We are proud to have our Director of Production and Operations, Kate Jeter, contribute to Cvent’s Event Blog.

“Planning and budgeting for food & beverage functions throughout an event is a considerable challenge for event planners, who are keenly aware of striking a balance between meeting the expectations of guests while maintaining a budget. Although prices for food & beverage seem to be on a continual incline, budgets to cover these costs are often outpaced by the prices at many properties, resulting in a need for many planners to get creative and work with the budgets allocated. Meeting planners throughout the world want to execute memorable meetings, which often comes back to interesting and impressive food & beverage selections. But how can a company provide such innovative banquet functions while sticking to a strict budget?”