Over the next few posts, I’d like to introduce some of the fantastic folks who make our events so… well… fantastic!
I’ll start with myself. My name is Jen Lamb. I am the new Catering Sales Manager at Restaurant Associates at Winterthur Museum & Country Estate.
I have worked meetings, special events, and concerts at locations throughout North America for nearly 15 years. I have had the pleasure of working with musicians and actors like Jimmy Smits, Don Johnson, Jesse Bradford, Boyz II Men, Alan Jackson, Everclear, Soul Asylum, Kracker, and Taylor Swift. Do these people remember me? Not likely! I was the short brunette escorting them from place to place, taking photos, checking on guests and VIP’s, and generally behind the scenes.
I am married with two kids (13 and 10, both girls, lots of drama) and a dog (5, a rescued pit-lab mix, very loving, often forgets he’s not a lapdog). The family has always wished I could find the work I love closer to home. Something didn’t require a plane ticket or a two-hour commute. As a Delaware native and resident, I am very excited to be working in my home state!
I started with Winterthur in late April and spent my first “Winterthur weekend” in training at Restaurant Associates headquarters in NYC. My first impression of RA was, “Wow!” Angela, Nina, Jeanine, Andrew, thank you for everything you did that first weekend and beyond to help me jump right in!
Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of working with more than 15 families on their wedding days, met with countless others in preparation for their upcoming weddings at Winterthur, and talked to about a billion more about trusting us with their weddings for 2012 and 2013. Recently, the mother of one of our brides asked me if I would be here on the day her daughter gets married. My response? ”I haven’t NOT worked a wedding since I started. It’s too much fun!” (Yes, I used a double negative. My high school Advanced English professor would be so ashamed.)
In case you’re wondering the same thing, a manager is onsite for all events. I do realize that at some point, I will need to take a vacation. However, I’m enjoying myself far too much to stay away. Maybe in January!