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Coconut Oil - Blue Ribbon of the South Catering

Coconut Oil - Blue Ribbon of the South Catering | Catering | Scoop.it
Some health benefits of coconut oil are: hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, http://blueribbonofthesouth.com/
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Recently I started adding a teaspoon or so of coconut oil a couple of times a day to my coffee instead of half and half or cream and it has had some very positive effects on me.  Without even trying I have lost about 6 pounds in the past two months 

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Study: The key to happiness at work is free snacks

Study: The key to happiness at work is free snacks | Catering | Scoop.it
Free meals and snacks at work increases employee happiness, according to a survey by grocery-delivery service Peapod. Some job seekers even factor the perk in when considering which companies to work for.

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So this is definitely a topic that is near and dear to me.  For years I have managed restaurants and private clubs and now I've been  managing my own catering business for almost five years.  Free food and snacks in my opinion are absolutely a way to an employees motivation. somewhat like the old adage :the way to someones heart is through their belly"    I'm not going to say that all employees respond to this though if I wanted to sell more specials why wouldn't I feed my employees. Companies outside of the food and beverage industry are no different you may not be selling specials but your certainly selling services or products etc.  People ned to eat and if you provide free meals, snacks and in some cases even happy hour on Fridays Imagine that could have a positive impact on your staffs morale.   A study was don on just that and see what this particular company is doing http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/09/16/study-says-snacks-affect-happiness-at-work/72259746/

 

This other company Principled Technologies,

 http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article38709336.htmnot only offers free food but they offer seven weeks vacation and get this.  If you do a weeks worth of volunteering they will donate 5K to your favorite charity or the balance after expenses from time volunteering.  This is really just the tip of the iceberg for this company, they are phenomenal and inspiring.  

In short I think catering to your employees and making sure that they have good food and healthy options is by far one of the best motivators I've seen.  

 

Moreover, check this out. http://tech.co/top-employee-perks-2015-04

The Top 6 Perks Employees Want [INFOGRAPHIC] 

"January survey conducted by TechnologyAdvice revealed the top employee perks that workers want:

Flexible schedules or remote work (31.8%)Free gym membership (24.1%)Free food or catered lunches (19.4%)Casual dress code (11.8%)Mentoring or development programs (8.6%)Recreational games like ping-pong (4.4%)"

 

In closing if your not thinking about these surveys and studies you may want to check out some of the attached articles in this post.  

https://youtu.be/Ew_tdY0V4Zo

 

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Top five favorite fall recipes http://blueribbonofthesouth.com/

Top five favorite fall recipes http://blueribbonofthesouth.com/ | Catering | Scoop.it
Here is my top five recipes list, for best fall dishes You will want to save these in your favorite recipes folder http://blueribbonofthesouth.com/
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Here is my top five recipes list, for best fall dishes personally tested.You will want to save these in your favorite recipes folder and be sure to shop accordingly.  I have tried these and think they are absolutely great.
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Catering gay Marriage Receptions Blue Ribbon of the South

Catering gay Marriage Receptions Blue Ribbon of the South | Catering | Scoop.it
Gay Marriage Wedding Receptions- http://blueribbonofthesouth.com/ Call John today to discuss your wedding reception catering and planning 864-326-5257
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Action Stations - Blue Ribbon of the South Catering

Action Stations - Blue Ribbon of the South Catering | Catering | Scoop.it
Action Stations - see our catering prospectus http://blueribbonofthesouth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Blue-Ribbon-Website-Menu-2015-2016.pdf
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How to Spice Up Corporate Event - Successful Meetings

How to Spice Up Corporate Event - Successful Meetings | Catering | Scoop.it
Learn an easy way to make your corporate event stand out from the crowd.
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Its not just meeting but I have found over the years that product launches are a great opportunity for caterers and event planners to spice it up and make a difference.  For several years I had been catering for Porsche & Jaguar of Greenville and to begin with the General Manager   at the time asked me about vendors theme design he actually gave me a pdf file from Porsche Corporate detailing how they wanted the event to go as well as the theme.  from there I just executed what they wanted and creating something they hadn't experienced at that branch before .  This opened up 7 new product launches over 3 years and gave us a boost into working with auto dealerships.  having the ability to be creative and grab the ball when given the chance is key when working with corporations that are looking to impress prospective clients or perhaps entertain existing clients.  Go the extra mile and do some research.  In my case  sat with the GM asked a few questions and got a pdf detailing what they wanted.  so for all intent and purpose all i needed to do was execute.  But thats not always the case sometimes clients do not know what they want and its up to you to decipher what that is by asking questions and bringing new and fresh ideas to the table 

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Brides in golden years spare no expense - Marin Independent Journal

Brides in golden years spare no expense - Marin Independent Journal | Catering | Scoop.it
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Brides in golden years spare no expense
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Royal and her husband-to-be plan to spend about $11,000 on their wedding reception for about 100 people. ...
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What a great article on weddings in your Golden years.  I am very excited for people embarking on marriage.  It has certainly been the best part of my life.

John F Moreno

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21 Insider Tips to Make Your Next Event a Smash Hit

21 Insider Tips to Make Your Next Event a Smash Hit | Catering | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article:

"If you're in the corporate events industry, you've got a tough job on your hands. There are thousands of events every year, and they're all competing for one goal: to be the most talked about event in their industry.

 

Here are some tips to help all of us plan corporate events that nobody will be able to stop gushing about!

 

1) Make a good impression from the second your attendees check in.

2) Keep check-in and registration organized.

3) Start things off with a bang.

4) Offer variety in your schedule.

5) Have a lot of caffeine available.

6) Create a mobile app for the event.

7) Ensure your sponsors are a good fit for your attendees.

8) Place ushers in your largest rooms.

9) Provide networking opportunities.

10) Include case studies in your breakout sessions or workshops.

11) Surprise your attendees throughout the conference.

12) Have a mix of celebrity speakers, and just plain awesome speakers.

13) Consider the flow of your schedule.

14) Station friendly faces around the venue.

15) Take every opportunity to make your event green.

16) Pepper small common areas throughout the venue.

17) Make your staff identifiable.

18) Give out useful SWAG.

19) Have engaging visuals, graphics, and music throughout the venue.

20) Draw connections between sessions and other activities.

21) Have information available about your next event.

 

Each tip is analyzed with more information. Read full original article here:

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33578/21-Tips-for-Pulling-Off-a-Spectacular-Live-Event.aspx


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You only have one opportunity to make a first impression.  As business gets more competetive we have to do all we can to make every decision count.  

Call John with any questions you may have. 864-326-5257

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Blue Ribbon of the South Catering - An Amazing Experience For All

Blue Ribbon of the South Catering - An Amazing Experience For All | Catering | Scoop.it
An Amazing Experience For All
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Just my insight on this very interesting article

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Small farm. Big promise. | Harp & Shamrock Croft

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Harp & Shamrock Croft
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This place is awesome...

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Dads Touching wedding Gesture Goes Viral

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Ohio Dads Touching wedding Gesture Goes Viral- Check out the story here at http://blueribbonofthesouth.com/ohio-dads-touching-wedding-gesture-goes-viral/
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What a great story for many of us to follow...

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Corporate Events - Blue Ribbon of the South Catering

Corporate Events - Blue Ribbon of the South Catering | Catering | Scoop.it
For the Best Corporate Events experience in the SC Upstate Call Blue Ribbon of the South Catering 864326-5257- Event Planning and Catering Services
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Are Grits Gluten Free?

Are Grits Gluten Free? | Catering | Scoop.it

Grits are one of the most favorite breakfasts in the United States. It is very easy when you want to prepare it, and it is very fulfilling. But some American that has celiac disease should be very careful when choosing their grits. But then are grits gluten free? You should know that grits are... http://www.glutenfreeindc.com/166/grits-gluten-free.html


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Over the past year I have been getting a great deal of requests for gluten free foods.  As a caterer it is important for me to try and accommodate my clients as best I can.  Anyhow, about a year ago I had a request from a guests of a client for a list of ingredients for a party that had about 10 passed hors d'oeuvres and then a dinner buffet with another 8 items.  This to me the day before the event was a big deal because while I use some standardized recipes, often times we have to make changes with brands or ingredients due to availability.  Plus, I was not comfortable just giving out recipes and my shopping list.   I tried to explain this and offered to make them a gluten free meal however, they were not satisfied with that.  I discussed this with the client and they said not to worry about it.  This situation has  continued to  bother me and as a result I have now made it a point to learn as much as i can about gluten free foods and how to avoid cross contamination with non gluten free foods.  Please click through and take a look at this article entitled: Are grits Gluten Free.  I think it is very informative and has a list of many gluten free foods to consider for your next event.  You may also take a look at our new gluten free meals gallery: http://blueribbonofthesouth.com/gallery-2/gluten-free/

 

Thanks,
John Moreno

Blue Ribbon of the South Catering 

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How to Spice Up Corporate Event - Successful Meetings

How to Spice Up Corporate Event - Successful Meetings | Catering | Scoop.it
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John Moreno's curator insight, September 21, 2015 2:26 PM

Its not just meeting but I have found over the years that product launches are a great opportunity for caterers and event planners to spice it up and make a difference.  For several years I had been catering for Porsche & Jaguar of Greenville and to begin with the General Manager   at the time asked me about vendors theme design he actually gave me a pdf file from Porsche Corporate detailing how they wanted the event to go as well as the theme.  from there I just executed what they wanted and creating something they hadn't experienced at that branch before .  This opened up 7 new product launches over 3 years and gave us a boost into working with auto dealerships.  having the ability to be creative and grab the ball when given the chance is key when working with corporations that are looking to impress prospective clients or perhaps entertain existing clients.  Go the extra mile and do some research.  In my case  sat with the GM asked a few questions and got a pdf detailing what they wanted.  so for all intent and purpose all i needed to do was execute.  But thats not always the case sometimes clients do not know what they want and its up to you to decipher what that is by asking questions and bringing new and fresh ideas to the table 

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Cooking With Italian Herbs - Rosemary

Cooking With Italian Herbs - Rosemary | Catering | Scoop.it

In ancient mythology, the nine muses and Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, are often depicted with rosemary in their hands. Carried by wedding couples as a sign of love and fidelity, rosemary is also a symbol of friendship and loyalty. Through the ages, this aromatic herb has been linked with memory and remembrance. In ancient times, a sprig was often placed in the coffin to ensure that the deceased would not be forgotten. In the Middle Ages, it was common to keep some sprigs under the pillow to chase away bad dreams. Additionally, rosemary was used in purification rites and was known for its therapeutic qualities. The ancients believed that when used in moderation, rosemary could be a great digestive tonic and anti-inflammatory booster. To this day, this herb’s refreshing scent makes it a popular element in various health and beauty products. [...]


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Cooking with fresh herbs can take a dish from good to great!

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, August 29, 2013 1:35 PM

Great article as always from jovinacooksitalian.com, read the several recipes and useful preparations with rosemary

Julie Robsin's comment, September 3, 2013 4:40 AM
I like this!