Previously known as the MCA Foodservice Marketing Conference, the Winning In Foodservice Conference certainly covered marketing, but this year went further, hearing from a range of speakers covering everything from eco pubs to e-commerce. Packed with content there was a lot to take in and some great speakers, but if pressed for our key take-outs we would have to go with the following…
The time is approaching, and the vermouth revolution is on the brink of worldwide domination.
Many still picture vermouth as an epitome of that dust-gathering liquor at the back of their grandparent’s cupboard (right next to the Advocaat and Maraschino Liqueur) which rarely sees the sunlight. But just like the old proverb says, “Everything comes back into fashion if you wait long enough!”.
The Arena networking events are always a highlight in the hospitality industry calendar, but Lorraine and the team excelled themselves with this Autumn’s event at Haberdashers Hall. With not one, but six speakers and the culmination of the Hospitality Hero search, not to mention a fabulous three course meal from the CH&Co team and the usual excellent networking opportunities, the day was chock-full! Themed around the importance of maintaining brand reputation in an ever competitive market, we heard from a range of speakers all with differing backgrounds and angles on the issue.
Every few years we visit North Dakota to see my husband’s brother and his family. This year we mixed it up a bit, turning it into an adventure that would take us on an unlikely journey from Winnipeg, all the way to Newport Beach.
We’re a brave little lot here at Jellybean. What’s more, we love an opportunity (as seen by our frequent charity drives) to give to a good cause and help others less fortunate than ourselves. So, when social secretaries Ellie and Hannah first mentioned Jellybean participating in Tough Mudder, and CEO Fiona suggested doing it for Debra we pretty much jumped at the chance. It was January after all, and the event was in September. Plenty of time to train.