Saving Money at Receptions by Designing Effective Room Sets and Scheduling of Servers

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
1:00 PM EDT
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Did you know that table placement in a reception room affects the amount of food and beverage that is consumed? Do you know how to effectively use servers to your advantage? As budgets tighten, these “tricks of the trade” can ease the strain.

Join Meetings Focus and meetings expert Patti Shock, Academic Consultant at The International School of Hospitality and Professor Emeritus at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for this one-hour webinar that shows you how room setup affects food and beverage consumption and how servers can be used to best advantage to save money.

Following this session, partcipants will be able to:

  • Discuss several types of receptions and some of the service options for each.
  • Evaluate service planning concepts and cost-saving options for receptions.
  • Create room setups that reduce F&B consumption
  • Understand service ratios


Earn CEUs: CIC has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1 CE hours in the Meeting or Event Design Domain of the CMP or CMP-HC Standards.


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