Food & Beverage
At the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina groups can now get a taste of San Diego’s diverse culinary scene without leaving the property. Neighborhood is a new food and beverage program for meetings and events inspired by the flavors, local specialties and cultural offerings of San Diego’s neighborhoods.
Five new food experiences of Oahu and Kauai are rooted in Hawaii’s rich heritage. Take Michelle Obama’s favorite organic farm, jammin’ preserves, a hip food tour and one of the world’s largest coffee plantations.
Caesars Entertainment excels at catering meeting functions ranging from 10 to 10,000 people. Here are my 10 key F&B trends and best practices that meeting planners can incorporate to deliver a high-quality event.
Myrtle Beach is located on the Atlantic Coast and has a rich culinary history. Both its location and past have influenced the area’s cuisine. Sample the best Lowcountry dishes, seafood and local beverages through foodie experiences, groups dining at restaurants and winery and brewery tours with these top recommendations for what to eat and drink in Myrtle Beach.
Portland food trends have run the gamut over the years, and the culinary scene continues to evolve, bringing exciting new concepts to the table. Marcus Hibdon, Travel Portland’s resident expert on all things food and drink, gave us a taste of the latest and greatest epicurean happenings in town.
With its bounty of eclectic chefs, ethnic diversity and locally sourced ingredients, combined with a culture of wellness and reinvention, Los Angeles County has evolved into one of the world’s most dynamic culinary destinations.
As Executive Sous Chef at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Matthew Gale interacts with planners on a regular basis. Meetings Today caught up with the chef to see what the resort can offer groups.
With a career firmly rooted in the food scene of Southern California, chef Octavio Sabado has an acute sense of culinary trends and which of them are here to stay. He gets to put this knowledge to good use as executive chef of the Westdrift Manhattan Beach. Sabado’s menu at the hotel’s signature eatery Jute Coastal Kitchen + Bar and the group banquets it serves, is filled with dishes that could be considered special dietary menus elsewhere.
Like the chocolate wrapped in the middle of a croissant, the culinary scene in Central Illinois is surprising and delicious. In this decidedly tasty region, including Springfield, Bloomington-Normal, Peoria and Champaign County, visiting groups are encouraged to include a fun experience featuring local food and beverage sometime during the meeting.
Austria is renown as a great producer of top chefs, such as Wolfgang Puck. Add Josef Huber, who has worked with Puck in the chaotic kitchen at the Oscars Governors Ball in 2016, to the list. Salzburg, Austria, native Huber oversees all F&B operations as corporate executive chef for AHC+Hospitality’s six owned and managed hotels.