Serving Up Hope, hosted by the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado (MIC) since 1994, gives meeting industry professionals the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and give back to the greater community. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event returns on Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield.
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Beautiful culinary art at Monarch Casino Resort Spa's food station.
Photo by Maria Bea Photography.
Thirteen meetings industry-related organizations joined forces as the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado to coordinate and host the 24th annual Serving Up Hope Luncheon on Nov. 7 at Denver Mart. More than 700 industry professionals attended and raised more than $30,000 for Food Bank of the Rockies’ Denver’s Table program. Food sta - tions receiving awards included Marriott Denver Tech Center for Best Appetizer, Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel for Best Entrée, Rialto Cafe for Best Dessert, and Scratch Catering Services for People’s Choice.
Recently, I wrote about examples of two lodging properties’ impactful ways to give back. Colorado’s meeting and event industry associations also are champions of good causes, including the National Association of Catering and Events - Greater Denver Chapter’s first-ever Bunks to Backpacks on Aug. 8 at Four Mile Historic Park from 4 – 9 p.m.