I am a New Jersey transplant, who tired of shoveling snow and relocated to the South Carolina Lowcountry 13 years ago. By day, I am the Vice President of Marketing for Palmetto Bluff and I guess you can say I am the founder/creator of Music to Your Mouth at Palmetto Bluff. I imagine it is easy for a person with no food and beverage experience (save for my stint working in a fish market in high school) to come up with a grand idea when you have no real concept of how it will work operationally. Luckily, Music to Your Mouth has been a fabulous collaboration between Palmetto Bluff’s development and hospitality teams.
No one has ever told me no. So, ideas like – let’s create a food and wine event – are encouraged. I get to be creative every day. And, I am surrounded by others with great ideas that only fuels my creativity – you want to make a bacon forest? Ok, yes, I am in!
Well, how I drink it – cold brew, iced, or hot brewed – depends on the weather. But, I always drink it light and sweet. (Which means I really love coffee ice cream.) I make my coffee when I get home from the gym in the morning. If I have time, I love to crawl back into bed with my cup and watch the first 30 minutes of the Today Show. If I don’t have the luxury of time, I am sipping between my shower, getting dressed, walking the dog, and heading out the door.
If I am splurging I will go latte or flat white, with a dust of cinnamon or holiday spice. But I am pretty boring - cream and two sugars – most of the time.
Ah, I didn’t know this question was coming! LOL.
The world is about people.
Ah, no day is ever alike. I could be writing a marketing strategy, proofreading a menu, picking out linens for an event, booking a band, or talking to our legal team about trademarks, it is ever changing. I’d be very happy with less meetings, but, in a setting like Palmetto Bluff even the most challenging day includes spectacular views and authentic people. I have the best job in the world.
8. What advice would you give to a young woman interested in a culinary career?
Be you. Choose you.
9. Finish this line for us- “all things are possible with coffee and _____”