I am sure that I speak for most when I say that dessert is definitely the most important part of a meal…at least when the meal is awarded to you by your company for a years’ worth of excellent work! I am sure that I speak for most when I say that dessert is definitely the most important part of a meal…at least when the meal is awarded to you by your company for a years’ worth of excellent work! About a week or so ago, Paragon Events coordinated a “Hospital of the Year Luncheon” in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was a fairly simple event to coordinate, and there really wasn’t much that could go wrong. As a co-worker and I helped our client prepare for his opening remarks, we grabbed our Banquet Captain and his BEO’s and double checked what was on the menu for lunch. Our client decided that he would share what was in store for the group during his opening statements… “We have London broil for lunch, and better yet…Cheesecake for dessert!” The crowd went wild! One might have thought that cheesecake was better than gold…considering the reaction. So as the luncheon proceeded it was called to our attention that cheesecake was never on the menu, never supposed to be served, and the hotel definitely didn’t have enough for our group! In all actuality, our cheesecake…was for the other group in house. As the hotel staff began serving the final course of the meal, they served about half of the crowd cheesecake and the other half black forest cake. When half of the room received their black forest cake, you could just see the disappointment in their faces. Some even refused the tasty treats! Thankfully in our travels around the town the day before we had stumbled upon an actual Cheesecake Factory (not the restaurant, but a factory of the much sought after dessert!) We received approval from our client to order a few cakes and have them delivered to the Hospital the next afternoon. We were able to do all of this before the luncheon concluded, and our client was able to make the announcement to the crowd! Once again the crowd roared in excitement…and it just proves my theory that dessert is definitely the most important part of a meal!