J. Scott Catering has an exciting celebration ahead—the full-service, Philadelphia-based caterer is turning 20 years old!

J. Scott Walsh, founder and president of the company, and a culinary arts graduate of Paul Smith’s College, started his catering career in his parent’s home. Then, in 1996, he opened a brick-and-mortar facility in the Malvern Shopping Center; in 2004, he moved the company to its current, 10,000-square foot location.

In addition to this exciting milestone, the company has revealed a new brand and website, which features simple, easy to-use-navigation, a number of photos for event inspiration and a venue finder, which helps customers select facilities based on criteria such as size and location.

But the company still keeps its eye on the prize—its most important goal is serving top-notch culinary delights.

 “Catering is our bread and butterour culinary staff is so talented at creating foods that hosts and guests love. It is the very main service we provide for our clients and continues to be our focus,” says Walsh. “We develop your one-of-a-kind menu, preparing it in our state-of-the-art kitchen and transporting it safely in our refrigerated trucks for cooking and further preparation on site.”

Like many hotels, Radisson Blu Mall of America has made adjustments and improvements since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to keep guests and staff healthy. The Radisson Blu team has concocted several ways to keep the food and beverage scene interesting for groups that use the property’s more than 26,300 square feet of meeting and event space. Here are a few practical solutions that caught our attention, including three with interactive moments complete with costumes, music, lights and special touches.

The Practical

 

In early March, Meeting Professionals International released a statement regarding the invasion of Ukraine: 

“In a show of support for the people of Ukraine, MPI will immediately suspend business with all companies in Russia. In addition, any plans to formalize a chapter in Russia will be paused….We remain concerned for the well-being of our community and our MPI members in Russia and Ukraine who were already seeking to climb out of the shadow of this pandemic and are now experiencing these unprecedented challenges.”

 

 Meeting Professionals International (MPI), published its 2022 Winter Meetings Outlook, a quarterly report that identifies new trends and innovations. 

Among its findings: