• Roaming Hunger Brings Food Truck Catering to the Office

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

Roaming Hunger makes it fast and simple for anyone to book the best food trucks around for any event, including company meetings. With more than 9,000 food truck vendors to choose from, the company just launched its new in-office food truck catering program that allows customers to order their favorites in advance and voila: Gourmet meals are delivered right to your meeting or luncheon. All you have to do is let them know how many to account for and what type of food you want 48 hours in advance. If that wasn’t easy enough, Roaming Hunger works around company schedules to ensure food is delivered on time.

Roaming Hunger can also accommodate larger conventions, concerts or corporate gatherings. “Food is becoming a critical component of any successful event,” says Ross Resnick, CEO and founder of Roaming Hunger. “Roaming Hunger exists to make sure meeting planners win over attendees through their stomachs and get people talking about your event in a very positive way.”  

The CDC defines close contact as within six feet or less, for 15 minutes or more with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. At gatherings of many kinds, contact tracing is used to trace the people that someone has come into contact with, before they learn that they have tested positive. This allows the people that the sick person came into contact with to be aware of the situation, and to make health-informed choices. 

 

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.

 

Chances are, you won’t know you’re living through history until it’s too late. It’s already happening. A chain reaction has been set in motion and the ground has begun to slide beneath your feet.

This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. As a global pandemic sent the world reeling, planners were left grasping for footholds as the event industry was brought to a standstill, and many of the most fundamental elements of live meetings and events were cast in a new light.