Entourage Events Group is determined to produce events that elevate brands, cultivate community and leave lasting impressions through the creation of unique and memorable event experiences. With a corporate office located in Minneapolis, Entourage Events Group can host regional events in unique and historic venues. Entourage has found a way to add even more flair to events with the debut of The Kitchen this past fall. “The Kitchen is a larger-than-life, 53-foot mobile culinary concept that has capabilities unlike anything the event world has seen before,” says Nancy Jacobs, national sales and marketing director at the events group. “Available for private events, this new design by Entourage Events Group brings a full-scale catering kitchen directly to the location of your choice.”

With 5,300 square feet of space, The Kitchen is well equipped with features and amenities similar to a full-scale catering kitchen, including a walk-in freezer, refrigerator and large pop-open doors that connect guests and the chefs at work. “Customized with state-of-the-art equipment and a professional team of chefs, The Kitchen offers a truly interactive experience, showcasing the same beautiful, chefinspired cuisine and high-level service you would experience at a venue,” says Jacobs.

The Kitchen is not bound to Minnesota. Being a mobile culinary facility gives it the ability to travel across the country and create a pop-up venue just about anywhere. It can accommodate events small and large, but is most ideal for guests ranging between 300 and 3,000. Available to those guests is a full culinary menu that embraces farm-to-table freshness and seasonal menu rotations, with the ability for large-scale production and flexibility to support lifestyle, dietary and allergen requests. There is no set rate to rent The Kitchen. Instead, pricing is customized based on event style and location. Acknowledging that all events vary, Entourage Events Group will quote a rental fee and create a menu and design to fit each clients’ vision. “We are driven by our relentless passion for innovation and dedication to personal care and professional service. Your priority becomes our priority—no matter what the event, our goal is to make your experience with us an unforgettable one,” says Jacobs.

Virtual events and digital skills have become vital to the meetings and events industry like never before. As it wasn’t absolutely necessary for planners to have these skills before the pandemic, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) stepped in to help professionals obtain the skills they need to help contribute to the future of meetings and events.

 

Food trucks and meetings have gone hand in hand prior to March—but the pandemic and the resulting increase in outdoor events has launched the Andiamo Food Truck to new heights.

 

Virtual and hybrid events will be the norm for quite some time. To effectively host an event that is completely virtual or hybrid, meeting planners will need to partner with a skilled audio-visual team to provide the technical expertise and show production knowledge.