At this point, there is absolutely no excuse for not taking advantage of some of the sustainability tips for events that are now available to you. Most of these tips are easy to implement, and do not force you to sacrifice anything in the way of quality and comfort for attendees.
There is no question that when it comes to one of the more significant examples of waste within the event industry, food is right at the top of the list. Imagine an event with a few thousand attendees. Consider how much food is going to be consumed. Then consider how much food is going to be thrown away. The visual image alone is stunning.
Thankfully, it is easy to embrace sustainability solutions for your event, particularly when it comes to food.
Food Tips For Your Next Event
In greater and greater numbers, attendees at events all across the country are demanding vegan and vegetarian options. Obviously, the responsibility on your end is to make sure everyone is going to have what they want. Is it really all that difficult to add vegan and vegetarian options to the menu? Most certainly not.
With adding vegan/vegetarian options to your menu, you can cut down on a good deal of hassle by setting things up ahead of time. Ask your attendees ahead of time what sort of meal options they would prefer, and build your menu accordingly. You can also make things easier on yourself by looking for a caterer who has experience with vegetarian and/or vegan options. Most catering companies now offer packages and meals for either/both tastes, but some are clearly better at it than others. When you know what your attendees are likely to demand in the way of meals, finding the right caterer should prove to be a fairly straightforward matter.
You can also do a great deal of good by finding out how much food you are going to need ahead of time. Entirely too often, there are events that simply order without a thought towards how much they are actually going to need. This is perhaps one of the biggest reasons as to why there is so much waste with food in the event industry. While no one is expecting you to be exact right down to the last egg salad sandwich, you can at least get a rough idea of how much you are going to want to order for those who plan to attend.