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Can’t-Miss Catering Trends of 2015

By | October 29th, 2014|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Let’s face it. One of the most important parts of any event is the food. Great dishes can make a good event an even bigger success, and distinctive offerings can set the tone for your gathering. Much like fashion and music, catering trends change with the seasons. So, what can we expect for catering trends in 2015? Monona Catering is current on the great food and beverage options that will appear this coming year. […]

Three details every bride should know before the big day

By | May 7th, 2014|Weddings|

Krakora Studios There are obvious questions you need to have answered before your wedding, such as where the wedding will be, the number of guests and the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses. But there are other important details that should be squared away with the venue well before the big day, information that often goes overlooked until the last moment. Read on to make sure you’re getting this essential information. […]

Catering to Special Dietary Needs

By | March 20th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

An increase in health-conscious eating and a better understanding of dietary restrictions and allergies has meant event planning has become slightly more complicated. Catering to attendees’ individual needs now requires more preparation than in the past when a one-size-fits-all approach was still appropriate. Guests with allergies and other special dietary needs often feel slighted if they are unable to enjoy the great food at special events. Monona Catering divides special food needs into two separate categories: allergy-based and dietary-based. Allergy-based dietary needs include specific allergens, including nuts, strawberries, egg, soy, gluten and lactose among others. It is vital to be aware of allergy-based dietary needs as these can be potentially life threatening. Dietary-needs are just as important and include gluten-free, meat-free, vegan, diabetic and more. From the planning stages to the actual meal, it’s important to keep track of your attendees’ needs and preferences. Below are some helpful steps to take when planning your event. […]

Six Unique Dessert Ideas for an Elegant Wedding

By | December 6th, 2012|Weddings|

What’s the latest trend in wedding cakes? Well, how about a wedding without one!? Many couples tend to go for a more unique approach to dessert these days including candy buffets, petite desserts or cake pops. This playful, new spin on the traditional wedding cake presents couples with many options to serve their guests on [...]

Menu Planning: The Sizzle Is in the Detail

By | September 28th, 2012|Meeting Services and Coordination|

Craving an event menu that will satisfy attendees’ appetites and minds? Catering to both can be creative and budget friendly. Consider these four tips to please and impress attendees: Make special dietary needs a focus of your menu. Gluten free and vegetarian options are just two examples of special arrangements that may need to be made for attendees. Don’t make them an afterthought. Instead, highlight these one or two unique items on the event menu. Then, round out those items with the more mainstream options. You’ll be perceived as a great host, and you’ll maximize your catering budget. Showcase local fare for out-of-town attendees. Work with a certified catering professional, like Monona Catering, to explore items that could add a bit of local pizzazz to your event. For example, at Monona Terrace, a variety of Wisconsin cheeses, meats and samples of craft Wisconsin beers frequently add the “welcome” to the reception. […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Serving Drinks at Your Next Business Event

By | July 5th, 2012|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Selecting the right beverage service for an event can be a weighty task. As an event planner, or meeting organizer, you know a smooth beverage service can enhance a seamless event flow resulting in focused, energized attendees. Here are a few simple guidelines for choosing a beverage execution that’s perfect for your next business event: […]