Top 10 food and wine apps for event planning

Whether planning a function for 2,000 or a private event for 20, event planners are turning to mobile apps to facilitate the planning of special functions. With new food and wine apps launching daily, it is easy to become overwhelmed. The team at selects the top 10 food and wine apps for meetings and events to help with the process.

10. Wine Info is the perfect wine app for wine enthusiasts and novices alike because it offers extensive data and detailed feature set, while maintaining an easy user experience. Wondering what to serve at your next event? Browse or search through more than 1,500,000 wines and over 3,000,000 reviews.

9. Seafood Watch
Seafood Watch recommendations help you select ocean-friendly seafood at restaurants and for catered functions in the United States. The app contains current recommendations for seafood and sushi along with complete detailed information to help planners make the right choices.

8. Urbanspoon
Urbanspoon expansion collection includes restaurants throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. The ratings and reviews section allows you to select the best eateries within the country.

7. Food in 11 Languages
This handy app is a useful dictionary, offering diners to explore their menus while overseas. Whether planning a meeting in Italy, Russia, France or eight other countries, meeting attendees will be able to translate local menus.

6. Food Journal
During the planning stages for events and meetings, use this handy app to photograph each meal and tasting. You will be able to add notes and recommendations that will be used when the event comes to fruition.

5. Food Intolerances
The Food Intolerances app is a tool to assist in learning more about restricted diets due to food intolerances or allergies. It contains approximately 700 foods that are commented and rated.

4. Michelin Restaurants
Available in English, French and German, this app helps locate Michelin Restaurants. Other Michelin apps are available, such as the New York Michelin Hotels & Restaurants.

3. Vivino Wine Scanner
Keep a complete record of all of the wines you discover – whether at a tasting or during a site inspection. Now you just have to take a photo of the label, and the online data base will retrieve useful information from over 500,000 wines.

2. OpenTable
OpenTable is an easy-to-use app for making reservations at over 20,000 restaurants in the United States and Canada. You’ll be able to check menus and also determine real time availability. The GPS functionality allows you to plot available restaurants on an interactive map.

1. Wine Ratings Guide
When planning an event of any size, you’ll find their extensive wine database extremely useful. Whether at a restaurant or wine store, this app provides wine ratings, tasting notes and ideal pairings. Nirvino has also created the handy Beer Ratings Guide.

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