Ratio Bakeshop | Atlanta |
Ask your venue’s kitchen to use whatever local berries are in season to make tarts like this with just a few simple, fresh ingredients.
Photo credit: Nan McCulloch
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Duff’s Cakemix | Los Angeles |
The eponymous bakery of Duff Goldman, star of Food Network’s “Charm City Cakes,” makes small and large versions of its popular cake in a jar. Have your catering team make a custom version by layering cake pieces, frosting and toppings in a jar with a sticker bearing your association or conference’s logo.
Photo credit: Duff's Cakemix
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Back to Eden Bakery | Portland, Oregon |
All of the colorful offerings at this Portland neighborhood bakery are gluten-free and plant-based, and many of its products are also safe for those who avoid soy, dairy or sugar—proving it’s possible for gluten-free to not taste like it. An estimated 1 percent of Americans have Celiac disease, but many more are following gluten-free diets for health reasons.
Photo credit: Back to Eden Bakery
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Zayna Bakes | Chicago |
Zayna married cookies with muffins to come up with cuffins, in flavors like s’mores, Nutella and PB&J.
Photo credit: Zayna Bakes
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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe | Incline Village, Nevada |
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe’s coffee break offerings play off the alpine theme of its locale. The hotel serves these dark chocolate truffle bars with a shortbread crust alongside hot chocolate, gingerbread biscotti and house-made dark chocolates.
Photo credit: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino
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DiAmano Chocolate | Atlanta |
Made of dark chocolate swirled with peanut butter and topped with pink Himalayan sea salt, this sophisticated take on chocolate, packed with brain-boosting flavonols, can improve performance and alertness—and pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee.
Photo credit: DiAmano Chocolate
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Star Provisions | Atlanta |
These pastries are a crossover of a doughnut with a croissant to create the dossant (drawing inspiration from the cronut, Dominique Ansel Bakery’s trademarked pastry).
Photo credit: Star Provisions
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Pistacia Vera | Columbus, Ohio |
These popular meringue-based confections are made with eggs, sugar and ground almond, making them a light bite. Try serving them stacked on cake stands of various heights or lined up by color on long white trays; or bag them up in small packages to leave in guests’ rooms.
Photo credit: Shutterglass
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Caribou Coffee | Multiple Locations |
These recently released mini doughnut muffins unify, well, you know.
Photo credit: Caribou Coffee
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Katalina’s | Columbus, Ohio |
When you want to serve pancakes as a grab-and-go option, try pancake balls.
The legendary treats shown here are from Katalina’s. Described as “among the most incredible foods on the planet” by one source, they’re stuffed with Nutella, fresh strawberries or dulce de leche.
Photo credit: Raquib Ahmed
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The Westin St. Francis | San Francisco |
During a breakfast break at the Coupa Conference in San Francisco, chefs at
The Westin St. Francis blended healthy fruit smoothies and served them in easy-to-drink tubes that could be passed quickly to large crowds. Other unique offerings included smoked salmon on mini bagels and waffle cones filled with fruit.
Photo credit: Gene X Hwang/Orange Photography
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Rye | New York |
Made with whole-wheat flour, oats, low-glycemic coconut sugar and no preservatives, plus nuts, fruits and dark chocolate, these crowd-pleasers made it into this year’s Grammy Awards swag bag. They come in eight flavors and can be ordered online.
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