Just as they require creative programming to stay inspired and engaged during meet- ings, attendees need a food and beverage
program that is not only delicious, but also
healthy and imaginative. To cater to these
needs, the culinary team behind Disney Meetings at Walt Disney World Resort has become
well versed in incorporating healthy ingredients, dietary requests and creative menu
planning into a dining experience, regardless
of the event.
Sometimes it’s the smallest details that
make the biggest difference. For example,
during a recent chef’s table dinner at Disney’s
Contemporary Resort, the culinary team
joined guests to share more details about
the seasonality and sustainability of the
ingredients used in that evening’s menu. The
attendees later raved about the opportunity to
interact with the Cast Members one-on-one.
During another event, the Disney culinary
team amped up a breakfast experience using
traditional ingredients. Instead of setting
up a typical cereal-and-milk station, the
team set out a number of specially ;lavored
milks inspired by popular breakfast cereals.
Sometimes just adding an interactive element
makes all the difference—such as a popular
whoopie pie station, where guests can select
the cookies, ;illings and sprinkles.
As the Disney team continues to see a
steady rise in special dietary requests, they
want to ensure that all guests feel like a priority, not an afterthought. The team has come up
with a number of ideas that go beyond the typical vegetarian or gluten-free options to offer
them something a little bit different. From
interesting vegetable and seasoning combinations and homemade gluten-free pastries and
breads to surprising ingredients like cactus
tacos, these new and unique offerings have
earned stellar reviews from guests.
Whether meeting planners want to create
an interactive dining experience or even use
state-of-the-art technology to tell a unique
culinary story, creating an inspiring, multi-faceted food and beverage program can take
shape in a variety of ways. The Disney culinary
team spends a great deal of time and energy
on keeping up with trends and keeping tabs
on what’s happening in the meetings industry.
So who better to host your next successful
event than the team at Disney Meetings?
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