In a world in which nearly all of our events happen online, a chef's tasting, dine-around tour of a city or elaborate awards dinner can feel like a distant memory. But rest assured it is possible to creatively incorporate F&B into your virtual meetings. Here are some tips from the experts.
Virtual Cooking Classes
A cooking demo run by a professional chef can serve as a break from traditional education sessions, or as a networking event in itself. Each attendee receives the recipe (something simple with ingredients attendees are likely to have in their pantry) and a chef working from his or her kitchen can walk viewers through each step of the preparation, answering their questions live. Numerous organizations offer such classes, among them Life at the Table and Uncorked Cooking, but planners might be best served by reaching out to their own hospitality partners. For instance, if the virtual event is taking the place of a cancelled face-to-face meeting, perhaps the chef at the original venue would be available to present the lesson.