AHEAD OF THE FOOD CURVE
Looking for the unexpected to tickle both sophisticated
and jaded palates? For any type of event, the Québec City
Convention Centre creates culinary masterpieces that marry
the latest food trends with sought-after regional flavours.
Chef Gérard Michel and his culinary brigade craft eco-friendly
menus that cater to guests’ special needs, food allergies and
health issues. It’s versatility at its best.
WIN ATTENDEES’ HEARTS;WITH FOOD!
The rise in foodies is impacting how planners are designing upcoming events.
Attendees are looking for more than standard bu;et food. Québec City,
a leading reference in meetings and conventions that ranks among the 20 World’s
Best Food Cities according to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, has compiled
a list of some tasteworthy ideas that are sure to delight even the most
To start planning your meeting
in Québec City, visit :
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Photo: Marc-Antoine Jean
FOOD IDEAS FOR
YOUR NEXT EVENT
1. Eat like a local
From locally sourced
ingredients to locally crafted
fare and drinks, event
participants are looking to
truly experience a region’s
culinary prowess—all while
in all of its forms. Farm-to-the-table concepts are still
taking the event world up
2. Dietary restrictions that
are no longer “restrictive”
With more and more people
going organic, gluten free
and vegetarian, event
planners need to factor
in a variety of dietary
restrictions. But rather
than view these as
constraints, event chefs
are whipping up innovative
concoctions that can be
enjoyed by all participants
even die-hard meat lovers!
3. Up close and personal with
the kitchen and producers
Many event planners are
bringing chefs out of the
kitchen to the events,
and participants “back in
the kitchen.” Such highly
immersive dining experiences
enable participants to
actually view and talk to
a chef in action. Event
planners are also organizing
half-day trips to local farms
and producers to discover
a region’s culinary scene
in an entirely new light.
The best way to plan for a
culinary extravaganza that
is beyond your participants’
wildest expectations, is
to pinpoint exactly what
makes your participants
tick and identify a theme.
What’s more: ask your
venue for ideas! For
example, if you’re planning
an event at the Québec
City Convention Centre,
discuss with the Centre’s
representatives on the
region’s local delicacies.
Definitely food for thought!
HILTON QUÉBEC; WHERE EXPERIENCE
AND CREATIVITY GO HAND IN HAND
Rated as one of the top 50 group and meeting friendly
hotels by HotelPlanner.com and Meetings.com, the
Hilton Québec’s flexible catering & event team will meet
all special requests. The executive chef implements
a modern vision to customize your event by creating
personalized menus with fresh local products. With a
little planning, the possibilities are limitless!
IN THE HEART OF QUÉBEC’S TRENDY
Looking to truly experience Québec City’s fresh new
culinary scene? Hotel Pur Québec is located in the heart of
the Saint-Roch neighborhood, an area of the city renowned
for its trend-setting and eclectic restaurants, pubs and cafés.
Discover our featured restaurant Table, that will please your
attendees’ taste buds with its revisited and evolving menu.
Québec City is renowned for its creative mindset.
Please your tastebuds and come taste the difference
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Photo: Catherine Côté Québec City Business Destination @MeetQuebecCity