How to Take Event Dining to the Next Level
Bargain bland foods are not the centerpiece for meetings that wow delegates. Today’s attendees expect an event that’s the “whole package” – charismatic speakers, valuable information, multi-purpose destinations and, yes, unique and exceptional food.
According to CWT Meetings & Events, food and beverage now makes up 20 percent of overall event budgets. Meeting professionals are feeling the pressure to provide unique offerings which are both delicious, locally sourced and make an Instagram-worthy plate. A basic chicken or beef menu will produce a lukewarm reception with your social media-savvy photog guests.
Wow your Gulf Shores and Orange Beach meeting attendees with locally-sourced menu options, including farm-to-fork produce and Gulf-to-table seafood. Arrange a consultation with your meeting venue to talk options.
Depending on the size of your event, consider a few offsite dinners at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach restaurants. Over the last decade, the Alabama Gulf Coast has become a culinary mecca featuring fresh ingredients straight from local farms and waterways. Award-winning chefs and their staffs create tempting dishes to wow your delegates and please their palates. You can easily add some spice to your meeting with signature entrees by James Beard nominees and World Food Championship chefs at restaurants including Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina, Playa, COASTAL, Bayes Southern Bar & Grill and many more.