May 2019 Chapter Meeting

May 01, 2019
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Four Points by Sheraton Richmond
9901 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235


Education Topic: Food & Beverage Challenges; Oh My!!! What is a Planner & Supplier To Do...

Food and Beverages; oh NO! Budgets, policies, allergies, food preferences...what is a planner and supplier to do? With shrinking budgets and policy constraints, it’s easy to think of food service at events and meetings as a "chore" and try to do the bare minimum at the lowest cost, or even try to forgo it all together. However, what if you were able to work with your supplier to come up with a plan that would work within your budget and your policies? So now, thanks to you and your supplier working together, you've figured out how you can provide food and beverages at your event/meeting; you have to deal with the dreaded food preferences and allergies - gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, kosher...the list seems to be never ending. How do you accommodate everyone while sticking to your budget? During this panel presentation suppliers and planners will discuss some of the various challenges they encounter involving food and beverages at events/meetings, as well as share some of the solutions they have devised along the way to address them.

Core Competency – Logistics

Speaker: Panel comprised of supplier and planner: Hope Adams, CGMP, (ITSMO Program Coordinator & Technology Services Event Coordinator, VCU TS) and Marilee Tretina (Office of Training Services – Department of Environmental Quality) will be leading the panel.


After the session, attendees will:

  • Utilize some of the challenges and solutions they hear presented in being proactive when planning their meetings, events, and/or conferences.  
  • Hear some creative ways to deal with budget and policy limitations when it comes to food and beverages and learn how they can incorporate them into their own planning.
  • Be able to make informed decisions how to best deal with food preferences and allergies in menu planning.

*Please note: You must be in your seat by 3:15 PM to receive contact hours. 


Chapter Board Basket Fundraiser

Don't miss the opportunity to win prize packages created by our chapter board. Each member of the board has donated items you have a chance to win. It's easy...Just pick a prize you would like to win and drop your ticket.  Good Luck!

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$25.00 Supplier Member

$30.00 Supplier Guest

$0.00 Planner Member

$0.00 Contract Planner Member

$20.00 Associate Supplier Member

$0.00 Planner Guest

$0.00 Retiree Member