Class Library Catering Creativity Exposed

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  • Title:Catering Creativity Exposed
  • Category:Creativity and Design
  • Level:Intermediate
  • Instructor:Stella Ballarini
  • Length:42 min
  • Posted:10/19/2010
  • CMP Domain:G: Meeting or Event Design
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Bringing creative ideas to food and beverage is not just about props and design, it's a whole philosophy about making sure the guest says "Wow!". In this class, one of the country's most creative, award-winning caterers shares her secrets on where she gets her inspiration and how she and her team create and execute their ideas. She will also provide demonstrations of a wide range of clever food and beverage displays sure to amaze your clients and guests.  Filmed on location at Top of the Garden loft in New York City.

ILEA Approved ContentThis course is ILEA Approved with content that is alligned with the International Live Events Association's Core Curriculum. ILEA Approved is the international education standard selected for creative event professionals and has been developed to recognize specific content that has significance for the global creative events industry. Click Here to learn more about ILEA.

ILEA Core Curriculum Key Competencies Category for this course / content: 
Food & Beverage

Learning Outcomes

    1. Learn skills to transform your team into creative thinkers, and many tactics designed to trigger new ideas.
    2. Identify clever ways of approaching cocktails and beverages.
    3. Understand how pairing of opposites can result in a big wow factor.

Table of Contents

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Catering Creativity: Full Class Video 41:53
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Drinking Outside the Box 8:19
Glorious Garnishes 4:45
Making That Niche Your B**** 6:54
Size Matters 4:27
Disobey Your Momma, Play With Your Food 2:07
Expect the Unexpected 7:16
Opposites Attract 4:28
Building an Idea 5:10
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