In today’s Wedding Vendor Highlight, Wedding Planner Ashley Bourque of Chancey Charm Nashville is chatting with Penelope Pfuntner, the Nashville caterer known as Chef Penelope. Chef Penelope’s specialty is creating stunning food displays from a variety of gourmet menu items to make for an elegant presentation + tasty affair. She’s sharing more about her business, advice for brides + more below. Cheers, friends!
– The Chancey Charm Team
Photo: Love Be Photography
Nashville Wedding Vendor Highlight | Chef Penelope
Penelope Pfuntner | Chef Penelope
What’s your area of expertise?
Catering fabulous events!
First job you ever landed
What brought you to the wedding industry?
My love for delicious food and wonderful events.
A lesson you’ve learned the hard way in the wedding industry
Make sure you always do a site visit for any venue you have not worked before. It is always a good idea to get a lay of the land to game plan.
Favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon
Sitting by my pool while drinking a cup of coffee.
Best piece of advice to someone new to the industry
Attend as many vendor networking events as possible. Make those connections!
Best piece of planning advice to a new bride
VENUE! VENUE! VENUE! Wedding dates book up fairly quickly.
Some words you live by
Details really matter and word of mouth is a big deal in the Hospitality Industry.
DON’T FORGET TO PIN THIS POST!
Best tip for balancing work + home life
Schedule your time accordingly. It’s easy to get caught up in the world of weddings.
Best moment of your career
Getting to travel to Paris, France for the Cannes film festival all while getting to cook along side some really well known chefs.
Coffee and Donuts!
What’s your favorite aesthetic?
Intimate or Par-tay? What size wedding do you recommend and why?
Par-tay! 125 guests is a great starting point!
What’s the first thing a newly engaged couple should do?
Get an amazing planner and find the venue and lock that in. Venues will sometimes have preferred vendor lists which will make selecting your other vendors a breeze.