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Get to know Kirsty Saunders
Meet Kirsty Saunders. Currently the Restaurant Supervisor at Degani Zetland she knows that to organise a great event you need to know the end goal. She loves events when they are fun, crazy and a little out there. She also loves Italian food and claims to make a mean lasagne! So join us as we get to know another Event Pro, Kirsty Saunders…
Give us a snap shot of your career to date?
I am currently restaurant supervisor and I look after the functions and events for Degani Zetland. My role also includes training staff and making the rosters to ensure that each event will be looked after without a hitch. My job keeps me busy and it keeps me on my toes!
The most memorable event you have worked on and why?
The Degani Zetland Christmas dinner and party upstairs in our events space! There was a great atmosphere with a DJ playing, the guests were ordering cocktails and everyone was dancing on the dance floor having a great time. All of the staff were having a great time talking to the guests.
What did you ‘learn the hard way’ when planning an event?
Not setting a goal and not knowing the target is a hard way to plan an event.
What are three personality traits that are required to succeed in the events industry?
Flexibility, innovation and creativity
If you could share one piece of advice to those starting out in the industry what would it be?
You’ll need to have good time and team management skills.
Favourite type of food?
Describe yourself in two words?
Where do you go for creative inspiration?
What is your ideal holiday destination?
On an island in the Philippines.
Words to live by?
When entertaining at home what do you cook?
Lasagna and Garlic bread
What do you prefer cocktail party or a cocktail dinner?
Beat Fashion tip?
Be over the top and colourful
Favourite party theme?
Its event day heels or flats?
Best event styling tip?
Make it fun, crazy and out there
Why do you love your job?
The love of food and meeting new people