Security and Other Areas to Consider When Planning an Event

When you are in charge of an event, there are so many details to take care of. From publicizing and recruiting people for the event to arranging logistics and security services in Denver, there is more to plan than one person can reasonably manage alone. When planning an event, it is important to establish a committee and a master plan. Following are five areas to consider when creating a master plan:

· Main goal and objectives

· Administrative functions

· Publicity

· Sponsors

· Venue and logistics

Main Goal and Objectives

Even if the event is an annual affair, and you think that everyone knows why you are holding the event, it is still important to review the main goal and make sure everyone is on the same page. If you don’t have a clear goal, then your committee should define it before you move on. A main goal and objectives are the foundation for every decision that will be made.

Administrative Functions

Each event should have an individual appointed to handle all the administrative functions, otherwise, there is too much chaos. The administrative functions include such things as tracking contact information for participants, staff, and guests as well as tracking the budget, coordinating with vendors, etc.


You can have a fabulous race or concert planned, but if no one comes, it will fail. When you think about a committee chair over publicity, consider someone who is familiar with many different styles of publicity. Depending on your target audience, you should consider using both traditional methods and online methods of delivering your message.


From large community races to small PTA carnivals, all events can benefit from sponsors. Not only do sponsors help fund the event, but they can offer great services such as publicity, participants, judges, volunteers, and so forth.

Venues and Logistics

There is more to consider when arranging logistics than simply which building is available on the date you have selected. For example, you need to consider such things as how expensive the location is to rent, the atmosphere it provides, parking for your guests, alternative resources for outdoor events in case of inclement weather, and security services in Denver.
*This is a guest post provided to LIFE AS A WAHM for its readers.

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3rd Umami Culinary Challenge


Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation is ushering the New Year with a grand culinary competition that will showcase the creativeness, innovativeness, culinary skills and mastery of over 300 aspiring Filipino chefs.


The Ajinomoto 3rd Umami Culinary Challenge (3Rd UCC) : The Battle for the Umami Bowl will be held on January 20, 2012 at the SMX Convention Center. It is an interschool, multi-category culinary competition that focuses on Umami, the 5th Basic Taste. Participants from 29 universities and colleges that offer HRM courses and from 5 prestigious culinary schools will complete in this year’s exciting culinary and non-culinary categories.

An impressive line up of judges from various fields related to food will pick out the best of the best. These renowned culinary luminaries include: Sandy Daza (Inquirer columnist and TV show host), Chef Babes Austria (Executive Chef of Taal Vista Hotel and former Executive Chef of Malacañang Palace), Chef James Antolin (Vice President of Pastry Alliance of the Philippines), Chef Day Salonga and Chef Mon Acosta (Chef Consultants for opening new restaurants), Nina Daza-Puyat (Editor in Chief, Appetite Magazine), Chef Seiji Kamura (Executive Chef and owner of Mogu Japanese Restaurant), Vicky Alejandrino, (Head of Quality Assurance and Commissary for the Pancake House Group), Chef Colin McKay (Executive Chef and owner of Sala Restaurant Group) and Tetta Arroyo (Travel and Food Writer) among others.

Seminars on new trends and techniques will also be held for the benefit of those who are interested in developing their culinary skills.

The Ajinomoto 3rd Umami Culinary Challenge is a collaboration of organizations which strongly support the development of the Philippine culinary scene, among them are Glutamate Association of the Philippines (GAP), Elba, Whirlpool/Fujidenzo, Masflex, PR Gaz, Meat and Livestock Australia, and Anvil Publishing and media partners GMA 7, Appetite Magazine, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inquirer Libre and PR Moms Network.