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tracy@thrivemeetings.com
32:30
Hello everyone from New Bern, NC!
Micayla Diener
32:38
WOOO KERI!
Anna Hess
33:07
Hi Tracy!! So excited to see you!
Elyse
37:18
Amazing Michelle!
Kara Ferguson
37:39
Welcome Michelle!
Kara Ferguson
47:39
Great idea Tracy!
Michelle Robinson
53:17
Please direct all questions and comments to the entire group, thanks!
Bill Kubiak
53:41
Question: How will the modification of food service impact budget?
Elyse
54:57
are there cost effective ways to do the custom/butler service?
Daniel Joseph
01:01:42
www.dinegreen.com
kari O'Shea
01:02:44
Hi David Kinney!
Barbra Josephson
01:02:59
When I have large groups for lunch, I try to serve all gluten free meals without comprising the taste, etc. Seems like so many ppl. are gluten.
tracy@thrivemeetings.com
01:03:17
Great @Barbra!
tracy@thrivemeetings.com
01:03:57
1 in every 133 people have Celiac disease so they need STRICT gluten free meals.
kari O'Shea
01:07:03
coasters?
tracy@thrivemeetings.com
01:08:14
What about coasters Kari?
Michelle Robinson
01:09:23
to cover the food, correct Kari?
kari O'Shea
01:09:44
correct
Julia Spangler
01:10:21
Reusable Hygiene Guidelines for Events: https://thrive.sustainable-event-alliance.org/global-reusables-at-events-hygiene-standard/
Julia Spangler
01:11:30
Plate covers are a great reusable solution for individual portions & guest comfort as well
tracy@thrivemeetings.com
01:12:38
Glass covers and plate covers are great sponsorship opportunities! Wonder if you can get reusable ones that people can take home to use at home.
Krista Lebrun
01:13:52
For attendees who are fully vaccinated, is it still recommended for them to sit 6ft apart or is 3ft apart safe when they are eating inside?
Katrina Whaley
01:16:28
I’ve never understood the point of having us put our allergies on the registration when we still have to track down the chef to ask about allergies?
Katrina Whaley
01:16:32
*allergens
tracy@thrivemeetings.com
01:19:04
Katrina, great point! The menus should come to you from the chef with the allergens/ingredients identified. The menus can and should be designed around the allergens. The more the chef knows in advance the better they can design around them.
Stephanie Nieszel Caesars Entertainment
01:19:53
We did that! I have a metal lunchbox with our logo
tracy@thrivemeetings.com
01:20:15
Here are the statistics I was looking for: 74% Americans are trying to limit sugar in their diet• 45% are concerned about eating food away from home• 43% follow a specific diet or eating pattern• 60% consider their health when deciding what to eat & drink
Sarah Pinkowski
01:21:46
intermittent fasting - more people are doing this. Is anyone asking this at registration to avoid ordering meals/food waste?
Julia Spangler
01:22:22
That's a great point Sarah -- listing the times of your meal functions on registration would help!
Stephanie Nieszel Caesars Entertainment
01:24:00
I have a customer who serves her exhibitors early from 10.30-11.30am because her tradeshow is open during lunch. It seems like a nice thoughtful touch. They get their own buffet
Katrina Whaley
01:25:31
I was at a conference one time on a Sunday where they had it in a highly religious town that closed every restaurant on Sundays. They didn’t have the conference center open their restaurant, so the only option for food was attendees/exhibitors/etc. getting in their cars and driving to fast food over 10 miles away.
tracy@thrivemeetings.com
01:26:11
Yes, great point, Sarah! A lot of people are fasting. And, as Julia said about timing that is important, especially if you are doing staggered meal times to limit attendees in each food function
Krista Lebrun
01:26:22
Oh man, what an experience Katrina!
tracy@thrivemeetings.com
01:26:39
Yikes, Katrina!
Krista Lebrun
01:26:40
Also restaurants may or may not be open/have reduced hours due to limited staffing
tracy@thrivemeetings.com
01:26:49
Yes, Krista!
Elyse
01:27:16
Are caterers also following that motto of absorbing staffing cost?
Cynthia Morrell
01:27:25
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kari O'Shea
01:27:30
Awww, more Labor cost
Barbra Josephson
01:29:03
Could you just increase the cost of the food items, instead of charging additional fees, etc.?
tracy@thrivemeetings.com
01:29:41
Some venues are doing that @Barbra
Jennifer Charles
01:30:25
Question: Where incentives and protections in place for venues/caterers, is it feasible for a planner include donation of leftover meals as part of the contract?
kari O'Shea
01:30:27
Thanks, Michelle
Sarah Pinkowski
01:30:30
Really great discussion!! Thank you panelists and nice work moderating Michelle!!!!
Rebecca Steiner
01:32:39
Great discussion, everyone! Thank you panelists and Michelle!
Lindsay Plath
01:33:43
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Doug Dvorak - Visit Fort Worth
01:34:01
Well orchestrated and great panel. Sorry I have to jump off. Nicely done and thank you.
Kara Ferguson
01:34:15
Is it now more difficult for venues to obtain or continue the relationship that they had with local farmers, etc.?
Lindsay Plath
01:35:07
This session has been recorded. All registrants will receive the recording!
pia welch
01:35:17
All great information. Love the diverse POVs and focuses presented! Thank you MPI CAC!
Elyse
01:36:19
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Lori C
01:36:22
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Susan Packard
01:36:26
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Cyndi Gerlach
01:36:29
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pia welch
01:36:32
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Darla Santos
01:36:32
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Aine
01:36:33
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Kara Ferguson
01:36:33
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Barbra Josephson
01:36:34
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Tracy Stein
01:36:39
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Michelle Robinson
01:39:39
To Dan's point, during the height of the pandemic, I bought stock in Kroger and Tupperware:)
Kara Ferguson
01:41:41
Has the percentage of the food waste within the hospitality industry decreased, increased drastically or remained the same due to COVID-19?
Lindsay Plath
01:42:34
Stick around after the panel to network with your peers!
Katrina Whaley
01:43:02
Which states are allowing 3’ for vaccinated people?
tracy@thrivemeetings.com
01:44:29
Nice, Michelle! Will you share your gains with us?
Michelle Robinson
01:45:32
lol @Tracy! I'm a stock novice, but there were definitely gains! I'm Robinhood's newest fan:)!
Daniel Joseph
01:45:58
thank you all!
Kara Ferguson
01:46:03
Awesome Panel!! Thanks for the great info :)
Daniel Joseph
01:46:12
have a great day
Michelle Robinson
01:46:24
Thank you so much MPI CAC for enstrusting me with moderating your panel! Great job panelists!!!!!