On October 30th, 2013, four members of our team here at Chef’s Expressions took a field trip to New York City for this year’s BizBash Idea Fest at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Our goal was to scour the scene to discover the latest innovative trends in event industry. We split up into two groups to divide and conquer the scene.
Top 4 Inspired Ideas
1. Event Décor
From their colorful linen choices, to their modern styles, it was amazing to see the gorgeous ideas that these designers they came up with.[caption id="attachment_3607" align="aligncenter" width="435"] The collaboration of shapes in this setting, combined with the pop of color used in the centerpiece make for a very unique modern/chic look[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3581" align="aligncenter" width="446"] The tree moss back drop combined with the chalk board menus and use of leaves under the table-top makes this set-up perfect for any rustic style event[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3580" align="aligncenter" width="435"] The use of glass tables combined with silver textiled back drop and gorgeous satin furniture gives this table setting an elegant, yet contemporary charm[/caption]
2. Event Technology:
The advancement in modern day technology has had a tremendous impact on today’s world. BizBash vendors featured a variety of new software and app’s geared towards the hospitality and event industry.[caption id="attachment_3582" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Newest app. allows your dinner guests to capture pictures of themselves during your dinner reception. This app then allows them to upload photos directly to your events memoir album. Guests can also browse through photos of other tables[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3579" align="aligncenter" width="471"] Newest app. from Stage Write is the latest addition to our team here at Chef’s Expressions and allows us to build an entire floor plan via IPAD. While sitting in a client meeting, we can build a seating chart, adjust table sizes, add or remove tables, chairs and more![/caption]
3. Floral Designs:
There were quiet a few designers present who specialized in unique floral designs. Great creative inspiration for future events![caption id="attachment_3590" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Living florals! Standing inside this beautiful floral arrangement is an actual person who slowly moves the limbs about to create an unbelievable floral presentation[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3585" align="aligncenter" width="359"] These purple calla lilies accent the purple table runner and napkins atop of a gorgeous glass table[/caption]
4. Creative Presentation:
As Chef’s Expressions prides ourselves on creativity, we truly admired all of the amazing presentation ideas that surrounded us. These vendors took their ideas above and beyond.[caption id="attachment_3592" align="aligncenter" width="387"] Champagne anyone? This presentation is definitely stepping out of the box when compared to your antiquated Champagne tower[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3614" align="aligncenter" width="378"] These red roses add an amazing table top presentation to the contemporary black and white décor that surrounds it[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3589" align="aligncenter" width="381"] Amazing “hookah-style” tenting set-up provided by Taj Tents[/caption]
The day concluded with a delicious lunch at BB King followed by an awesome stroll through New York’s Time Square.
[caption id="attachment_3593" align="aligncenter" width="437"] One last stroll around time-square with Melanie Brzozowski, Event Design Consultant and Anna McCoy, Marketing Specialist – Nice Selfie Ladies![/caption]
Can’t wait to see where our next Chef’s Expressions
field trip takes us!
Need more inspiration? Check out our trip to the Fancy Food Show in 2012…