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Topic Archive: Catering

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 about 15 hours ago

Foodie Fusion: 10 Hybrid Dishes for Events

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

The Scout Posted 8 days ago

Headdress Ball Combines Flashy Entertainment With Meaningful Tributes

See how the 25th anniversary gala honored its history while staying true to its reputation as the Orlando’s most outrageous black-tie event.

Event Report Posted September 25, 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

Tents and Trucks: a Hamptons 2014 Event Summary

Mega tents and gourmet food trucks are all over the East End this year.

Opinion Column: Ted Kruckel Posted July 25, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

Hot Wheels: 6 New Food Trucks for Outdoor Events

Deliver tasty fare to guests at your next outdoor gathering from some of the newest food trucks on the road.

The Scout Posted July 23, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

See a Six-Tier Wedding Cake Suspended From a Ceiling

Event Snapshot Posted July 23, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Lollapalooza V.I.P. Catering by the Numbers

The music festival caterer expects to serve 25,500 meals and tons of boozy popsicles.

News Posted July 17, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

10 Inventive Ideas for Frozen Desserts

Here are fun ideas for frozen snacks at summertime events.

Idea File Posted July 14, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

Kellogg's Pop-Up Puts Fresh Twist on Breakfast

The Kellogg's Recharge Bar pop-up in New York served new takes on familiar brands such as Rice Krispies, Frosted Flakes, and Raisin Bran.

Event Report Posted July 10, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT

Kid Approved: 13 Child-Friendly Dishes for Events

Satisfy little picky eaters (and their parents) with these cute, kid-friendly snacks and sweets.

The Scout Posted July 8, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

See an Art Museum's "Surrealistically Chic" Gala

The Art Institute of Chicago feted its new Magritte exhibition with a surrealist gala.

Event Report Posted July 1, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

19 Ideas from Spring Benefits

Here's a look at decor, catering, and more from spring benefits across North America.

Event Report Posted June 26, 2014, 6:30 AM EDT

8 Monster Munchies From Fairs, Ballparks, and Festivals

From two-pound pretzels to a 1,249-foot ice cream sundae, here's a look at huge foods that draw hungry crowds and big attention to outdoor events and activities.

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

Event Innovators 2014: Tony Loschiavo

After 30 years in business, the founder of L-Eat Catering continues to shake up his menus and offerings.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Ryan Hutmacher

The owner of Centered Chef believes that food is medicine, and uses his cooking to inspire wellness.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Kimberly Bailey

The owner of the Butter End Cakery uses cake and icing to pull off improbable feats of engineering.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Stephen Starr

The restaurateur and owner of Stephen Starr Events tries to replicate the restaurant experience at special events.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

18 Seaside-Theme Ideas From Citymeals Chefs' Tribute

The fund-raiser at Rockefeller Center featured summertime favorites from world-renowned chefs like Nobu Matsuhisa and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Event Report Posted June 13, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Must-See Summer Desserts: Beach Ball Macarons

A Chicago restaurant's beach-ball-inspired treat is ideal for beach bashes and summer parties.

The Scout Posted June 9, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT

Unexpected Ways to Use Food as Decor

From doughnut walls to apples as escort cards, here are clever ideas for using inexpensive edible items as design elements.

Idea File Posted June 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

How to Jazz Up a Corporate Panel Discussion

Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association recently hosted a panel discussion that was bright, engaging, and anything but dry.

Event Report Posted May 21, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Our Priciest Pours: Bars Share Their Most Extravagant Cocktails

For client meetings or swanky celebrations, here's where to go to impress someone with an ultra high-end beverage.

Idea File Posted May 15, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

See the Music-Inspired Dishes at the James Beard Awards

The 24th annual "Oscars of the culinary world" celebrated the harmony between tunes and food with small plates that referenced songs, genres, and musicians.

Event Report Posted May 12, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

10 Wedding Trends to Steal for Corporate Events

Chicago's "Brides, Bubbles, and Bliss" event showcased adaptable trends for tabletop design, catering, and more.

Event Report Posted May 8, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

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