IAEE Specialty Webinar Series for Meeting Managers - F&B Essentials: Ways to Dazzle Your Attendees with Convention Food Services

Recorded On: 07/14/2022

F & B in the world of meetings and events is changing and creating a memorable meal function is more than just what is being served. It’s also about creating the experience and influencing attendee impressions.  You’ll learn the basics and necessities, the rules and regulations that govern food and beverage, general set up and considerations, along with the latest trends and ideas for dazzling your attendees and creating a memorable meal function with Convention Food Services.

This webinar is Part 4 of a series of 6 specialty webinars relevant to event professionals or show organizers who want to learn more on the essentials of meeting management.

This course is offered as an individual webinar (Members $25 | Non-Members $49) or you can purchase the full series of six webinars at a discounted rate (Members $99 | Non-Members $149).

To register for individual courses only, go to the specific webinar listing. To register for the full series of webinars, you will go to the Webinar Series listing. Can’t make the date? You can still register and get access to the recordings!

This session/course/webinar is eligible for 1 clock hour towards CEM recertification. 

Thomas Whelan

Assistant General Manager

Levy Restaurants - Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Recently named a 2022 Industry Innovator in Catering and Food & Beverage by BizBash Magazine, “40 Under 40” by Connect Corporate Magazine, and "Changemaker" by MeetingsNet, Thomas Whelan, Director of Banquets at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and John B Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, has successfully planned food and beverage operations for nearly 20 years. He has worked in Off-Premise and On-Premise Catering, Corporate Events, and Social Gatherings. Thomas has assisted in meetings and events throughout the country, but calls Boston home.  Through contract negotiations, strikes, and thousands of events, his events always exude his passion for guest experiences.

Thomas spends his days leading 500 team members in exceeding client expectations. His nights are spent wrangling one very large orange cat named Alroy. Thomas is an operations expert with a passion for developing the next generation of hospitality legends. Not only a leader in the future of food and beverage in meetings, but he is also an outspoken advocate for inclusion and advocates on behalf of members of the meetings and events industry.  Currently, Thomas sits on the Board of Directors for the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association, the SEARCH Foundation, and is the President of the Massachusetts Live Events Coalition.



IAEE Specialty Webinar - 07.14.22
Recorded 07/14/2022
Recorded 07/14/2022 F&B Essentials: Ways to Dazzle Your Attendees with Convention Food Services