Not only does food play a vital part in most experiences we have, it plays a very big part in how we feel during our experiences.

We all know how much we look forward to the refreshments breaks at a meeting or conference, they offer the chance to enjoy a pause in the day to refuel and refocus for the next session. 

Long gone are the days of bland beige “conference carbs” and the post-lunch-slump that they bring. Hand Picked Hotels are leading the way in fresh, local, seasonal offerings to delight delegates and make food breaks a highlight of your event.

When thinking about the food offering for your event we will help you to make sure it is nutritious, varied, plentiful, and ideally in a mix of formal and informal settings.  

Think carefully about who is attending the event and what type of food will be most attractive to them. Are they used to hearty substantial meals, or would they prefer lighter or plant based meals?

Think about how much time to allocate for meals and whether they will work best as quick in meeting room events or traditional sit down meals, or a mix of both.  Consider adding a fun or experiential element to the food and drinks, eg sharing platters, build your own burger or fajita, gin tasting or cocktail masterclass.

With many delegates rushing to get to the venue breakfast can be forgotten and attention spans can wane during the first meeting as stomachs start to rumble! With this in mind our Classic DDR+ package now includes a complimentary welcome breakfast of fruit and Greek yogurt pots, freshly baked croissants and smoothies for a sweet, savoury and healthy kick start to the day.  

All this is on top of our standard offering of classic locally-inspired morning and afternoon snacks, tea, coffee and filtered water refreshed throughout the day, plus a variety of nutritious lunch options from vibrant salads to wholesome wraps and hearty bowls of hot and cold.