When you are holding a conference or any type of event, not only do you have to be concerned with the content, but you also have to put a lot of consideration into the food and drinks that will be served. Not only are attendees looking to learn about the most effective techniques and newest trends within the industry, but they also want to dine on delicious foods and drinks. This means that you need to learn more about the foods and drinks that attendees really want to see served at any type of conference.

Here are a few key points to remember when you are making food and drink selections:

Quality is Important

It is becoming more and more apparent that attendees are looking for food and drinks that are high in quality. Not only do they want appetizing options, but they also want to know all about what they are eating and drinking. Many attendees are looking to eat more local and fresh food options, but also want “real” food. Instead of having high quantities of food, you want to focus on quality. This is what will matter most to attendees. This means that you can stick with smaller portions, but go big with the flavor.

Is It Enjoyable?

Many attendees will view dining as an overall experience. This means that the foods they eat and drinks that they consume will create a complete meeting experience. The best way to make everything most enjoyable for attendees is to have customizable options. This might be a build your own salad that allows them to create a dish that they want using ingredients that appeal to them. Having snacks that are available throughout the entire course of the day is another way to make the food experience more enjoyable. Make sure that food an snacks are present in all social settings.

Go Healthy

Another food trend that you need to be aware of is the desire to be health conscious. More and more attendees are looking for food and drink options that are healthy. Many people at these conferences will be of the belief that good health is the distinguishing factor of success. This means that they will be looking for healthy food options that they can eat and enjoy.

When you are finalizing the content for your conference, do not forget about choosing just the right food an drink options.

2 Responses to Food and Drink: What Attendees Really Want
  1. Thanks for sharing. As the host of the Food and Wine Conference, I completely agree. We would love to have you join us next year. http://www.foodandwineconference.com

    • Thank you for your comment. Sounds great! Is the Food and Wine Conference going to be in Florida? In July 2016? Keep in touch and let me know more!


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