How Your Restaurant Can Take Advantage of the Virtual Event Trend

Modern Restaurant Management

With people staying home to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the popularity of virtual events has taken off. Virtual events allow people to feel connected and to enjoy themselves, despite the fact that they can’t do so in a restaurant, bar, or other venues.

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Event Hosting: What Does your Venue Need?


With narrow margins, unpredictable crowds, and new trends such as delivery services, it is critical to provide customers a variety of dining opportunities, like hosting events. Since most people want food at their event, it really is a win-win situation. The types of events could range from family reunions, birthday parties, holiday get-togethers, charity functions, and other family or business events. Alternatives for Profitable Events.

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Catering and Event Planning Trends for 2020

Modern Restaurant Management

What will inspire event themes and design in 2020? Wellness is a still a top trend in catered events for 2020. Photos courtesy of Cameron Mitchell Premier Events. Cocktails : Ingredients such as bee pollen, teas, hibiscus and matcha will be found mixed in creative drinks at the trendiest events. These will be a sought after offering on events as well. We added this at a meeting recently of event planners and it was so well received!


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We are going to discuss two types of events: catering—guests’ special occasions, and experiential events—frequent events to draw in guests. Luckily enough local restaurants are creating catering and monthly events, which leads other restaurants to follow suit. SPECIAL OCCASION & CATERED EVENTS Knowing that you can serve for an office party, a wedding proposal, and a wedding reception is a huge asset. Now we segway into planned and curated events.

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Virtual Events & Creating Consumer Connections


In conversation with Justin Pallack, the general manager of Singapore’s 28 HongKong Street , and Frankie Solarik, the co-owner of Toronto’s BarChef , this session explores the future of virtual events, and how operators can leverage virtual technology to deliver an engaging cocktail experience.

Virtual Event Ideas for Bars and Restaurants


The post Virtual Event Ideas for Bars and Restaurants appeared first on Evergreen. Attracting Customers Craft Beer Events & Promotions Social Media & Marketing bar Bar Owner bar owner academy gettaphunter Happy Hour tips and tricks virtual happy hourThe bar and restaurant industry has been drastically affected by COVID-19.

2ndKitchen’s New ‘Events’ Portal for Restaurants to Manage All 2K Events


Today, 2ndKitchen announces a new events portal – a new way for restaurants to manage their 2ndKitchen orders being placed at on-premise food popups & virtual events. Let’s breakdown the two event types and how to use the 2ndKitchen events portal to manage both.



Event date: February 10, 2020 (All day). The first major wine trade event in the French capital is a must-visit three-day business affair. The number of participating winegrowers, co-operatives and negotiants is on the rise, following the inaugural event in February 2019. In 2019, Wine Paris attracted 42% new visitors compared to the previous Vinisud and VinoVision Paris events. “Wine Paris is an extremely well-organized event with a focus on organic wines.

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How to Plan Your Restaurant's Grand Re-Opening Event

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1 Set goals for the event ?? Having a specific goal will help you plan out your budget, labor needs, marketing strategy, messaging, and organization before the event. Plan your menu To maximize the exclusivity of the event, plan a limited-time, reduced menu to showcase new dishes in your restaurant. Find local food bloggers and foodgrammers in your area and give them an exclusive invite to the event.

Five Ways to Use Instagram Stories to Grab Attention for Events

Modern Restaurant Management

Event management companies must always be on the lookout for ways to promote their events and increase brand recognition within their audience. And today, social media needs to be at the very centre of any comprehensive strategy – the majority of audiences hang out on social media, and platforms such as Instagram provide the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about your event and drive attendance. Generate Buzz Using Event Announcements.

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How To Successfully Market Events On Instagram

Lady Boss Blogger

One of the best ways to create “buzz” and market your next event is by using Instagram. As you probably know, Instagram is the most popular form of social media right now so, not marketing your future event on the platform would be a misstep. The post How To Successfully Market Events On Instagram appeared first on LadyBossBlogger.

Preparing Your Hotel For Meetings and Events

Gourmet Marketing

Along with business travel comes more meetings and events. However, expect for more intimate gatherings than large corporate events. Below are some changes your hotel should prepare for when hosting meetings and events. If an attendee has a fever, they will not be permitted to enter the event. It would be wise to take temperature checks of all employees and workers of the event as well. . Businesses may prefer to tour your property before hosting an event there.

5 Ways to Transform Your Restaurant Into an Event Space


That’s why more and more restaurants are dipping their proverbial toes into the realm of private events. Implementing an events program can be a highly effective method for increasing revenue in a way that’s predictable, manageable, and effective. Below, we’re highlighting five steps you can take to turn your restaurant into an event space, whether you want to offer a full-buyout, an intimate semi-private space, or something in between.

Bringing Guests Back Into Your Restaurant | Recover America Virtual Event


Recover America is a virtual event committed to helping operators rebuild their business and better prepare for the future, providing local level consumer trends and key insights regarding the inner workings of the restaurant and hospitality industry.

My personal Online Star of the event Review


The post My personal Online Star of the event Review appeared first on Restaurant & Retail POS Software - Restaurant Management Software | Blog. My On-line Bride may be a British Television show, based in Birmingham, about the exploits of a British man online star of the wedding.

Restaurant Industry Events to Attend in 2020

Xtra Chef

Restaurant industry events are great venues to network with fellow operators, sample and source food and beverage vendors, and check out the latest and greatest trends in hospitality technology. Deciding which food and beverage tradeshows, conferences and events to attend can be overwhelming. The Big Event. The largest event of the year, it brings together operators and vendors of all types from across the country. Operations & Technology Events.

Using Pop-Up Events to Grow This Holiday Season

Modern Restaurant Management

Design Marketing ruben flores martinez popup events pop upsThe holiday season is upon us, but while retail brands are hopeful for an uptick in sales, restaurants typically face a decline in diners and that was pre-pandemic.

How Hotels Can Host Virtual Events During Shelter in Place

Gourmet Marketing

Therefore, now may be the time to take advantage of Virtual Hotel Events. Because so many have had to cancel events, concerts, and social gatherings, people are beginning to search for events to attend online. To build brand awareness, stay connected, and possibly create brand partnerships, hotels can host virtual events online through social media, zoom, their website, or wherever they feel would benefit them most. . Host an exercise event.

Micro-weddings: tips for hosting an unforgettable and covid-safe event


Although weddings are traditionally a great avenue for venues to explore, the events of the last few months have made things tricky (to say the least). In this blog post, Kacey Bradley is talking all about micro-weddings - with some top tips for how your venue can offer an inspired and COVID-safe event.

Event Booking & Management systems for restaurant and function venues…

Ken Burgin

Systems I have seen (and this list is developing): Priava – ‘a purpose-built enterprise venue and event management booking system in the cloud for managing all types of venue and event bookings. Trust iVvy to give you the best selection of locations, suppliers and event management tools to deliver more, faster’ Eventbrite – super simple system for when you want to set up a booking page for an event.

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Hospitality Industry Trade Shows, Conferences & Events in Australia

Ken Burgin

Keep up to date with 2020 events across the country – updated regularly. Click event name for more information… Kitchen Management Modern Life Training

Event Planning: Step by Step Guide & Checklist (Infographic)

Modern Restaurant Management

Hosting an event is one of the most effective ways of gaining new customers, increasing brand awareness and gaining invaluable feedback on your business. The main priority of your event should always be customer satisfaction – this is a great way to establish new partnerships and loyal customers, so why waste that opportunity? This guide breaks down everything into manageable steps, so you can ensure you put together an event plan that’s got everything covered.

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[Case Study] How Shawn & Ed Brewing Simplified Scheduling and Event Management

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Beyond brewing, Shawn & Ed also host private events in their historic building—leaving them with more scheduling complexity than most other brewing companies. Building schedules in a few clicks With a brewery, taproom, and events to handle, Shawn & Ed were struggling with their spreadsheet-style scheduling process. To keep the building’s history alive, the team hosts 25 events per month on site—creating more scheduling complexity for the team to tackle.

FoodTech21 A Virtual Event For Foodservice and Food Innovation


FoodTech21 is a forward-looking virtual event like you have never experienced,” adds Barron. And to learn more up-to-date, practical information on how businesses can survive the coronavirus crisis, check out some of Foodable’s most recent virtual event content!

How to Land an Event Management Job After Study


You've just completed years of study, and now you're keen to find that dream job. Congratulations! However, there are others in the same boat as you, and they also want the job you're gunning for. Candidate Hospitality

Developing and Promoting Online Events – my podcast interview with facilitation legend Leanne Hughes

Ken Burgin

I’ve known Leanne Hughes for almost a year, and her great work as a workshop designer and presenter has been a constant source of inspiration – from her First Time Facilitator Podcast , her Facebook Group and several in-depth workshops. It was an honour to have a conversation with her for the podcast, and talk about how I’ve built my workshop experience and developed digital presentations.

This week in restaurant news: Bon Appetit editor, virtual events… and now what?


The Virtual In-Person Restaurant Event – Expedite. New platforms, like The Infatuation’s Outpost, give chefs and restaurants the opportunity to sell goods and experiences either virtually or via intimate, in-person events. As writer Kristen Hawley points out, experiential marketing is now moving in both directions: translating in-person dining to digital platforms, and also using said platforms to promote and sell in-person events.

2020 International Virtual Tea Festival


As sponsors of this event, T Ching and the Tea Sippers Society are happy to release the early registrations for some of the lecture classes and tea tastings and a list of the vendors who are welcoming you to a bountiful and diverse tea experience. Invitation to our Virtual Tealand.

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6 Craft Beer Events that will Draw a Crowd [WEBINAR]


The post 6 Craft Beer Events that will Draw a Crowd [WEBINAR] appeared first on Evergreen. Attracting Customers Craft Beer Events & Promotions WebinarsWhether you’re a burger joint, pizza shop or corner bar, chances are great that your customers include a lot of craft beer lovers. Once an underground trend, craft beer has entered the mainstream and is especially adored by […].

Is Working in Events for You?


Working in events: It can be an exciting side of the hospitality industry, with a myriad of roles available from casual front of house staff to event coordinators, planners, and managers. Before you consider a role or even a career in events, have a look at what you can expect in terms of technical skills, soft skills, what employers look for when hiring, and everything in between.

CHART: The One-Stop Event for Employee Training Trends, Best Practices and Ideas

Hot Schedules

Our favorite event to participate in is the service event. Workshops, services events, and completed competencies – oh my! The post CHART: The One-Stop Event for Employee Training Trends, Best Practices and Ideas appeared first on HS Fourth US / Main.

TechTable Summit 2018: A Round-up of This Year’s Restaurant Technology Event

Single Platform

SinglePlatform members attended the event to discuss trends and learn more about the current state of the restaurant industry. TechTable Summit celebrated its fourth year with this year’s event execution. Emmanuelle Skala, Senior VP of Customer Success at Toast , was in attendance at the TechTable event to discuss “Beyond POS” with Adam Landsman of Sunday in Brooklyn, a segment that covered automation in the restaurant and the future of mobile pay.

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Join Eater Wine Club’s First-Ever Event


Club members get the bottles delivered to their doorstep — and this month, everyone’s invited to hang and drink wine with the sommelier at our monthly virtual event. Click here to learn all about it and join in time for the event

25 Restaurant Event Ideas and How to Run Them

The Eat Restaurant

Events are a great way to draw people to your restaurant, whether on a big holiday weekend or a slow weeknight. From hosting an 80s Fever Night to running a quirky dating event, these 25 restaurant event ideas will attract huge crowds – without breaking the bank for your business If a restaurant has promised a memorable experience , diners are bound to come in, enjoy their meal, and be entertained.

NYC Restaurant Earns 120K in Private Dining and Event Leads

Restaurant Clicks

Goals : Increase organic search traffic, increase private event leads. After auditing the client’s website, we put together an SEO strategy, focusing on private dining events. We targeted keywords like “Midtown East private dining”, “private dining NYC”, and more specific searches for private events like corporate parties, holiday parties, baby showers, and so on. About the Client. Platform: WordPress.

Planning for the “Big Game”

Goliath Consulting

What comes to mind when you hear there is an expected surge of over a million possible guests entering your city for a weekend event? Having weathered major city-wide events in the past (BCS bowl games, March Madness, even one weekend that merged two huge NCAA football teams, a NASCAR race, and a comic/anime convention) we learned to remain cautiously optimistic towards promises of large influxes of people into our city – you can’t always guess where they want to go when they are in town.

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The Pros and Cons of Running a Dog-Friendly Restaurant


Attracting Customers Events & Promotions Operations & Management dog-friendly breakfast dog-friendly café dog-friendly patio dog-friendly restaurant restaurants that allow dogsHave you considered opening a dog-friendly restaurant? If so, you’re not alone.

AB inBev, Big Drop Brewing and Viv & Oak to present at Lo & No Beverage Summit


Event date: June 2, 2020 (All day). The event has a high contingent of C-level attendees and is intended for a strategic, decision-making audience. alcohol free event low alcoholThe World Health Organization expects a considerable reduction in alcohol consumption in the coming years. AB inBev, Big Drop Brewing and Viv & Oak to present at Lo & No Beverage Summit: North America, June 2-3, Los Angeles.

How and Why to Pre-Sell Restaurant Festive and Holiday Events

The Eat Restaurant

How can restaurants capitalize on the holiday and festive period

As State Fairs Cancel Events, Fair Food Can Still Be On Fans' Menus

The Salt

Even though state fairs across the country are being canceled this year due to COVID-19, fans can get their favorite fair foods delivered to their homes. Image credit: MsNancy/E+/Getty Images