Meet Jaime Gilliam, Venue & Catering Manager
With over 12 years of event management experience and impeccable attention to detail, Jaime has a talent for producing memorable occasions. She joined Pepper Moon Catering in 2015 to lead the Revolution Mill Events team along with managing sales and operations. From floor plans to flatware, Jaime works diligently to ensure every event is a wonderful client and guest experience.
She is a graduate of Elon University in Business Administration and holds certificates from Cornell in Hospitality Management and the University of Georgia in Conference & Meeting Management.
Jaime says, “I have always been drawn to the hospitality industry and delight in taking a concept from start to finish. With each new event comes the opportunity to build long lasting relationships."
To get to know her a little better, we've asked her about a few of her favorite things. See her answers here:
- How did you get interested in event planning?
Hospitality and event planning is in my DNA! When I was growing up my parents hosted many social celebrations and business functions. I can remember helping with the details from sending out invitations, selecting menus, planning seating arrangements, setting tables, welcoming guests, to helping the catering staff. I wanted to be involved with everything behind the scenes. Confession: I used to save up my allowance to buy all the bridal magazines!
- What skills do you think are necessary for being an event planner?
I think it's vital to be service oriented and very organized, while loving the details and having strong leadership skills. You have to know how to gracefully handle different situations and personalities under pressure.
- Favorite thing about your job: Every day is a new day! I love being able to work with a wide variety of event types and clients, which keeps things fresh.
- What was your wedding color scheme?
We were married in 2006 and had a light pink and green color scheme.
- Favorite feature of The Colonnade
The windows and natural light they provide.
Favorite feature of Color Works Meeting Space?
Because Color Works is located in the middle of campus, I like that you get to experience the character of the Mill as you walk to the event space.
- Favorite event planning tip?
Remain flexible - things never go exactly as planned, but if you have a solid team of professional vendors you can rely on their experience to create a seamless event.
- Favorite menu planning tip?
Stick with your theme. Consider your event theme when choosing, serving or displaying your food throughout the event. A beautiful outdoor wedding will best be remembered not only by the scenery, but also by the fresh and seasonal food and drink that accompanies it.
- Favorite Pepper Moon Dish?
It's really hard to pick! But, probably the Short Rib Tart - it's the perfect blend of sweet and savory with a touch of tangy blue cheese.
- When you're not at work, where will we find you?
Usually at home enjoying the quiet of living in the country - cooking, exercising, reading, or gardening. The mountains are my favorite place to be!
Want to get in touch? Jaime can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 336-362-6517. We look forward to seeing you at Revolution Mill Events!