Play It Safe or Get Creative: What Menu Is Right for Your Event?

How to know what menu is right for your event

Planning a menu for your event is quite the task. Do you play it safe with standby crowd pleasers? Or do you shake things up with creative options that will impress your guests? How do you handle food allergies and sensitivities? How do you make it all cohesive? How do you know what menu is…

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The Best of: Portland's Best Event Venues

Portland's best event venues

We love living and working in Portland. Oregon has so much offer, especially beautiful settings to host a wedding or event. Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of visiting some amazing Oregon event venues. Out of that experience, we want to share some of Portland’s best event venues – and some of our personal favorites!…

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A Foolproof Guide to Planning Your Next Corporate Event

planning your next corporate event

If you’re like many businesses, you likely have several events scheduled for the coming year. The guest list might range in size from small to large, and the purpose for each probably varies. One thing, however, is likely to remain constant: food. It’s common if not expected for food to be provided at gatherings both…

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2017 Food Trends to Watch For

2017 food trends

The start of the New Year marks the turning of a corner, the writing of a new chapter. In many industries, it’s a chance to look ahead at the things we anticipate will change. It’s exciting to predict what new trends will emerge. We’ve been seeing some fascinating projections about 2017 food trends, and thought…

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Resource Roundup: Fun and Unique Event Activities Ideas

unique event activities ideas

The great thing about planning an event is you get to do whatever you want. You can make it simple or or elaborate, casual or fancy, drop-in or scheduled. With some crowds you can keep the planning to a minimum, knowing they’ll keep themselves entertained. For other gatherings, it’s a good idea to have fun…

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How to Cater for Food Allergies and Preferences

How to cater to food allergies

Planning an event for even a small number of people, the odds are pretty high at least one of your guests has dietary needs. For some, it might be a special diet based on convictions. For others, they may deal with an intolerance to a certain food. And for some, it means a severe allergy…

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What to Look For In a Caterer

What to look for in a caterer - Portland catering experts

When hiring a caterer, you’re establishing an important relationship. As such, it’s important to know what to look for in a caterer! Before deciding on a team to cater your event – whether large or small – the first step is for you to have a solid idea of what your needs are. For example,…

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Taking the "Boring" Out of Weekly Office Meetings

Corporate catering for weekly office meetings

In many jobs, weekly office meetings are unavoidable. While hopefully these times allow your team to communicate and begin working towards common goals, they don’t always feel like an enjoyable way to spend time. Making these weekly office meetings something to look forward to may be a challenge, but with a little planning, creativity, and…

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5 Holiday Party Planning Hacks You Can't Do Without

Holiday party planning hacks

Hosting a holiday party is a great honor and undertaking. Whether it’s a small gathering of friends and family or a get-together in the office, there are many details to think of. On top of that, it’s a particularly busy time of year for many people, meaning taking on a festive celebration can be stressful!…

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2016 Holiday Food Trends You Should Know

2016 holiday food trends

It may just barely be October, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your holiday menus! Thanksgiving is next month and Christmas follows soon after (and we all know how fast the days go by during the holiday season!). 2016 holiday food trends are creative without being complicated. Here’s what we expect to…

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