SENFC now has a YouTube Channel. Watch recent educational programs.

Our Next SENFC Events


March 21st, 2023

@ 4:00pm ET

SENFC Virtual Education Program: "The Latest Food Trends That Are Taking Center Stage At Events!"



April 11th, 2023

@ 4:00pm ET

In conjunction with Food Waste Prevention Week, SENFC presents a Virtual Education Program "Zero Food Waste at Large Scale Events!"


Join an SENFC committee and become engaged in re-imagining meetings and events, and inspiring the industry to adopt sustainable practices.  

Volunteers are at the core of SENFC and they are truly empowered when they come together and work as committees. Contact us if you would like to become more involved on one of these committees.




Zero Food Waste


The Sustainable Events Network, Florida & Caribbean

is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity and can accept tax deductible donations

Click HERE to learn more...



New Member

Susan Fitzgerald - Huddle Agency LLC


Festival and Outdoor Events Organizers

The Aqueduct Water System is gravity-fed potable water delivery  that allows a large volume of potable drinking water to be conveniently transported, stored, and dispensed, within a relatively small footprint. Not only is it important for all of humanity to have clean drinking water, but we must also place equal value on the importance of convenience, and availability, of drinking water.

SENFC has a sample system as shown on the left which is FREE to borrow for any SENFC Member from its storage in Vero Beach.  Borrower must provide transport from and return plus the full 5 gallon water containers.  No electricity required and very easy to install and use.  Go to or contact Chad Midnight for more information on the system and to arrange use.  

Food Recovery at the

PGA Honda Classic in Palm Beach

"90 large trays of delicious, prepared food were rescued over the 5 day span of this prestigious golf tournament which took place Feb. 22-26 at PGA Resort.  Waste Management, in partnership with the SENFC Zero Food Waste Committee, planned for daily food rescues which benefited two local charities:  Faith Farm Ministries and CROS Ministries.  SENFC was pleased to collaborate with MEANS Database on the pick-ups for CROS Ministries, allowing for more food to feed our local community."

This Matters! 

Can we help with your event?

And Learn how to be a sustainability enthusiast and advocate

SENFC now has a YouTube Channel 

Watch recent educational programs.

SENFC at Broward County's


SENFC board members Joanna Berens and Xavier DeRoos talked about zero food waste and composting at Broward County’s annual “Water Matters Day” on March 11th. 

Calendar of Events

March 21, 2023 (4:00pm ET) - SENFC Virtual Educational Program "The Latest Food Trends That Are Taking Center Stage At Events"  Register

March 30, 2023 - Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) Learn more

April 8, 2023 (10:00am-1:00pm) - Green Economy Fair (sponsored by the North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce)  Learn more

April 10-16, 2023 - Food Waste Prevention Week - Get Involved  Learn more

April 11, 2023 (3:00-4:00 pm ET) - SENFC Webinars "Zero Food Waste at Large Scale Events" (4:15-5:00 pm ET) "We Knead to Dough Better! - International Recipes using Leftover Bread and Grains"(associated with Food Waste Prevention Week)   Register

April 20, 2023 (7:00pm) - Green Tie Affair (sponsored by the North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce)  Learn more and Register

April 22, 2023 - Earth Day  Learn more

May 4, 2023 (4:00pm) SENFC Virtual Networking on Sustainability:  "Share Your Event Composting Successes (or Failures!)"  Register

Tips for Sustainable Hospitality Suites  as discussed at the SENFC Virtual Networking on March 2nd, 2023

  • Switch to bulk, non-packaged snacks. 
  • Use digital meeting info instead of passing out papers for everyone.
  • Ensure zero food waste through ordering and food rescue
  • Talk to the chef from venue and discuss their sustainability process and let the chef drive the menu.
  • Make sure that there is a plan to compost appropriately. Small scale composting for events is infinitely easier than larger events.
  • Prohibit plastic water bottles. Encourage personal reusable water bottles and have water stations
  • Important that sustainability is in the discussion process with everyone involved from day one. 

Florida Food Recovery Coalition

Less Waste. Feed Florida

The Florida Food Recovery Coalition utilizes local community connections and an established state-wide network to increase food security, reduce food waste and protect the environment. Through partnerships  with over 85 organizations in government, non-profit, and private sectors, FFRC champions the vision of reducing waste and feeding Floridians.  SENFC is proud to be a Partner.  Learn more 

FIU is seeking a Mega Events and Events Management Open Rank

Teaching Professor 

The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at FIU is seeking an open rank teaching Professor of Hospitality specializing in Mega Events and/or Events Management to teach graduate and undergraduate hospitality courses per assigned teaching schedule each semester; to engage with the community, industry, and relevant partners through service and leadership roles, speaking engagements and student-engagement activities; to participate in department and university-wide events or projects, as designated; to serve on academic or administrative committees such as student development, curriculum, search and screen committees, as designated; as well as to assist school administration with curriculum development and program review procedures, as designated. Learn more

Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good. 

Beaches Go Green, A SENFC Partner,

Receives Community Awards

Beaches Go Green & its awesome volunteers were recognized by 2 different organizations with 3 different awards for environmental education contributions to the community. 


  • Keep Jacksonville Beautiful/ City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board (EPB) awarded BGG an "Organization Impact" award.
  • Anne Marie Moquin, founder & ED of BGG was awarded the "Jake Godbold" award. The Mayor Jake M. Godbold award is presented to "an individual who has consistently demonstrated community advocacy and environmental stewardship."
  • In a separate event & ceremony, Tobacco Free Jacksonville awarded Beaches Go Green a "Community Impact Award* for helping to reduce tobacco litter & advocating for tobacco-FREE beach & park ordinances.

Hotel Buffets Have Returned and Evolved:

Going Local and Sustainable?

Buffets are not immune from the prevailing trends of local and sustainable items.

“We are winning if we can connect them to the local community through our food and beverage offerings,” Richard Garcia, senior vice president of food and beverage at Remington Hotels said.

Adam Crocini, senior vice president and global head, food and beverage, at Hilton said 32% of guests surveyed said they will prioritize locally sourced food and beverage in 2023. Though morning dishes such as avocado toast, grain bowls and smoothies are new to the hotel food scene, guests now expect these healthier items. An increased interest in healthier food and beverage offerings has also prompted Homewood Suites by Hilton to replace 80% of the high-calorie products such as soda, chips and cookies with more nutrient-rich and wellness-minded options.

As for sustainability, Chris Lorino, senior vice president of operations for hotel management company First Hospitality said hotel employees are focused on replenishing and preparing only what is needed; using induction warmers versus fuel heaters that get discarded to landfills; and using biodegradable plates, cups, straws and stirrer products whenever possible. Read more from CoStar