On The Mark! –
I had to start out with a diva, my friend Meryl Snow of Feastivities Events…Â
She’s a ball of fire!
Being that Feastivities has won acclaim from nearly every associations across the catering, wedding and special events industry I couldn’t think of a better place to start.
The girl can throw a party – and I am fortunate enough to work with them several times a year!
So here’s the dish:
Name: Meryl SnowÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Business Name: Feastivities Events
Years in Business: 21Â Â
QOH: How did you get started in the catering business?
MS: I was brought up in the restaurant business. Itâ€™s just in my veins. Catering was a natural evolution for me, the excitement of every event from concept to completion.
QOH: What is the highlight of your catering career so far?
MS: Believe it or not, itâ€™s not about all of the awards the company has received, more so is the recognition from our industry peers.
QOH: Tell us something about you that most people wouldnâ€™t know.
MS: Hmmm- good or bad, Iâ€™m such an open book; I donâ€™t think there is anything that people donâ€™t know.Â
QOH: What is one common mistake you see brides make in regard to catering?
MS: Not being adventurous with planning their menu. They seemed to be too concerned in pleasing the masses instead of staging their personal tastes.
QOH:What is your favorite food?
MS: Really? Donâ€™t laugh; Iâ€™m a bit embarrassed to say- but its bread, any kind and in any form.Â
QOH: What is your favorite restaurant?
MS: My favorite restaurant is in a small town in Italy, I donâ€™t get there too often but the bread is fab!
QOH: OK, how about local restaurant?Â
MS: -too many to mention.
QOH: What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?
MS:Â Photography – it’s another artistic expression that totally excites me.
QOH:What’s the best advice you would give to couples planning their wedding?
MS: Take two aspirin before going to bed, because when you wake in the morning your face wonâ€™t hurt from constantly smiling from the day before.
Thanks to Meryl for allowing me to start with her – she’s really telling the truth….Meryl has no secrets- she tells it like it is and pulls no punches… it’s part of what makes her the professional that she is!Â