b'Lorem ipsumEDITORS NOTE CF atering E& ventsoodserviceFCatering, Foodservice & Events60 E. Rio Salado Parkway,Suite 900Tempe, AZ85281PHONE:480.883.7519EMAIL:info@cfe-news.comSimpleINTERNET:cfe-news.comPublisherPleasures Klaas De Waalklaas@cfe-news.comAssociate PublisherI n its food trend predictions for 2021, The New York Antoinette De WaalTimes forecast an affinity for homegrown tastes,antoinette@cfe-news.comincluding a renewed interest in state-specificEditor Sara Perez Webberbarbecue styles. sara@cfe-news.comIndeed, the events of the last year kept Americans close to homewith many cooking more and grillingSales Suzanne Bernhardt, Advertising Sales Managermore, deepening their appreciation for homemade food.suzanne@cfe-news.comYet even as backyard pitmasters were earning theirAdministrationchops, hungry hunker-downers were ordering in food Barbara M. Ragsdale, Administration Managerfrom their favorite barbecue eateries. barbara@cfe-news.comOn p. 30, we talk to barbecue restaurateurs and caterers aboutCirculationthe continued strong demand for smoked and grilled meats, and Cherri Jonte, Subscription Administratorhow theyve been satiating their customers cravings. We also profilecherri@cateringmagazine.comoutdoor cooking equipment to consider for your own business (p. 38). Food Editorial Deanne MoskowitzSpeaking of the outdoors, events under the sun and starsdeanne@cfe-news.comhave also grown in popularity, necessitated by the need for social distancing. Now that the prime summer months are approaching, weCreative Randi Karabin, Art and Production Directorasked event planners how theyre making sure their outdoor eventsrandi@karabincreative.comare memorable. Discover their top 10 tips on p. 20. WebsiteIn this issue of CFE, we also have several articles to help you run Ken Norberg, Webmasteryour business more efficiently. If youre thinking of making the switchken@cfe-news.comto compostable disposable ware, turn to p. 42 for some pointers from World Centric. On p. 14, Nili Malach Poynter, co-founderPUBLISHED BYINTERNATIONAL MEDIA GROUP, INC.of ChefReady, explains why ghost kitchens have exploded inHeadquarters:popularityand why you might want to consider one yourself. And on60 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 900Tempe, AZ 85281 USAp. 40, youll learn the ins and outs of properly insuring your cateringPhone: +1.480.883.7519company, with tips from insuranceQuotes.com. Klaas De Waal, Chief Executive OfficerAlso in this issue, we speak with the new president of NACE,Antoinette De Waal, Vice-PresidentMorgan Montgomery (p. 16). Montgomery shares her plans for the organization during her one-year tenure, and details how NACE hasCATERING, FOODSERVICE & EVENTS is published 6 times per yearbeen helping its members during this challenging time.Copyright, International Media Group, Inc.As always, we hope this issue of Catering, Foodservice & Events2021. All rights reserved.enlightens and inspires you. Wed love to hear what you think. DropSUBSCRIPTIONS:USA Subscription price: $75.00us a line and let us know what youd like to see in our pages as we allOther countries: $125.00 (Includes Air Mail Postage)20% Agency discounts available.navigate the post-pandemic landscape. Single print or E-copy: $8.00Publisher cannot be held liable for non-delivery due Stay safe and well, to circumstances beyond its control. No refunds. The publisher is not responsible for the return of unsolicited material. All editorial samples, slides, artwork, etc., which are to be returned, must be accompanied with a self-addressed stamped envelope when submitted. International Media Group, Inc. is not responsible for any material that has been sent to its office after one year.Sara Perez Webber, Editor No part of this publication may be reproduced without the sara@cfe-news.com written consent of the publisher.POSTMASTER: send all address changes to International Media Group, Inc. /LIKE US ON FACEBOOK.COM/CFE-NEWS Catering, Foodservice & Events Magazine60 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 900Tempe, AZ 85281 USA6 CATERING, FOODSERVICE & EVENTS cfe-news.com'