The Catering team is extremely excited to finally formally introduce our newest members! Missy & Kelsey both joined us last year and jumped right into our exciting schedule of weddings and events. Below is a little bio and a fun QA session for each of the girls.
A proud Penn State Grad, Missy joins us from The Waldorf Astoria in New York City. After numerous operational roles at The Waldorf, Missy spent three years as an Event Manager; handling various markets from Social to Pharmaceutical. This summer, Missy was ready to jump into a more Catering focused roll and new atmosphere. NYC apartment in tow, Missy was off to the Windy City to start at The Ritz in September.
Q: Name 3 adjectives to describe you?
A: Driven, Reliable, & Vivacious
Q: Trends come & go - but what is one wedding trend that you think is here to stay?!
A: Mismatched bridesmaid dresses. I think it makes the bridal party feel more comfortable to be able to pick their style.
Kelsey is no stranger to The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago and Four Seasons empire. Kelsey began her career with Four Seasons as an intern at our Chicago based World Wide Sales Office and progressed from there into Catering and Conference Services at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago. Kelsey’s passion for events led her to her current role as Catering Sales Manager. Her warmth and attention to detail ensure a personal and positive experience when working together. Want to get in good with her? – Mention the Purdue Boilermakers and you’ll have an instant lifelong bond!
Q: What celebrity bride wore it best?
A: Grace Kelly was the epitome of elegance and class on her wedding day in April 1956 to Prince Rainier III of Monaco. More recent brides such as Nicole Richie and The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton also were timeless brides wearing gowns featuring similar details and shapes to Grace Kelly’s dress - intricate lace, satin buttons and lush fabrics! A look that in my opinion will never go out of style!
Q: Describe your ideal day in Chicago!
A: Summer in Chicago is hands down the BEST……A morning kicked off with friends at brunch [Ever tried Jam ‘N Honey?!], later soaking up some sun on an outdoor patio or the beach and ending the evening outdoors on a rooftop would be a ultimate summer day!
Photos Courtesy of: Huge Galdones