• Event Snapshots: Buffet of Ideas

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    1. Rob Grimes, IFBTA and ConStrata Technology Consulting. 

  • Event Snapshots: Buffet of Ideas

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    2. Blended mushroom bison garbage sliders were featured in the “Food as Medicine: Plant Forward” lunch. 

  • Event Snapshots: Buffet of Ideas

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    3. A costumed staffer hands out futuristic goodies at the “Food: The Next Generation” reception. 

  • Event Snapshots: Buffet of Ideas

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    4. Charlotte Furman, University of Washington Medicine; and Anne Lund, University of Washington. 

  • Event Snapshots: Buffet of Ideas

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    5. Sushi was featured in the “brain” section of the “Food as Medicine” luncheon, where each menu item served had a specific health benefit. 

  • Event Snapshots: Buffet of Ideas

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    6. Suzanne Painter-Supplee, SEE Solutions, LLC; and Deon Richards, JLR Design Group. 

  • Event Snapshots: Buffet of Ideas

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    7. Kristen Rainey, Google; James Ehrlich, ReGen Villages; Janet Haugan, LeanPath; and Ashley Zanolli, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. 

  • Event Snapshots: Buffet of Ideas

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    8. Stefan Murray and Cosmina Adriana Tolas, both with Compass Group at Microsoft. 

  • Event Snapshots: Buffet of Ideas

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    9. Executive Chef Craig Tarrant and Alma Nocchi, both with Compass Group at Microsoft.

Microsoft recently produced Solutions5, the seventh annual collaborative conference bringing together five premier food service associations: Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliation, Association for Healthcare Foodservice, Foodservice Consultants Society International, National Association of College Auxiliary Services and the Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management. Held at the Microsoft Conference Center, the daylong workshop attracted more than 270 attendees who explored the next generation of food as it relates to trends, technology, wellness, food waste and feeding the world. 

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
—1.5 oz. Baileys Salted Caramel
—2 oz. half and half

DIRECTIONS:
Combine ingredients in a Belgian beer glass garnished with soft caramel along the rim, chocolate sauce and a chocolate branch. Looks fancy schmancy and tastes deee-licious!

Courtesy of Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho

 

This past October, the world lost a business and philanthropic giant with the passing of Paul Allen. Here in the Northwest, his absence will be deeply felt. Among his many achievements, Allen co-founded Microsoft; founded Vulcan Inc., Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Allen Institute for Brain Sciences, and Allen Institute for Cell Science; and was owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers. There doesn’t seem to be an industry that he hasn’t touched, expanded and improved, including the meetings and events industry, particularly in the Seattle area.