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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. […]

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. […]