 Tips to Minimize Food Waste at Events

Consider these ideas to make your food and beverage service more sustainable—and save money.

Event Intelligence Posted August 21, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

8 Ideas for Back-to-School-Inspired Catering

Get inspired by these nostalgic, right-for-the-season catering ideas.

Idea File Posted August 18, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

14 Clever Ways to Serve Desserts

Whether you're dishing out cake, cotton candy, cookies, or more, here's a look at unique yet effective ways to distribute desserts.

Idea File Posted August 1, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

Meet and Eat: 5 Recent Trends in Hotel Catering

Get inspired by the latest trends for your next corporate gathering.

The Scout Posted July 29, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

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