If you’re anything like me, you show up to networking events starving. The end of the day barreled toward you and there was no time to eat a snack. After all, there will be food at the event, right? You get to the event and the first thing you do after getting a name badge is scout the food and drink situation. Is it a buffet? Passed appetizers? You’re starving, and while you should be focused on shaking hands and collecting business cards, you can’t do anything until you eat. And herein comes the challenge. You’re weighed down by a purse, laptop bag, or book bag, you’ve got a drink in one hand, and the other hand free to meet people and take cards, but food beckons. Networking events have gotten better and better at facilitating connections, but often don’t think through how attendees will navigate the event while eating and drinking. Until someone creates a networking purse, complete with a cup holder and food tray, the best way to keep attendees comfort in mind comes down to the food you choose to serve and how you serve it.