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Kelli Harrison

Director of Sales

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#breakfastattiffanysplanner

Ask me about my 117lb dog

When and Where were you born? November 20th in Reading, PA

What is your favorite CW recipe? - BBQ Short Rib Bao Bun

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Pennsylvania and lived in Philadelphia where I met VJ and we moved to New Jersey for 2 years before moving to Apex in 2006.

What is your favorite part of your job at Catering Works? I enjoying working with the different groups of people and different types of events.

What are your hobbies outside work? I have three girls that we love to travel with as well as visiting the local festivals in the area. I enjoy some me-time at the gym or getting a manicure and pedicure.

What is the most memorable event you ever planned? A 1000 person party at the Arboretum under a beautiful sail cloth tent on a gorgeous September Night.

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Pam Walklet

Catering & Event Consultant

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Ask me about my daughter’s vehicle

When and Where were you born?  I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii sometime around the time it became a US State.  That’s all I’m sayin’…

What is your favorite CW recipe?  Love, Love, love the salted caramel shortbread bars!

Did you ever live anywhere else in the states, and what is your past work experience?  I was primarily raised in the SF Bay Area.  My dad was a ‘traveling salesman’ so we moved around quite a bit growing up.  After Hawaii, we lived in Washington state to Calgary Canada (dad was native Canadian), Oshawa Ontario, and finally to California.  I have always loved to bake and started dabbling in desserts at fairly young age.  Kept that energy and passion for food going through my educational years and worked in various food establishments, including Bridges (fun fact:  as seen in Mrs. Doubtfire).  And here I am in Raleigh – as they say, “the rest is history”

What is your favorite part of your job at Catering Works?  I love the people I work with and the family atmosphere created here.  My clients are ever-changing and they keep the daily dynamics crazy and fun.

What are your hobbies outside work?  I still love to bake!  Very passionate about my walks – with and without borrowed pups in tow.  I have a new affinity for sipping Bourbon and an addition to the bucket list – a visit to the Kentucky Bourbon trail!

What is the most memorable event you ever planned?  I have a wonderful client who plans a large client appreciation ‘picnic’ in his garden-perfect backyard every Spring.  Without fail it storms and rains buckets during set up and then clears to beautiful skies for his guests to enjoy his hospitality

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Nicole Flynn

Catering & Event Consultant

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#PartyPlanningCommittee

Ask me about my favorite place to travel!

When and Where were you born? Silver Spring, Maryland on September 20th. 

What is your favorite CW recipe? A tie between the beef filet with gorgonzola cream & our roasted vegetable flatbreads.

What is your past work experience? Before working with Catering Works, I worked with State Farm Insurance as a property, casualty, life & health insurance agent. I decided one day that the industry wasn’t for me. Most people don’t enjoy paying for their insurance, so I wanted to work in a field where my clients are happy and excited about what they’re planning! Enter – Catering Works! I started on the events team as an Event Manager to get to know the in’s and out’s of how an event runs and transitioned into the sales and planning side where I’ve been working for around 7 years!

What is your favorite part of your job at Catering Works? My clients! I love getting to work with such a diverse group of people with corporate events, weddings and families planning special days to celebrate. I love following couples through their lives on social media from the wedding, to getting a dog, buying a home, starting a family, etc.

What are your hobbies outside work? I love to travel first and foremost. I really enjoy seeing new places and soaking up the sun in new to me tropical locations. Getting to try food in other cultures is so exciting and important to me. That is the fun of traveling! I also love to spend time with my family and two sweet little nephews Christopher & Easton. We love spending summers together on the boat at Lake Gaston, playing softball, and grilling out! If I’m not jet-setting or at Lake Gaston, you’ll find me snuggling on the couch watching The Office with my sweet little cat, Tito.

What is the most memorable event you ever planned? Campaign Launch Gala – whew what a whirlwind! So much food, fun, design, laughter, and tears. I even have a book of the event in my office to remind myself of how kickass my team is! We truly can’t succeed at events alone. It’s such a team effort and I am truly lucky of the team working next to me. 

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LeeAnn Spaulding

Catering & Event Consultant

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#wildcard

Ask me about What happens at 4:55pm M-F

When and Where were you born? March 7th in Raleigh, NC

What is your favorite CW recipe? California Chicken & Pasta

What is your past work experience? I have worked in events/sales/customer service for most of my life. I worked at Marbles Kids Museum for 6 years; with 3 of those years working in sales of birthday parties and facility rentals. I have been involved in planning events such as children’s birthday parties, corporate receptions, baby showers to weddings. I have been with Catering Works for a little over a year and have coordinated office lunches, office receptions, social gatherings; whether in a client’s personal home or in their office and many other limited service (Helping Hands) events. As a child I was always fascinated with hotels and always knew that I wanted to work within the events/hospitality industry.  

What is your favorite part of your job at Catering Works? Putting together a great menu for a client and the people that I get to work with every day.

What are your hobbies outside work? I enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, watching and going to sporting events and relaxing on my days off.

What is the most memorable event you ever planned? With most of my clients being corporate and needing limited service, my most memorable events are all the events that include my clients and their guests be satisfied with the food/service that is provided. In my experience, I have learned that CEO’s can be hard to please!

 

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Kayla Miles

Catering & Event Consultant

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#practicemakesprogress

Ask me about my: Corgi Molly and the story of how I got her (IG: @mollythesmolly)

When and Where were you born? August 25th in Montgomery, Alabama

What is your favorite CW recipe? Scallop and Mango Ceviche

What is your past work experience? I started in the hospitality industry early - my very first job was working at a wedding venue on weekends when I was only 15. I have worked at the University of Alabama football stadium, have been in foodservice for a total of 8 years and have been in catering sales for a total of 6 years.

What is your favorite part of your job at Catering Works? Every day is different- love that! And meeting and working with the sweetest clients and vendors! 

What are your hobbies outside work? Spending time with my husband Jake and my dog Molly, brunching with girlfriends and going to as many concerts/live music shows as possible.

What is the most memorable event you've planned? A 1000+ person plated dinner for city officials from all over the state on the court and club area of the University of Alabama basketball stadium. I was in charge of securing, coordinating, distributing and tracking the rentals of plates, glassware, flatware, linens, tables, and chairs. We sourced from 4 different rental companies across the state so I also had to make sure it all got back to the right places!

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Leah Murphy

Sales Assistant

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#hereforagoodtime

Ask me about my: Sailing adventures!

When and where were you born? Durham, NC on December 29th

What is your favorite CW recipe? Hard to choose, but I’d say the salmon with lemon caper sauce!

What is your favorite part about your job? The people. Everyone who works at CW is amazing in their own way, as well as our clients. We get the opportunity to connect with so many amazing people, not to mention I ran into Akon at one of my events! 

What is your past work experience? I was a server for 6 years, I've always been drawn to fast pace environments. 

What are your hobbies outside of work? I love to box, do Muay Thai & BJJ. Many people think it's scary environment, but my trainers are some of the nicest people & let me tell you, it's an amazing workout! I also enjoy to sail when I have time to make it out to the lake. I have a 28 foot lancer on Kerr Lake, and she's my pride & joy! 

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