All posts in "Food & Beverage"

F&B Spotlight: A Passion for Cheese: Spice Up Your Events with Artisanal Cheese

August 21, 2014

by Barrie Lynn My passion for cheese came to me by being struck by Cupid’s Arrow. As a former advertising executive, I entertained my clients regularly. I took a client to a fund raiser for Slow Food, an organization that promotes the sharing of local foods and culture, and it happened to be a cheese tasting. I tasted […]


From Field to Dinner Guest: Overlook Farm and Nathalie’s restaurant shed new light on the farm-to-table relationship

August 15, 2014

Article by Julia M. Johnson Imagine you’re a meeting planner with dreams of “living off the land,” delighting event guests with home-grown foods that showcase area flavors at their richest. You’re doing your part to boost the local economy, and offering meeting-goers a fresh, nutritious and delicious experience – a recipe for good business from all angles. If this description […]


Gateway Center Selects Ovations Food Services as Exclusive Caterer

June 23, 2014

Gateway Center has selected Ovations Food Services, a nationally ranked catering and concessions provider, as the Center’s exclusive partner for all food and beverage operations. Ovations Food Services, a subsidiary of the sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor, operates at over 140 public assembly facilities throughout the United States and Canada serving over 9 million guests on an annual basis. […]


Wehrenberg’s “Cans Film Festival” food drive helps the hungry

November 27, 2013

Join participating Wehrenberg Theatres on Saturday, December 7, 2013, for the company’s annual Cans Film Festival, a one-day food drive benefiting neighbors in need. Donate five cans of food at a participating theater, and receive a free movie pass. Moviegoers who donate 15 cans or more


Rob’s Rules: Buff Stuff

August 14, 2012

I admit it. I am not a fan of buffets. I would much rather be waited on and served a multi-course meal than walk through a line and dish up my own dinner. But as a caterer and event designer, I realize that buffets have an important place in our food service industry and they […]


Fall Open House at Coronado Ballroom Benefiting Food Outreach

October 7, 2011

Missouri Meetings & Events and Steven Becker Catering would like to invite you to attend an Open House & “Familiarization” tour at Coronado Ballroom and Meeting Facility” When: Thursday, October 20, 2011 • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Coronado Ballroom and Meeting Facility 3701 Lindell Boulevard  |  St. Louis, Missouri 63108 – (next to St. Louis University) Why: Learn […]


Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice?

December 30, 2010

Believe it or not, there are more ingredients to a successful winter event. By Patti Curran A planner forum at the Coronado Ballroom and Meeting Facility turned into a trip around the world for more than 30 event planners on Wednesday, September 15. Rob Schaefer, columnist for Missouri Meetings & Events and Vice President of […]


Soul Food for the Heart

June 1, 2006

Soul Food for the Heart By Michael Humphrey Some food historians believe the term “soul food” was first used to describe meals prepared after Sunday worship by and for African Americans. But it can also be argued the cuisine got its name from the diners’ reaction. Soul food is so good, you can have your […]


Tuning In To Small-Town Charm – Columbia offers unique art, music and food

December 22, 2005

By Bill Beggs Jr. The hippies came to town and never left. “Turn on, tune in, drop out,” however, isn’t quite the anti-establishments creed it was in 1968. These days, “turning on” might mean no more than tasting a Missouri merlot in a unique eatery, soaking up a supercharged stout at Shakespeare’s Pizza, maybe sipping […]

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