When companies decide to hold meetings, one of the first questions is usually whether or not the meeting will take place on company property. On-site meetings are often much cheaper and more convenient for attendees, but do they yield the same results? Here’s why it’s a great idea to take your group off-site: Fewer distractions… Read More The Benefits of Holding an Off-Site Retreat
Hospitality professionals are constantly told that they need to keep up with emerging technologies. However, many of the opportunities for learning at conferences revolve around really basic information that many of us already know – social media is important, tablets are nifty, and apps are a cool way to engage with attendees. We attended a… Read More The Future of Technology in the Hospitality Industry
Emerald Green Décor – Since Pantone has named emerald green the color of the year for 2013 (well, officially it’s Emerald 17-5641), expect to see it featured prominently in event and catering décor. Beer – As the craft beer industry gains popularity, serving Coors and Bud Light at your next catered event may not seem… Read More Catering and Event Trends for 2013
We are excited to announce that our brand new UCLA Catering website is LIVE! We think you’ll be pleased with the changes – gorgeous color photos, floor plans, menus, team bios, special offers, and more! To visit, click here!
Thanksgiving is almost here, and a lot of people like to explore new ways to cook their turkey. Here are a few suggestions! The “No-Baste, No-Bother” Roasted Method (Trisha Yearwood) This recipe uses simple ingredients – and you only bake the turkey for 1 hour! The key is to use a 12 pound turkey, and… Read More Different Ways to Cook a Turkey
UCLA Conference Services is excited to be hosting the annual system-wide University of California Conference Services planning session up at the beautiful UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center this month. As we were planning this event, we were reminded of the many great reasons to visit and stay at the Conference Center – and here are… Read More Memorable meetings start at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center!
The meetings industry has become increasingly conscious about its impact on the health of our planet. From the increase in virtual meetings, to the decrease in printed materials, to the use of locally sourced food at catered functions, putting our planet first has become a trend that is sure to continue. But what about the… Read More How to Plan Healthy Meetings
Last summer, a 10 mile span of the 405 freeway was closed for 1 weekend. This year, the same closure will occur again from September 29-30. What’s Closed: I-405 North from I-10 to US-101, and I-405 South from US-101 to Getty Center Drive What’s Happening: The North side of the Mulholland Bridge will be demolished,… Read More How to Survive Carmageddon Part 2
It appears that Carmageddon 2012 has been delayed until late summer due to construction delays and rising construction costs. Still, no date has been set, which obviously presents challenges to those making travel plans and other arrangements. Check back with us for more information, as well tips to avoid the congestion, as the summer progresses.
With the impending “Rampture” caused by the Wilshire 405 ramp closures, everyone is wondering when Carmageddon Part 2 will take place. In 2011, a 10 mile stretch of the 405 freeway was closed for a weekend, and thankfully the publicity was good enough to keep drivers off the roads. Los Angeles streets were less congested… Read More When is Carmageddon 2012?