catersource | sxsw | st. paddy’s {a week @ GEG}


What a week it has been. As our staff recovers from the various events from the past two weeks, we have many exciting things to reflect back on.

We sent six members of our team to Las Vegas to the annual Catersource Conference. The week was full of excitement in the big city as our staff attended classes to help us grow here at home. We each gained information in areas to help us grow both as individuals and as a company. We also attended the tradeshow, which was a divide and conquer event for our staff – it was massive. There was so much to see! We know our mailbox will be full of vendor catalogs in the next few weeks. It was a blast seeing all the latest and greatest products!

While we were in Vegas our staff was also working — we had entered the Buffet Design Contest. We did our planning ahead of time and our team shipped off our (very large) roll cases of supplies about a week before we left. We set up in the afternoon on Sunday and finished our buffet on Monday just before the luncheon and voting. We can’t lie, we were a bit nervous. We were up against some of the best in the industry– including MGM Grand and Caesar’s. We had so much amazing feedback during the voting. We enjoyed talking to other caterers who are just like us– buffet style and general prop selection. The voting ended and we had to wait until the closing session on Wednesday to know how we placed! It was worth the wait…. Global Event Group won 1st place in the Buffet Contest! We were/still are so excited! There was so much teamwork involved, both the staff that traveled and our team back home. We can’t thank everyone enough for all their help. Look for us in the upcoming Catersource magazine!

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While some of us were enjoying sin city, we also had a strong team representing Global Event Group in Austin, Texas for SXSW. We spent a few days feeding production staff at The Belmont and enjoying wonderful music (one of the many perks of the job). Our staff did a great job and we can’t wait to go back next year.

Our week did not stop there. On Sunday we headed out to O’bannon’s Taphouse for the biggest St. Paddy’s party in town. We served up green eggs and ham, green tortillas, sinful potatoes and many other tasty dishes for breakfast. For lunch we went Irish. We were dishing out turkey legs, Shepard’s pie, fish and chips and corn beef sandwiches as fast as we could make them. It looked as though the crowd was enjoying the celebration 🙂

We would also like to thank our staff that was holding down the fort. Our office staff did a great job keeping everything running and taking care of our events at home.  Which is the true testament to a well oiled machine.  They are flawless!

So, this is what we were up to. It was an eventful “week” full of many positive happenings for Global Event Group! We are looking forward to applying what we learned at the conference to continue to grow as a company to better serve our clients. {and possibly building up our inventory with LOTS of cool new equipment!}