No wonder F&B guarantees are so high these days


Are our expectations—and those of your meeting attendees—too big when it comes to food and beverage? And I mean that in a literal sense, having just read this post about how portion sizes are four times larger now than they were in the 1950s. I'm not sure how and where the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (aka the CDC) measured portion sizes to come up with that figure, but I'm guessing more fast food than convention fare, which while sufficient seldom seems overly generous to me. Still, I wonder what effect portion-size increases have had on meeting F&B costs over the years, and if attendees do expect their banquet plates to be as bountiful as a Wendy's Triple Baconator Combo Meal.

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