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Friday, March 4, 2011

what's the buzz?... catering internet forums, catering blogs + catering social networking cheat sheet

What's The Buzz....
Keeping Up with Catering Internet Forums,
Blogs + Social Networking

an Internet 
and Catering Social Media 
Cheat Sheet
for Caterers by Caterers


Need to understand what social media is all about and how to use it for your catering bussiness?   

get buzzing + come join 
the "caterBuzz group" on facebook...

+ learn how to utilize Social Media 
for "peer to peer catering networking" 
as well as client marketing and more...

Email your name, company name, location and website address to queenbee@caterbuzz.com - along with a short bio of your professional catering and event experience.  

Here are some  valuable 
resources for fantastic 
"peer to peer 
catering networking" 
on the web.


How to find Caterbuzz online
 click here for facebook link to Caterbuzz Facebook Group -

(or  while on your facebook account,
search for "Caterbuzz" GROUP  + request to join )

or facebook friend the queenbee of Caterbuzz, Lisa Teiger
and ask her to invite you to join.

You must be logged into your facebook account to join.

The Caterbuzz group is a private members only facebook group for catering and event professionals that allows for private + active  peer to peer global catering + event professional interaction/sharing.  With over 450 members + growing daily, links to things of interest to caterers, detailed photos posted. along with  professional level targeted discussions happening daily, it's fast becoming THE social media hub for experienced caterers around the globe.

If you are reading this, you have already landed on the informative caterbuzz ezine and blog but here's the link just in case.

Caterbuzz Blog /E-zine

Other Great Internet 
Catering Forums, Education and Communities

Catersource Forums - click on the caterer to cater and chefs corners sections for current discussions

ChefTalk Professional Food Service Forums 
includes three great resources + more... Professional  Catering Forum, Professional Chefs Forum and Professional Pastry Chefs Forum sections
 Catering Forum -

Chef 2 Chef Professional Catering Forums - click on the catering forum, although there are other sections that might be of interest to catering professionals as well.

Education,
Blogging, 
and 
Social Media 
Networking Resources


Education

The Catersource Annual Convention and Tradeshow -  monthly magazine, on line catering forum, educational seminars and yearly tradeshow dedicated to the education and growth of the professional caterer.

The International Caterers Association (ICA)
you must be a member to see their forums but you can find caterers from around the globe in their directory and information/sign up for email updates about great education programs such as CaterArts - chef driven catering education.

Blogging 
 Google's Blogger + Blogspot - Got to love them...The easiest way to get a blog up and running quickly - http://www.blogger.com/

Wordpress – a powerful and flexible blogging software platform - http://wordpress.org/

Social Media Networking Resources
Twitter – Tweeting Your message/photo in 140 words or less....connect with clients, vendors, event professionals + friends around the world
- http://twitter.com/

Facebook – FB You do have a Facebook page, right? - connect both professionally + personally (ask us first before you start facebooking for some does and don'ts + for help to create a FB company page)
http://www.facebook.com/

Linked In - as place to connect for business to business interaction.  Linkedin is also a good spot to have clients and colleague give you a referral or reference that can be accessed on line or linked by you in email signature lines or proposals.
http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=what_is_linkedin

Want to join caterbuzz on facebook...
and learn how to utilize Social Media for peer to peer professional networking as well as client marketing and more???

Email your name, company name, location and website address to queenbee@caterbuzz.com - along with a short bio of your professional catering and event experience.

Please put “Caterbuzz  Social Media” in the subject line

See you on the Buzz!

here's some examples
of fabulous catering eye candy + photos
posted by caterers globally
that you will be able to  see
and discuss on the caterbuzz forum,

pushupcakepops.com by Caterbuzz Member Dianne McNutly

pushupcakepops.com a new trend for weddings

Kim Lauria, Elegant Touch Catering, Altamont, NY


Dianne Evans, Best Catered Events, Baton Rouge, La.

Dianne Evans, Best Catered Events, Baton Rouge, La.

Kim Lauria, Elegant Touch Catering, Altamont, NY



David Paquet, Niagara Gourmet Catering, Niagara on the Lake, Canada

Lisa Teiger, Cuisinetc Catering + Events, NYC

David Paquet, Niagara Gourmet Catering, Niagara on the Lake, Canada

Linda Omura, Cherry Tree Catering, Michigan


Shelly Moore, Michigan

John Homrighausen, Americana Catering, Houston, Texas


Kim Hansen, Kimberly's Catering, Santa Cruz, Ca.




Lisa Teiger, 
Queen Bee, 
Caterbuzz Founder 
+ Forum Moderator

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