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Podcast: The "Dirty Words" of Event Catering, and Other Insights From a Top Canadian Firm (Episode 137)

Shannon Boudreau of Vancouver-based firm Lazy Gourmet discusses Instagram culture, vegan catering, effective food presentations, and more.

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Photo: Courtesy of Shannon Boudreau

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Shannon Boudreau

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Shannon Boudreau, director of sales and events for Vancouver-based catering firm the Lazy Gourmet. She discusses what the company's approach, how it evolved into a full-service event firm, why the food industry should focus on the basics, the "dirty words" of event catering, and more. She also describes the coolest, most out-of-the-box catering items the team has created, and where they find inspiration.

Sponsored by Hilton Meetings & Events.
Running time 43:26.

Roundtable Discussion: how Lazy Gourmet got its name; the plusses and minuses of Instagram at events; how to break the fourth wall with attendees; how fashion can inspire food presentation; how the Canadian catering industry differs from the U.S.; creative cocktail ideas

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