I know how insanely busy you all are this time of year. If you’re not answering lead emails and phone calls regarding last-minute holiday bookings, you’re planning and executing the ones you’ve already booked. For that reason, I made this week’s hospitality news bits short, sweet, and on focus for this busy season.
Au revoir à foie gras
You might remember that RestaurantHospitality reported back in early September that restaurateurs and chefs across New York City were fighting against the proposed ban on the sale of foie gras in NYC. Well, it’s with mixed feelings that I report today the New York City Council voted 42-6 in favor of the ban. Once the ban takes effect in 2022, restaurateurs can be fined up to $1,000 for serving the extravagant product, and even do time in prison. There are currently about 1,000 New York City restaurants with foie gras on their menus. You can read more about the ban and its impending implications on NYC restaurants here.
Turbo boost your holiday marketing plan
It’s about that time when marketing for holiday events and catering is at full blast. I’m sure you already have your completed plan in go mode but there’s always room for last-minute additions and maybe even a little improvement. NextRestaurants has given us a great handbook on how to boost winter holiday business. Bottom line is to try and have some fun with your holiday advertising and to always remember who your target audience is. Check out the full article for more great tips.
On to the next season…
I know you’re currently knee-deep in holiday event planning, but it’s never too early to think about what’s coming next. And what’s coming next for events professionals is wedding season. Wondering what trends will be taking the spotlight for weddings in 2020? Well, The Knot has got your back. Check out their top ten trends for 2020 weddings.
Relax with a drink
And last but certainly not least, RestaurantHospitality gave us a drool-worthy list of the top 10 cocktails of 2019. If the stress-inducing, non-stop holiday event season wasn’t reason enough to raise a glass, this list will at least give you some drink inspo. Cheers!
Looking for more trends?
Check out our past blog posts covering hospitality trends and topics. And don’t forget to download our events industry handbook guides on topics such as sustainability, cloud-based software for limited-service hotels, how to market your venue to corporate event planners, and more.