Featuring Amelie Carstens
Our employee of the month opens up and shows a little insight into Amelies role within Social Pantry and how she got to where she is.
What was your role when you joined social pantry, and how has that role developed into what you do now?
I joined Social Pantry in October as a graduate trainee. I have thoroughly enjoyed the last few months learning about all the different aspects of the company and working across their many venues around London. By doing a rotation around all the venues I have gained an insightful overview on the many different events organised each week. This has prepared me well for when I start as a junior events planner in April, which I am super excited about!
What made you want to get into the world of event planning?
I studied Hospitality at Uni, which I very much enjoyed and it wasn’t until my placement year where I knew I wanted to go into event planning. I have always been interested in the ‘behind the scenes’ of a great party and how much work is put into creating an amazing experience for the guest. The creativity and the diversity of the industry very much appealed to me, which encouraged me to step into the world of event planning.
What is the most inspiring thing about your job?
The most inspiring thing about my job is achieving a positive result. Having a happy client at the end of an event is honestly what makes all the hard work pay off. Working alongside a great team makes everything so much easier!
If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?
I would have to go with a dog, preferably a puppy; they get away with just about anything. They are the cutest, cuddliest and loveliest animals around.
If you could plan an event for anyone, who would it be and why?
Too many to pick from! I would have to say Chris Martin from Coldplay. I think he would have a pretty good guest list going and the music for the evening would be sorted!
What is your desert island meal?
Spag Bol sprinkled with cheddar cheese and a whole garlic bread baguette is the absolute dream.
Best country you have visited for food and why?
Spending most holidays in Italy, I have fallen in love with the food. Spaghetti alle Vongole soaked in garlic is just the best, as well as the good old classic pizza Margherita with plenty of Parma ham. I love the fact that Italians use fresh produce including a lot of fish and vegetables to make a simple but delicious dish. Sri Lankan curries are also pretty hard to beat!
Who would win, a shark with legs or a lion with gills?
A lion with gills would win; the shark would not be able to breathe out of the water…