Convene TV: Food and Beverage Cost Challenges

In this video, MGM Resorts SVP Michael Dominguez, CHSE, demonstrates how understanding the environmental impact of F&B can help you make strategic decisions -- and save money.

How does a drought in China affect your bottom line? Adversely, when it means that the price of lettuce skyrockets as a result. In this video, Michael Dominguez, CHSE, senior vice president of and chief sales officer for MGM Resorts International, outlines just how closely food costs and environmental impact are aligned.

To understanding the environmental impact of your meeting F&B, askquestions about supply chains and seasonal availability before signing off on menus.

Dominguez says that small tweaks to the way food and beverage are presented can make a huge difference.
– Pass smaller plates
– Create engagement opportunities around food
– Plate smaller portions

Dominguez also encourages planners to take steps to minimize waste:
– Allocate extra food to feed staff
– Make sure that unused food is composted or used as animal feed

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