|Our view of Las Vegas from our Hotel Room|
From Developing Successful Caterer/Vendor Relationships to the hottest trends of the year our minds were greatly expanded with ideas to take University Catering to the next level.
Here a just a couple of the seminars I went to that impacted my goals and ideas for catering:
As customer service is my highest priority Anthony Lambatos (CEO of Footers Catering in Denver Colorado) seminar on Turning Lemons into Lemonade made me review how I can turn a client into an advocate for University Catering. We want to be prepared, have a system for coordinators, know the do's and don'ts of client interaction, understand value is relative when handling hard clients, and prevent by doing what we do best.
Denise Vivaldos seminar on Making Food Photos Mouthwatering I was able to get the following key points that will be integrated into what we currently do with our photos:
1. Under cook your items
2. Have an extra of what you are shooting
3. Prep meticulously
4. Design a plate
5. Create elevation and movement
6. Plan on garnishes
7. Cold vs. Hot
8. Natural light
9. Study food photos you like and create something similar
10. Less is more