"If the Food is Great, the Event is Great!"
Have you ever been to a meeting where the food was bad? What do you remember about that meeting? The same is true when the food was great; so focus on food for successful meetings.
As you prepare for any event, tell the chef at the restaurant or conference center that you would like to introduce her or him to the audience. This tells them you want to be proud of the meal before it is served and it always ups their game.
This also puts personal and professional pressure on the chef when they know the audience will know who is responsible for the food. The introduction also shows the audience how much you (the host) cares about their experience.
There's nothing like focusing on the ego of a Chef to increase the odds of having a great meal for your events and meetings.
Great food. Great meeting
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