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OPERATIONS
Booking Catering and Facility Rental
Plan for a busy winter party season
Story Nora Caley Photo Josh Keown
T
he winter holidays are just
around the corner. Even
though the weather is still
warm and no one has fi nished their
gift shopping yet, people are eagerly
booking parties for fourth quarter.
Pizzeria owners say there has been
an uptick in bookings for catering
orders and private dining room
rentals, so they are making sure their
calendars are full and their staff s are
ready.
It's never too early to start promoting
a pizzeria's catering capabilities
or facility rental. " Late summer and
early fall is where the bulk of the
holiday party planning and promoting
begins, " says Niki Miller, director
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of events for Uptown Hospitality
Group in Charleston, South Carolina.
" Everyone wants to eat, drink
and be merry. "
Among Uptown Hospitality
Group's restaurants is Uptown
Social, which serves pizzas crafted
by Anthony Falco, International
Pizza Consultant. Th e restaurant
hosted over 200 events during the
fi rst half of 2022, and Miller expects
the winter holiday season to be very
busy, with every Th ursday to Saturday
booked, plus an occasional weekday
event.
For the holidays, the group outfi ts
the venues with lights and garland.
Th at lends some holiday spirit, and
makes the place photo-worthy. " In
our social media posts, we tend to
post past seasons events and the
amazing memories that were made as
well as showcasing our festive d├ęcor, "
Miller says. " Th ese posts always get
clients excited and thinking about
planning their next event. " Miller
also reaches out to the previous year's
clients early, giving them fi rst choice
of booking again.
For some, the challenge is
getting people to think about
throwing the party downtown,
which in many cities is still sparsely
populated during this phase of the
pandemic. Th e restaurant Zero Zero
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Pizza Today - September 2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - September 2022

Commentary
Digital
Conversation
Mike's Monthly Tip
Man on the Street
Building Blocks
On Deck
Knead to Know
Destinations
Holiday Gift Cards
Pyramid of Hospitality
It's a Party Season
Veggie Pizzas
Versatile Pasta Shapes
Seafood Pizzas
Seafood Pizza
End-of-Year Tax Prep
National Pizza Month Planning
A Pizza and Pasta Northeast Preview
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Expo Spotlight
Pizza Today - September 2022 - CT1
Pizza Today - September 2022 - CT2
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Cover1
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Cover2
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Commentary
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 4
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 5
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 6
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 7
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Digital
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 9
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Conversation
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 11
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Mike's Monthly Tip
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 13
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Man on the Street
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 15
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Building Blocks
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 17
Pizza Today - September 2022 - On Deck
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 19
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Knead to Know
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 21
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 22
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 23
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Destinations
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 25
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Holiday Gift Cards
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 27
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 28
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 29
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Pyramid of Hospitality
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 31
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 32
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 33
Pizza Today - September 2022 - It's a Party Season
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 35
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Veggie Pizzas
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 37
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Versatile Pasta Shapes
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 39
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 40
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 41
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Seafood Pizza
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 43
Pizza Today - September 2022 - End-of-Year Tax Prep
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 45
Pizza Today - September 2022 - National Pizza Month Planning
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 47
Pizza Today - September 2022 - A Pizza and Pasta Northeast Preview
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 49
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Product Showcase
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 51
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Pizza Today Yellow Pages
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Pizza Today - September 2022 - The Marketplace
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Pizza Today - September 2022 - Expo Spotlight
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