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Surprise & Delight Catering

Emily Sullivan (President, Emily Sullivan Events)

Location: Florentine 1

Date: Monday, February 19

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Track: Food & Beverage, Weddings & Special Events

Company Role: Catering Professionals: Operations, Sales, Marketing and Staff, Event Professionals, Culinary Professionals

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

If you find yourself thinking about ways to set yourself apart from the competition, this is just the session for you. Surprise and delight is a concept that has bounced around the marketing world, but is starting to make waves in the hospitality industry as a proven method to elevate client experience and increase referrals. In this session, Emily Sullivan will look at ways to go above and beyond your clients' expectations and surprise them around every corner with simple tricks that will keep them guessing.