Inspired by the acclaimed Candid Conversation live sessions at Catersource/The Special Event, the Candid Conversations podcast series brings together industry leaders and innovators to discuss juicy food ideas, dazzling event designs, and other boots-on-the-ground tips to help caterers and event planners be more successful in their businesses. These special guests might even slide in some inside scoop!
Candid Conversations by Catersource 64 - Nora Sheils
The Balance of Market Growth and Brand Consistency with Nora Sheils, RockPaperCoin.com. There comes a time when a business needs to grow to avoid stagnation in the market. However, the expansion comes with risking your brand's consistency — the larger your operation, the less control you have over every little detail. How ambitious event pros can scale their business without compromising the integrity of their brand.
Candid Conversations by Catersource 63 - Chef Winston Williams
CATER-AURANT: COVID Made Me Do It! with Chef Winston Williams, CateringCC.com. As caterers, we require social gatherings to be successful; however, the pandemic crushed our industry, leaving us to reinvent ourselves. Using the resources all caterers have access to, such as a tasting room, commercial kitchen, china, flatware, glassware, and refrigeration, a catered event can still occur on a smaller intimate scale. This niche allowed relationships with vendors to be maintained and kept staff employed.
Candid Conversations by Catersource 62 - Renee Dalo
Off-boarding Events with Renee Dalo. MoxieBrightEvents.com. We know what onboarding is but Renee shares the value of having a system of communication with clients and event professionals after the event!
Candid Conversations By Catersource 61 - Bron Hansboro
Defining Luxury on Your Own Terms with Bron Hansboro. TheFlowerGuyBron.com. The term 'luxury' itself has grown to be commonly overused in the event industry – to the point where it's essentially lost its meaning. For those of us that define our business and brand as being high-touch, this hurts the identity that once made us stand out in the sea of industry professionals. In this in-depth look, Bron will provide ways that you can reclaim luxury and make it unique again as it pertains to your business.
Candid Conversations by Catersource 60 - Bill Hansen
"If You Confuse, You Lose" Make Service Experiential! with Bill Hansen, BillHansenCatering.com. Clarify what is important to clients and guests --- Food, Service, or Both? Find Out! Differentiate your service brand. Every event tells a story. Grab innovative training tips to go from lackluster events to unforgettable, awesome WOWs. Take away new ideas in service branding and culture.
Candid Conversations by Catersource 59 - Aleya Harris
Building Trust and consistency Through Social Media with Aleya Harris. FlourishMarketing.co. Social media has become a key platform for businesses to connect with customers and engage with their markets. It's essential for businesses to build trust with their followers if they want to bring those relationships offline and convert them into sales. Aleya highlights key messages that will earn attention, trust, and, ultimately, revenue.