Meal Delivery Service Directory
Hosting a virtual or hybrid meeting and want to provide food and beverages to your online attendees? This Directory of Meal Delivery Services will provide the information you need to make informed decisions on what to order for your attendees.
10 Weeks of LIVE Q&A Sessions
Every week during Every Meal Matters (Mon-Thur), Tracy will host LIVE Q&A Sessions and Hot Seats inside a private Members Only Facebook group.
Guide to Virtual F&B Events
Organizing virtual F&B events is not the same as in-person ones. This guide will share what you need to host successful cooking classes, wine tastings, pizza parties and more.
Consumers’ perceptions and behaviors around food and beverage are changing. They are demanding more personalization, better safety practices and higher quality, healthier options:
• 1 in 10 adults has a food allergy
• 74% 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
With food and beverage being the largest expenditure on any event budget, there’s NOTHING BUT ROOM on the buffet table for event professionals — planners and suppliers — who are prepared to take advantage of these demands to create safer and more inclusive dining experiences while maximizing their F&B spend.
Every Meal Matters, launching January 11, is THE COURSE you’ve been waiting for to get fully updated on what it takes to order, prepare, and deliver delicious, safe, and inclusive food and beverage experiences everyone will be raving about after the event.
Get introduced to the Every Meal Matters course, how to use the platform, access the Facebook community and check your knowledge.
Module 1 — Opportunities & Obligations
In this module you'll gain an understanding of the global landscape of why every meal matters, how needs are changing, and where there's opportunity to create inclusive and safer F&B experiences.
Module 2 — Needs, Preferences & Wants
In this module, learn about your guests dietary needs — food allergies to kosher, vegan to Whole30, celiac disease to diabetes, social and physical needs.
Module 3 — Strategic Planning
In this module, take a strategic look at where F&B are found and/or "hidden" in events and where they need to be discussed in the planning process — RFPs, SOPS, site selection, contracting, ++.
Module 4 — Communication Channels
Communication is key when creating safe and inclusive F&B experiences. Learn how and where to communicate about F&B — website, registration, emails, BEOs, signage, reporting, meetings.
Module 5 — Safety & Sustainability
COVID-19 has put a spotlight on food safety and sustainability. Learn how to provide sustainable menu options while also providing a safe dining experience for all.
Module 6 — Menu Design
Creating menus that feed all attendees — dietary needs or not — can be challenging. Learn to decipher a menu, create a bar that's open to all, and ensure ancillary events are inclusive as well.
Module 7 — The Inclusive Experience
Events of all kinds welcome individuals locally and from around the world with diverse backgrounds, needs, and wants. Delve deeper into Universal Design to ensure your events are as inclusive as possible.
Module 8 — Executing the Experience
Now that we've planned for a safe and inclusive F&B experience, now it's time to execute it. In this module, we'll learn how to cross our t's, dot our i's and check off everything on the checklist.
Tracy Stuckrath has been an event planner for 30 years and speaking on safe and inclusive food and beverage for 10 years.
As a recognized award-winning event professional and influencer, she's been on a mission to make event food and beverage safer, and more inclusive and memorable for more than a decade. She brings expertise through research and thoughtful analysis and real-world strategies to help clients establish best practices, mitigate risk, improve experiences, and increase profit with the F&B they serve.
More than 30,000 meeting professionals on 5 continents have benefited from her trainings. Her work has garnered her recognization as one of the 25 Top Women in the Meetings Industry and one of Top 500 Most Influential Event Professionals in North America. You can find her featured in Successful Meetings, The Meeting Professional, Meetings Today, MeetingsNet, Meetings & Conventions and PCMA.org, Allergic Living, HR.com and Restaurant Informer.
Since the pandemic more than 10,000 people have registered for online educational programs she has taught for Meeting Professionals International, Exhibitor, Meetings Today, IACC, MeetingsNet and NorthStar Meetings Group.
You’re an event planner who wants to provide creative and trendy menus while also meeting everyone’s dietary needs and preferences.
You're a catering sales professional who wants to sell food and beverage experiences instead of a standard catering menu.
You’re a meeting organizer who wants to learn how to easily make the awards banquet the CENTERPIECE of your events within budget and without boring chicken dishes.
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When does the Course Start?
Every Meal Matters starts January 11, 2021. It will run for 10 weeks, with 8 modules. Two weeks will be allotted for implementation and mindfulness.
What is the Course Schedule?
Pre-Launch (January 4) — Welcome & Test Your Knowledge
Week 1 (January 11) — Opportunities & Obligations
Week 2 (January 18) — Needs & Requests
Week 3 (January 25) — Strategic Planning
Week 4 (February 1) — OFF (Implement & Be Mindful)
Week 5 (February 8) — Communication Channels
Week 6 (February 15) — Safety & Sustainability
Week 7 (February 22) — Menu Design
Week 8 (March 1) — OFF (Implement & Be Mindful)
Week 9 (March 8) — The Inclusive Experience
Week 10 (March 15) — Executing the Experience / Test Your Knowledge
How much time will the lessons take?
Each course module is presented a week at a time, so you should be able to complete the work and learning in that time frame. You have the availability to complete the course at your own pace.
Can I share this with my team?
Because there are quizzes and a final test, the course is designed for only one person to take it at a time.
We're happy to offer groups a discount. Please reach to firstname.lastname@example.org for group pricing options.
Will you be covering COVID standards of service?
YES! While restrictions vary by city, state and country, COVID has put a spotlight how food and beverage is served, so we will definitely be covering food safety as well as service methods.
How long will I have access to the course and the information?
You have lifetime access to this course and the private Facebook group.
Do you offer refunds?
We offer a 30-day money back guarantee only after you show that you've done the work and made the effort, but find that the course does not meet your needs.
Send an email to email@example.com for any additional questions you might have about Every Meal Matters.