News & Articles - food

  • Rich heritage, dynamic cuisine: Québec City’s must-see culinary scene

    Every city has its specialties. Every region has a flavour. Discovering what makes a destination’s culinary scene unique can go a long way toward making any event pop. And in the case of Québec City, there is plenty to discover. “Québec City is a North American city with a rich European culinary heritage,” says Chef Jean-Pierre Cloutier, who serves foodies from around the world from the kitchen at the Québec City Convention Centre. “Chefs here are deeply inspired by a rich…

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  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre food donation program fights hunger in Toronto

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has contributed over 90,000 kg of food to organizations in Toronto that support individuals struggling with hunger in its 2017/18 fiscal year. The MTCC’s successful food donation program partners with events and conferences to reduce food waste and ensure that extra food items are donated to organizations in Toronto that help fight hunger in the community. These organizations include Daily Bread Food Bank, Second Harvest, TDSB’s Student Nutrition Program and Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services. The most…

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  • Customize your Food Experience in Montreal

    Montreal’s streets are a mosaic of foodie destinations. A mix of European and North American cuisine decorates menus in every neighbourhood, while dishes are derived from various ethnicities that make up the city. Renowned chefs bring their talent from far and wide, so it’s no wonder Montreal has the highest number of restaurants per capita in Canada or that out of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, 28 were from Quebec and 26 were from Montreal. Foodies Unite Gathering inspiration from this…

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  • Food and beverage: What convention and conference centres typically do wrong

    By Jeff Dover Food and beverage is an important part of a meeting, conference or convention. Many delegates rate networking as one of or the key reason they attend, and much of the networking is done at meals or on breaks. Gala dinners can be another highlight. A facility with good food and beverage is important to event convenors when choosing a venue. For the venues, food and beverage is a key component of the offering. In some facilities which…

    Event Budgeting, Event Operations, Food & Beverage

  • Corporate event catering ideas that exceed guest expectations

    By Paul Spano Food trends are constantly morphing, especially given the growing number of corporate events each season. Not only are the food trends changing every year but the way the dishes are presented is changing as well. Chances are, your guests have grown to expect not just a well-planned and informative event but delicious, well-prepared, high-quality food as well. With social media and online resources, it’s easy for guests to see what other corporate events are offering so why not try…

    Event Operations, Food & Beverage

  • Choosing a new meeting destination: It’s all in the details

    By Shannon Byck and David Drover There are various reasons for a company to decide to plan a meeting or incentive in a new destination: team building, incentive award, or training are just a few. When looking outside of your typical in-house or local meeting venue, a new destination provides your attendees with a unique environment that can build upon your companies’ goals for that meeting. There may be concerns about the additional costs (transportation, hotel costs, etc.) of using…

    Event Operations, Site Selection

  • Never a dull moment in Calgary

    Bringing your event to Stampede City? Let Calgary handle the entertainment. With hundreds of annual festivals and celebrations across the city, there’s always a slice of Calgarian culture for guests to discover whenever (and wherever) your plans take them. For a little flavour, plan around the Taste of Calgary festival in August for a four-day celebration of food, drink and live entertainment at Eau Claire’s Festival Plaza; or stop by in March for 10 days of culinary treats during The…

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  • Take a bite out of Calgary

    5 mouth-watering reasons to visit this lively culinary hotspot When it comes to Calgary’s food scene, it’s not all about that word-famous Alberta beef. From purple potatoes and heirloom beets to garden fresh carrots and sweet-tart rhubarb, you’ll be swooning over the local produce faster than you can say, “cheesecake”. Thinking of hosting your next corporate event in Calgary? Then let us help you imagine some of the wonderful, succulent reasons to make it so. Here are five tips to…

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  • Planner shift: Keeping up with change to create more meaningful meetings

    In a recent article, I looked at six shifts I have noticed in the past few years of planning meetings and events. This week I will look at what we can do to keep up in practical ways with these shifts and create even more meaningful meetings. Food and beverage becoming healthier and more responsive to the many allergens and dietary concerns is one shift that should be quite easy to keep up with, as convention centres and hotels throughout…

    A/V & Special Effects, Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations, Food & Beverage, Green/Sustainable Meetings

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