Hi. Will you tell us who you are and what is your position at Gracie’s?
My name is Kendal. I am the Private Events Coordinator at Gracie’s and I started in September 2014.
What do you like the most about working here?
I think it says a lot when you wake up genuinely excited to go to work every day. I truly enjoy every part of working at Gracie’s, but I cannot say enough about the team. From the moment I started, there was this overwhelming sense of welcome. The eagerness to teach me every aspect, from our mission to properly aligning a simple place setting, gave me insight into the passion they possess for creating a memorable dining experience for every guest that walks through the door. As an event planner, executing details to perfection is what I strive for, so to have a team that takes such pride in all that they do sets us up for success.
Is there a favorite item or tool that is essential to your job?
Detail sheets. Planning hundreds of events throughout the year, staying organized is crucial to ensure that all of them run smoothly. Each client has a unique vision and this tool allows me to keep all of the information compiled in one place. No matter how small it may seem, having every detail is imperative to provide flawless service for all of our events.
I am a social butterfly. When I’m not working, I am most likely out and about spending time with my wonderful family, friends, and boyfriend. Specifically, I enjoy trying new foods, exploring new places and can never pass up a night out dancing. I love sports and currently play soccer in a coed indoor league.
If it’s football season, you can find me at a sports pub cheering on the Patriots. During the summer, I am usually soaking up rays on my deck or at the beach. I also engage in marathon cuddle sessions with my cat, Ciadeaux (pronounced shadow).
What is your favorite food?
Lobster. Simply boiled with melted butter and fresh lemon wedges on the side. Give me some lobster crackers and I am ready to attack! I am proud to say that I have consumed a four pound lobster in one sitting.
What is your favorite drink?
My go to cocktail is an extra dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives.
What is your favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Ben & Jerry’s “Half Baked”. Chocolate chip cookie dough AND brownie batter? This should be illegal!
What is your hidden talent?
Let’s just say, I have been called a pool shark on more than one occasion.
What are you afraid of?
Elevators. It’s not an “I can’t use them phobia”, but they freak me out. The idea of a small confined box that’s maneuvered by cables just doesn’t feel safe whatsoever. I think I may have developed this fear from going on the Tower of Terror ride at Disney too many times as a kid!
What 3 things would you bring to a desert island?
- Survival Kit – I would need all the essentials (knife, fire starter, etc.)
- Bear Grylls – He knows everything about survival. Who better to be stranded with?
- My Pillow – I will always value a good night’s rest, desert island or not.
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