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
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
It may not look like much now… …but in 2013, UCLA will have a new ballroom immediately adjacent to Sproul Hall. The Palisades Ballroom will be 6,700 square feet, and can be divided into six smaller rooms. The room features floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as state of the art audio/visual equipment. While the Palisades Ballroom will be… Read More Coming Soon: Sproul Presidio!
Have you ever wondered what a meeting or social event would look like at UCLA? UCLA Catering has a wide variety of venues that can be transformed according to every taste and budget. Check out our new Shutterfly account to see events in our venues and all over campus! http://uclacateringspecialevents.shutterfly.com/
Hosting an event this holiday season? Here are a few tips to keep you sane… Not enough money in your budget for floral centerpieces? Work with your caterer to create a dessert centerpiece as an alternative. Don’t get too tipsy at your own party. It’s hard to be a gracious host if you get too… Read More Holiday Survival Tips from the UCLA Catering Team
With so many things to consider when visiting a prospective conference or meeting venue, it’s easy to get sidetracked from the things that are important to you and your attendees. These great tips from the Fall 2010 edition of Midwest Meetings Magazine will help you ask the right questions, maintain your focus, and maximize your… Read More How to Get the Most Out of Your Site Visit
Thank you for visiting our blog! Our goal is to share tips, advice, and stories about meetings and conferences – and all things related to UCLA. Please visit us often to learn about the latest trends and happenings. This month, for example, a USA Today article http://bit.ly/c16BpH highlighted the fact that meeting planners are looking… Read More Director’s Welcome
General Tips Look for alternatives to expensive meeting space such as space at a local university or another unique venue. This generally results in a huge savings to your event because unlike a hotel, alternative venues may not charge service or gratuity fees. Be flexible with your dates. Purchase your own Audio Visual equipment that… Read More Meeting on a budget?