Cooking show host Diane Kochilas educates an international audience on Greek food’s history, variety and health benefits By Sara Perez Webber With roots on the Greek island of Ikaria, Diane Kochilas knows first-hand the health benefits of a Greek diet. Ikaria is one of five global Blue Zones—identified by author Dan Buettner as a region where people live longer, … [Read more...] about Long Live Greek Cuisine
Growing in popularity, the fresh, flavorful cuisines of the Mediterranean Rim offer up the perfect foods for outdoor gatherings By Sara Perez Webber The outdoors is “in” these days, as open-air spaces allow for social distancing, not to mention a healthy dose of sunshine and fresh air. While not all cuisines mesh well with this more casual, often on-the-go type of … [Read more...] about Mad for Mediterranean (Part 2)
Growing in popularity, the fresh, flavorful cuisines of the Mediterranean Rim offer up the perfect foods for outdoor gatherings By Sara Perez Webber The outdoors is “in” these days, as open-air spaces allow for social distancing, not to mention a healthy dose of sunshine and fresh air. While not all cuisines mesh well with this more casual, often on-the-go type of … [Read more...] about Mad for Mediterranean (Part 1)
Vegetarian and vegan dishes are sprouting everywhere, and all-vegetable events are gaining ground By Deanne Moskowitz It wasn’t only the Golden Globe recipients who got attention after last December’s award ceremony. The event’s dinner menu grabbed headlines, too. It was totally vegan, reportedly intended to build awareness concerning the effect of animal proteins on … [Read more...] about Plant-Based Catering Is Blooming!
By Deanne Moskowitz In its March 2020 issue, featuring a cover story entitled “Taco Nation,” Bon Appétit magazine touts tacos as “quintessential to the American experience” and marvels at the country’s “unrelenting passion and hunger for quality tacos,” available coast to coast now, not only in Mexican population centers. But the appetite for Latin food isn’t limited to … [Read more...] about Feeling the Latin Beat!
Bullfrog + Baum Shares Its Predictions New York-based hospitality marketing and communications firm Bullfrog + Baum has released its trend forecast for 2020. The company has an impressive prognosticating track record, calling the donut trend in 2012 and predicting the rise of Taiwanese food in 2018, among other successes. Bullfrog + Baum’s food-related forecasts for the new … [Read more...] about What Will Be Hot in 2020?
How Spectra empowers its chefs to innovate, sparking a passion to create dishes that meet the growing demand for vegan and vegetarian dishes By Scott Swiger, vice president, culinary excellence, Spectra Keeping up with trends and innovating is always a challenge, but it’s vital to the success of caterers and foodservice companies today. At Spectra, we empower our culinary … [Read more...] about Planting the Seed
Creative food stations that bring the fun and the flavor By Sara Perez Webber Resolved to banish the boring in 2020?Take a cue from these caterers, who’ve come up with food stations that are as fun as they are flavorful. Imaginative twists on traditional concepts, clever containers and colorful displays draw guests to these photo-worthy concepts—while the delicious … [Read more...] about Station Sensations
How caterers are adding a nouveau spin to this classical cuisine By Connie Jeske Crane When it comes to American and French food, the relationship hasn’t always been sympathique. There was a time when we viewed French cuisine and starchy traditions like flambé and tableside service as the epitome of fine dining. Over time, though, we drifted away, curious and eager to … [Read more...] about French Twist
Meeting travelers don’t have to put their diets on hold, as properties step up to the plate with good-for-you catering options By Sara Perez Webber Red quinoa with edamame beans and sweet peppers. Kale smoothie with cocoa nibs, goji berries, yogurt and honey. If these aren’t the type of menu items you think of when you think “hotel meeting catering,” think again. “We … [Read more...] about Healthy Hotels