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VOL 00 I ISSUE 00 I 2024
A Guide for Hospitality
Professionals
The Art of Excep onal
Customer Service
Pauline Parry
Founder and CEO
Trendsetting Excellence:
Pauline
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Culinary + Events
Legacy
Culinary Delights
Exploring Food and Beverage
Trends in Hospitality
VOL 02 I ISSUE 02 I 2024
A Guide for Hospitality
Professionals
The Art of Excep onal
Customer Service
Pauline Parry
Founder and CEO
Trendsetting Excellence:
Pauline
Pauline
Pauline
Parry's
Parry's
Parry'sAward-Winning
Culinary + Events
Legacy
Culinary Delights
Exploring Food and Beverage
Trends in Hospitality
Hospitality is the Magic
that turns a Stay into a story
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he hospitality industry is undergoing a profound
Ttransformation driven by evolving consumer
preferences, technological advancements, and
global trends. In this dynamic landscape, innovative
leadership approaches are becoming increasingly
crucial for organizations to thrive. Forward-thinking
leaders are not only navigating challenges but also
embracing opportunities to redefine the guest
experience and drive sustainable growth.
Innovation has become a cornerstone of success in the
hospitality industry. From personalized guest
experiences to operational efficiencies, innovative
leaders are continuously seeking new ways to add value
and stay ahead of the competition. By fostering a
culture of creativity and experimentation, these leaders
inspire their teams to think outside the box and
challenge the status quo.
One of the key areas where innovative leadership is
making a significant impact is technology integration.
From mobile check-ins to AI-powered chatbots,
technology is revolutionizing every aspect of the guest
journey. Forward-thinking leaders understand the
importance of staying abreast of emerging technologies
and leveraging them to enhance the guest experience
while streamlining operations.
Moreover, innovative leaders recognize the importance
of sustainability in today's environmentally conscious
world. They are implementing eco-friendly practices
and initiatives that not only reduce environmental
impact but also resonate with socially responsible
consumers. By prioritizing sustainability, these leaders
are not only mitigating risks but also driving long-term
value creation for their organizations.
Innovative leadership goes beyond embracing change;
it also entails empowering employees and fostering a
culture of collaboration. Recognizing that employees
are the backbone of the hospitality industry, forward-
thinking leaders invest in their development and well-
being.
By providing training, resources, and opportunities for
growth, these leaders empower employees to deliver
exceptional service and exceed guest expectations.
Featuring the stories of The Most Visionary Leaders
Shaping the Hospitality Industry in 2024, CIOLook
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embracing change, empowering employees, fostering
collaboration, and adapting to evolving consumer
preferences, forward-thinking leaders are driving
innovation, growth, and sustainability.
As the industry continues to evolve, the role of
innovative leadership will only become more critical in
shaping its trajectory and defining the guest experience
of tomorrow.
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vent management is more than just orchestrating
Elogistics—it's about curating moments that linger
in memory. It's the art of turning an occasion into
an experience, where every detail is a brushstroke on
the canvas of emotions.
Imagine walking into a meticulously designed venue,
the air buzzing with anticipation. The ambiance,
carefully crafted by seasoned hands, whispers the
promise of a remarkable journey. It's not just about
tables and chairs—it's about the subtle play of lighting,
the choice of textures and the blend of colors that
create an immersive atmosphere.
In the vibrant heart of Los Angeles, where the pulse of
creativity meets culinary excellence, Pauline Parry
stands as the visionary force behind Good Gracious!
Events. With a mind at the cutting edge, a flair for
fashion and a palate tuned to perfection, Pauline
fabricates award-winning experiences.
Pauline ensures that each event becomes a unique
narrative—a story told through the arrangement of
elements. Whether it's the soft glow of candles at an
intimate gathering or the grandeur of a gala adorned
with crystal chandeliers, the ambiance sets the stage
for emotions to unfold.
Being the CEO and Founder, Pauline is turning
gatherings into memories, leaving an indelible mark on
the hearts of those who participate. From the choice of
menu that tantalizes taste buds to the curated
entertainment that evokes laughter or nostalgia, every
aspect is a note contributing to the melody of the event.
Let's explore how Pauline creates experiences that
commemorate with the gasp of awe as guests enter, the
laughter that echoes through the night and the subtle tears
of joy during heartfelt moments!
Charm, Challenges and Business Cards
Pauline's journey in hospitality began unexpectedly in
England, lured by the charm of a French bistro in
Somerset. Reflecting on her initial uncertainty, she
recalls asking, "What would I do?" With two young
children in tow, she embarked on a career that defied
her earlier notions of becoming a secretary.
Fast forward forty years, and Pauline's trajectory led
her to a Michelin Star Restaurant in Gloucestershire
Castle. A pivotal decision brought her to America,
where she envisioned continuing her hospitality
career. She could not work immediately due to Permit
delays, however, diverted her path into a vibrant
home life, surrounded by new friends. In Pauline's
words, "I entertain quite often," and it was within this
social group that the seeds of entrepreneurship were
sown.
Inspired by her American friends' entrepreneurial
spirit, Pauline took a leap of faith. "And just like that,"
she reminisces, "I got a business card and created Good
Gracious! Events." Her journey is marked by chance
encounters and unexpected turns underscoring the
resilience and creativity that define her remarkable
career in hospitality.
Beyond the Plate
Pauline proudly shares, "I have two books out." The first,
'Food Fun Love – Party Styles,' unfolds as an
entertainment book, while the second, 'My Culinary
Love Story,' is a recent memoir cookbook.
Reflecting on her journey from Britain to California,
Pauline intertwines personal anecdotes with '64 recipes
and watercolor illustrations of the food.' With a screen
play in the works, she's embarked on her third book,
tentatively titled, 'So that's how you see it?' It promises
insights into the 40-year legacy of Good Gracious!
Events, blending the narrative of growing a business
with the unique journey of her life.
Recipes, Reflections and Resilience
In the dynamic world of live events, meticulous
planning is key, as Pauline attests,
When faced with new and
modern approaches, we
adjust or otherwise, we
will be le in the dust!”
“
"We find ourselves having to be so detailed
orientated prior to the event to make sure we have
covered all our bases." Yet, even with the best
preparations, unforeseen challenges can arise.
Pauline recounts a memorable four-day event in
Vancouver where rain threatened to dampen the
spirits.
The event, set in the VanDusen Botanical
Gardens promised a magical night under the stars
for 150 guests, featuring a four-course dinner and
celebrity performers. However, the weather had
different plans and the forecasted rain became a
reality. Despite efforts to secure a tent, the client
resisted. Pauline was resourceful and determined
and she sought local insights, asking, "Do you think
it is going to rain on Saturday?" In a bold move, they
covered the expansive forty-by-thirty-foot stage
to protect it from the impending downpour.
Undeterred, the team prepared for the worst,
stocking up on wellingtons, umbrellas and rain
ponchos from the local Walmart. Acrylic
rectangular tables adorned with floral gardens
were set up, each equipped with a pop-up tent for
guests. The anticipation was palpable as the event
drew near, with Pauline reflecting, "The energy and
adrenaline were in high gear as we prepared for event
time in the rain.”
Then, miraculously, just as guests arrived at the
gardens, the rain ceased. The scene unfolded with
guests walking up the hill, accompanied by fairies
playing flutes and releasing butterflies. A frenzied
effort ensued to lift and relocate the pop-up
tents, creating an enchanting setting. Pauline's
heart raced but the evening turned out to be a
success and the guests remained blissfully
unaware of the behind-the-scenes drama.
In retrospect, Pauline muses, "I suppose the moral
of the story is you all need a little luck and positive
thinking that helps us along the way." The event,
despite its tumultuous start, ended beautifully,
leaving the client smiling, a silent
acknowledgment that, against all odds, the team
at Good Gracious! Events had pulled off the
extraordinary.
Cultivating a Vision
At Good Gracious! Events, the journey toward
excellence begins with hiring individuals who are fifty-
one percenters, possessing that special gene that
propels them beyond their designated tasks. Pauline
emphasizes, "We encourage and support industry
conference attendance," recognizing the value of
inspiration in shaping their team.
Building a nationwide network of chefs and
businesses, Good Gracious! Events thrives on 'hands-
on experiences' that broaden perspectives. This
exposure fosters a mindset focused on endless
possibilities, as Pauline believes, "This experience brings
our staff back to the workplace with an open mind."
Weekly conversations serve as a platform for
innovation, where the team explores ways to elevate
client experiences through 'food, presentation and
hospitality.' It's not just about the task at hand—it's
about envisioning and creating possibilities. Good
Gracious! Events is more than an event planning
company, it's a culture of forward-thinking where
each member contributes to a collective vision of
exceeding expectations.
Dancing with Delight
"Having the privilege to be speakers for our industry
brings our creative juices alive," shares Pauline. This
creative energy doesn't just stay within the industry,
it's shared with clients. Pitching the idea of
entertainment-infused presentations at a conference,
the team later executed the concept at a ballet gala.
Immersing guests in an unexpected experience,
Pauline describes how they elevated a guest table to
create a small stage. Ballet dancers became servers,
offering the first course with a tableside soup pour set
to the delicate notes of the Butterfly dance. The result
was truly a lovely unexpected experience for all
attendees, blending creativity, entertainment and
gastronomy seamlessly and showcasing the
innovative spirit that defines Good Gracious! Events.
The Trendsetter
"At Good Gracious! Events, we're not just in the
business—we're the leaders in presentation, innovation and
logistical mastery," Pauline declares, emphasizing the
company's reputation for excellence. With a nod to
their seasoned expertise, she adds, "We've stood the test
of time, setting trends rather than merely keeping up with
them.”
The essence of Good Gracious! Events lies in their
daring approach. "We do things that others don't
We practice recycling of
product through composting,
oil, trash, and anything else
that can be recycled.”
“
dare to do," Pauline asserts confidently. Fueling their
creativity is an inquisitive nature that brings forth basic
organic questions challenging conventional norms. For
this team, thinking outside the box is not a choice but a
way of life, turning the seemingly impossible into reality
through "basic common-sense questions.”
Reflecting on the evolving landscape of event planning
and hospitality, Pauline reminisces about the early days
when event planners did not really exist and catering
for businesses was in its infancy.
Today, she envisions a future where the industry
continues to shape businesses by leveraging culinary,
design and hospitality as integral marketing tools. With
a keen eye on societal shifts, Pauline predicts a
heightened awareness of dietary restrictions and
sustainability, anticipating these concerns to be
seamlessly intertwined into each and every event in
2024 and beyond.
Courage, Tenacity, Impact
"The most important qualities, I believe, are passion,
tenacity and stamina," affirms Pauline. She emphasizes
the need to be a 'slight risk-taker,' noting that the
rewards bring 'GREAT satisfaction.' In this succinct
advice, Pauline encapsulates the essence of a fulfilling
professional journey—where courage, dedication and
the thrill of taking risks lead to the profound
satisfaction of making a positive impact on people's
lives through one's work.
Industry Alliances
"We get involved with associations such as ICA, WIPA,
NACE, ILEA to name a few," says Pauline. Actively
participating in industry conferences and subscribing
to various magazines, the team stays committed to
staying ahead of the curve. This proactive approach
ensures they are always open to "incorporating and
bringing new and exciting details to our events,"
underscoring their dedication to innovation and
staying at the forefront of the dynamic event
planning landscape.
Crafting Trends, Not Following
"For us, the root of hospitality is traditional, a way of
life," declares Pauline. In the dynamic landscape of
business, she notes, "When faced with new and
modern approaches, we adjust or otherwise, we will be
We've stood the
test of time,
setting trends
rather than
merely keeping
up with them.
“
“
left in the dust!" The ethos at Good Gracious! is
clear—they don't just follow trends, they create the
modern trends embodying a commitment to innovation
that propels them forward in the world of hospitality.
Eco-Fabulous
"For us, it's quite easy, really. We think of it as a way of
life and how we like to live," shares Pauline. Their
commitment to sustainability extends from creating
seasonal dishes to meticulous recycling practices.
"We practice recycling of product through composting,
oil, trash, and anything else that can be recycled," she
emphasizes. This eco-conscious approach isn't just a
choice—it's a lifestyle. With growth comes an
expanding commitment to sustainable management
always offering clients solutions for hosting events
that align with a greener, more responsible ethos.
Sweets and Success
"We are quite excited to announce that our
President/Chef, Joanne Purnell, will take the helm with
a carefully appointed board of directors," declares
Pauline. The anticipation is palpable for a new and
exciting future. Adding to the excitement, the team
envisions expanding their presence with an online
platform featuring delectable offerings like 'Hand
Pies and shortbread' and even dreams of a flagship
store where these culinary delights and more can
be savored by enthusiasts.
Beyond the Clock
"This industry is not for the faint of heart," affirms
Pauline. Acknowledging the unconventional hours,
she notes, "You work unsociable hours, nights and
weekends." Passion and commitment, coupled with
family support become the foundation for success.
For those who possess these qualities, Pauline
encourages, "The only next steps are for you to blossom
in this crazy world of events." It's a dynamic journey
where dedication transforms challenges into
opportunities defining a path to flourish in the
vibrant realm of event management.
The Art of
Exceptional Customer
Service
xceptional customer service is the cornerstone of success in the
Ehospitality industry. Whether managing hotels, restaurants, or other
hospitality establishments, professionals in this field must master the
art of creating memorable experiences for their guests. This article serves as
a comprehensive guide for hospitality professionals, offering insights and
strategies to elevate customer service to new heights.
Understanding the Guest Experience
Anticipate Needs: Exceptional customer service begins with anticipating
the needs of your guests. Train your staff to be proactive in identifying and
addressing guest preferences, ensuring a seamless and personalized
experience.
Empathy and Emotional Intelligence: Develop empathy and emotional
intelligence among your team members. Understanding and empathizing
with guests' feelings and needs creates a connection that goes beyond
transactional interactions.
Creating a Welcoming Atmosphere
Warm Greetings: The first impression is crucial. Train your staff to provide
warm and genuine greetings, creating a positive atmosphere from the
moment guests arrive.
Clean and Inviting Spaces: Maintain clean and inviting spaces. A well-kept
environment contributes to the overall guest experience and demonstrates
your commitment to their comfort.
Effective Communication Skills
Clear and Concise Communication: Train your staff to communicate clearly
and concisely. Avoid jargon and use language that is easily understood,
ensuring that guests feel informed and comfortable.
Active Listening: Practice active listening. Encourage your team to pay
attention to guests' concerns, feedback, and preferences. Active listening
builds trust and shows that you value their input.
Personalization and Attention to Detail
Know Your Guests: Invest in systems that allow you to gather and store
guest preferences. Personalize the experience by addressing guests by name
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and providing services tailored to their preferences.
Attention to Special Occasions: Remember and
acknowledge special occasions such as birthdays or
anniversaries. Small gestures, like a personalized note
or complimentary dessert, can create lasting memories
for your guests.
Problem Resolution with Grace
Empower Your Staff: Empower your staff to resolve
issues promptly. Provide them with the authority and
tools to address guest concerns efficiently without
having to escalate every problem.
Grace Under Pressure: Train your team to handle
challenging situations with grace and composure.
Remaining calm and solution-oriented, even in high-
pressure scenarios, helps diffuse tension and preserves
the guest experience.
Continuous Training and Development
Ongoing Training Programs: Implement ongoing
training programs to ensure that your team stays
updated on industry trends, service standards, and
communication skills. Regular training reinforces a
commitment to excellence.
Cross-Training: Cross-train your staff to understand
various roles within the hospitality establishment. This
not only enhances their skill set but also allows for
flexibility during peak times or unexpected staffing
shortages.
Technology Integration
Efficient Booking and Check-In Systems: Invest in
efficient booking and check-in systems to streamline
the guest experience. Technology should enhance, not
hinder, the overall service, making processes smoother
for both guests and staff.
Guest Feedback Platforms: Implement guest feedback
platforms to gather insights on their experiences. Use
this data to identify areas for improvement and to
recognize staff who consistently deliver exceptional
service.
Consistency Across Touchpoints
Unified Service Standards: Maintain consistency in
service standards across all touchpoints. Whether it's
online interactions, phone calls, or in-person service,
guests should experience a seamless and cohesive level
of hospitality.
Staff Collaboration: Foster collaboration among
different departments to ensure a unified approach.
Departments working together seamlessly contribute
to an integrated and positive guest experience.
Cultivating a Positive Company Culture
Employee Well-being: Prioritize employee well-being
and job satisfaction. Happy and engaged employees are
more likely to provide exceptional service, creating a
positive ripple effect on the overall guest experience.
Recognition and Rewards: Establish recognition and
rewards programs to celebrate exceptional
performance. Acknowledging and appreciating your
team's efforts contribute to a motivated and customer-
focused workforce.
Staying Ahead of Trends
Market Research: Stay informed about industry trends,
emerging technologies, and changing consumer
preferences. Proactively adapting to shifts in the
market ensures that your establishment remains
relevant and appealing to guests.
Innovation in Guest Services: Embrace innovation in
guest services. Whether it's incorporating smart room
technologies or implementing sustainable practices,
staying ahead of the curve positions your establishment
as a leader in the industry.
Conclusion
Exceptional customer service is not just a skill; it's an
art form that requires dedication, empathy, and a
genuine passion for hospitality. By embracing the
principles outlined in this guide, hospitality
professionals can elevate the guest experience, foster
loyalty, and position their properties as destinations of
choice.
In a world where guest expectations are constantly
evolving, delivering exceptional service is not just a
competitive advantage—it's a fundamental pillar of
success in the hospitality industry.
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Good food and
hospitality create
a dance of delight
on the palate and
in the soul
Exploring Food
and Beverage
Trends in Hospitality
Exploring Food
and Beverage
Trends in Hospitality
he hospitality industry is as much about experiences as
Tit is about accommodation. Nowhere is this more
evident than in the realm of food and beverage, where
culinary trends constantly evolve to meet changing consumer
preferences and expectations. This article delves into the
latest food and beverage trends shaping the hospitality
sector. It explores how establishments can stay ahead of the
curve to delight guests with innovative dining experiences.
Rise of Plant-Based Cuisine
Plant-Based Proteins: With the increasing popularity of
plant-based diets, hospitality establishments are embracing
alternative protein sources such as tofu, tempeh, and seitan.
Plant-based burgers, sausages, and other meat substitutes
are gaining traction as consumers seek healthier and more
sustainable dining options.
Creative Vegetable-centric Dishes: Chefs are putting
vegetables in the spotlight, crafting innovative dishes that
celebrate seasonal produce and vibrant flavors. From roasted
cauliflower steaks to zucchini noodles, vegetable-centric
cuisine offers a refreshing twist on traditional favorites.
Focus on Sustainable and Local Ingredients
Farm-to-Table Dining: Consumers are increasingly conscious
of the environmental and social impact of their food choices.
Farm-to-table dining experiences emphasize locally sourced
ingredients, supporting sustainable farming practices and
reducing carbon footprints.
Zero-Waste Initiatives: Hospitality establishments are
implementing zero-waste initiatives to minimize food waste
and promote environmental sustainability. Strategies such as
composting, portion control, and creative menu planning help
reduce waste while maximizing efficiency and profitability.
Global Flavors and Ethnic Cuisine
Authentic Ethnic Cuisine: Guests crave authentic culinary
experiences that transport them to far-flung destinations.
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Chefs are incorporating global flavors and ethnic
ingredients into their menus, offering guests a taste of
diverse culinary traditions from around the world.
Fusion Cuisine and Cross-Cultural Influences: Fusion
cuisine blends culinary traditions from different
cultures, resulting in innovative and eclectic flavor
combinations. From Korean tacos to Indian-inspired
pizzas, fusion cuisine celebrates diversity and creativity
in the culinary arts.
Artisanal Craft Beverages
Craft Cocktails and Mocktails: Craft cocktails and
mocktails are experiencing a renaissance, with
mixologists crafting artisanal beverages using premium
spirits, house-made syrups, and fresh ingredients.
Unique flavor profiles and creative presentations
elevate the cocktail experience for discerning guests.
Local and Specialty Brews: The craft beer movement
continues to gain momentum, with guests seeking out
local breweries and specialty brews. Hotels and
restaurants are expanding their beer offerings to
include a diverse selection of craft beers, ciders, and
artisanal ales.
Interactive Dining Experiences
Chef's Tables and Kitchen Tours: Guests crave
immersive dining experiences that engage their senses
and ignite their culinary curiosity. Chef's tables and
kitchen tours offer behind-the-scenes access to the
culinary process, allowing guests to interact with chefs
and gain insight into the art of gastronomy.
DIY and Interactive Cooking Classes: Cooking classes
and culinary workshops allow guests to roll up their
sleeves and get hands-on experience in the kitchen.
From pasta-making workshops to sushi rolling classes,
interactive cooking experiences cater to guests of all
skill levels and culinary interests.
Innovative Technology Integration
Digital Menus and Ordering Systems: Digital menus
and ordering systems streamline the dining experience,
allowing guests to browse menus, place orders, and
make reservations from their smartphones or tablets.
Technology integration enhances efficiency, reduces
wait times, and accommodates guests' preferences for
contactless interactions.
Virtual Dining Experiences: Virtual reality (VR) and
augmented reality (AR) technologies are transforming
the dining experience, allowing guests to embark on
immersive culinary journeys without leaving their
seats. Virtual dining experiences transport guests to
exotic locales, historic landmarks, and interactive
culinary adventures.
Wellness and Functional Foods
Healthy Dining Options: Wellness-focused dining
options cater to guests seeking nutritious and balanced
meals that support their health and well-being. From
gluten-free and vegan offerings to superfood salads
and grain bowls, wellness cuisine combines flavor and
nutrition for a guilt-free dining experience.
Functional Beverages and Adaptogens: Functional
beverages infused with adaptogens, antioxidants, and
health-boosting ingredients are gaining popularity
among health-conscious consumers. From kombucha
and cold-pressed juices to herbal elixirs and wellness
shots, functional beverages offer a refreshing and
revitalizing alternative to traditional soft drinks.
Conclusion
The landscape of food and beverage in the hospitality
industry is dynamic and ever evolving, driven by
shifting consumer preferences, culinary innovation, and
cultural influences. By embracing the latest trends and
staying attuned to guests' preferences, hospitality
establishments can create memorable dining
experiences that delight and inspire. From plant-based
cuisine and sustainable sourcing to interactive dining
experiences and artisanal craft beverages, the
possibilities for culinary creativity are endless.
By infusing creativity, authenticity, and passion into
their culinary offerings, hospitality professionals can
elevate the guest's experience and leave a lasting
impression on discerning palates.
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The essence of hospitality lies in the ability to turn
a meal into a cherished memory
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  • 1. VOL 00 I ISSUE 00 I 2024 A Guide for Hospitality Professionals The Art of Excep onal Customer Service Pauline Parry Founder and CEO Trendsetting Excellence: Pauline Pauline Pauline Parry's Parry's Parry'sAward-Winning Culinary + Events Legacy Culinary Delights Exploring Food and Beverage Trends in Hospitality VOL 02 I ISSUE 02 I 2024 A Guide for Hospitality Professionals The Art of Excep onal Customer Service Pauline Parry Founder and CEO Trendsetting Excellence: Pauline Pauline Pauline Parry's Parry's Parry'sAward-Winning Culinary + Events Legacy Culinary Delights Exploring Food and Beverage Trends in Hospitality
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  • 3. Hospitality is the Magic that turns a Stay into a story
  • 5. Hire character. Trainskill. AnishMiller.. he hospitality industry is undergoing a profound Ttransformation driven by evolving consumer preferences, technological advancements, and global trends. In this dynamic landscape, innovative leadership approaches are becoming increasingly crucial for organizations to thrive. Forward-thinking leaders are not only navigating challenges but also embracing opportunities to redefine the guest experience and drive sustainable growth. Innovation has become a cornerstone of success in the hospitality industry. From personalized guest experiences to operational efficiencies, innovative leaders are continuously seeking new ways to add value and stay ahead of the competition. By fostering a culture of creativity and experimentation, these leaders inspire their teams to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. One of the key areas where innovative leadership is making a significant impact is technology integration. From mobile check-ins to AI-powered chatbots, technology is revolutionizing every aspect of the guest journey. Forward-thinking leaders understand the importance of staying abreast of emerging technologies and leveraging them to enhance the guest experience while streamlining operations. Moreover, innovative leaders recognize the importance of sustainability in today's environmentally conscious world. They are implementing eco-friendly practices and initiatives that not only reduce environmental impact but also resonate with socially responsible consumers. By prioritizing sustainability, these leaders are not only mitigating risks but also driving long-term value creation for their organizations. Innovative leadership goes beyond embracing change; it also entails empowering employees and fostering a culture of collaboration. Recognizing that employees are the backbone of the hospitality industry, forward- thinking leaders invest in their development and well- being. By providing training, resources, and opportunities for growth, these leaders empower employees to deliver exceptional service and exceed guest expectations. Featuring the stories of The Most Visionary Leaders Shaping the Hospitality Industry in 2024, CIOLook explores the innovative leadership that is reshaping the future of the hospitality sector in profound ways. By embracing change, empowering employees, fostering collaboration, and adapting to evolving consumer preferences, forward-thinking leaders are driving innovation, growth, and sustainability. As the industry continues to evolve, the role of innovative leadership will only become more critical in shaping its trajectory and defining the guest experience of tomorrow. From Trends to Triumph
  • 6. C O N T E N T S A Guide for Hospitality Professionals The Art of Excep onal Customer Service Culinary Delights Exploring Food and Beverage Trends in Hospitality A R T I C L E S 18 22
  • 7. C O V E R S T O R Y 08 Trendsetting Excellence: Pauline Parry'sAward-Winning Culinary + Events Legacy Trendsetting Excellence: Pauline Parry'sAward-Winning Culinary + Events Legacy
  • 8. Deputy Editor Anish Miller Managing Editor Katherine Debora Visualizer Dave Bates Art & Design Director Davis Mar n Associate Designer Jameson Carl Senior Sales Manager Wilson T., Hunter D. Customer Success Manager Ken Wilson Sales Execu ves Tim, Smith Technical Head Peter Hayden Technical Consultant Victor Collins February, 2024 Copyright © 2024CIOLOOK, All rights reserved. The content and images used in this magazine should not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission from CIOLOOK. Reprint rights remain solely with CIOLOOK. www.facebook.com/ciolook www.twi er.com/ciolook Email info@ciolook.com For Subscrip on www.ciolook.com Pooja M Bansal Research Analyst Eric Smith SEO Execu ve Alen Spencer SME-SMO TECHNICAL SALES DESIGN CONTENT FOLLOW US ON WE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON CONTACT US ON Sales@ciolook.com Editor-in-Chief
  • 9. Brief Company Name Julie Jones Television Producer, Speaker, Breakthrough Coach Julie is a master connector of people who is passionate about supporting purpose-driven entrepreneurs to live their best life NOW without regrets. Jenifer (Dillon) Namestka CEO/Principal Consultant Jenifer Namestka of Avo Solutions brings over 20 years of experience developing strategies, overseeing large program implementations. Avo Solutions, Inc. avosolutions.com The Adventures of Julie Jones LLC juliejones.biz Donnica Hawes-Saunders Senior Manager Donnica develops and oversees global and U.S. public affairs outreach and external communication engagements for the company in civil society as PMI moves out of the cigarette business and towards a smoke-free future. Philip Morris International pmi.com Lisa Gable Chairperson Lisa Gable is the Chairperson of the World in 2050, Diplomatic Courier Media Network. She is recognized as a remarkable and reliable personality who has been the driving force behind turnarounds in several companies across nearly all industries. World in 2050 w2050.org Pauline Parry CEO and Founder Pauline is turning gatherings into memories, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those who participate. Pharmafilter B.V pharmafilterltd.com Featured Person
  • 10. Trendsetting Excellence: Pauline Parry's Parry's Parry's Award-Winning Culinary + Events Legacy We find ourselves having to be so detailed orientated prior to the event to make sure we have covered all our bases.” “
  • 12. vent management is more than just orchestrating Elogistics—it's about curating moments that linger in memory. It's the art of turning an occasion into an experience, where every detail is a brushstroke on the canvas of emotions. Imagine walking into a meticulously designed venue, the air buzzing with anticipation. The ambiance, carefully crafted by seasoned hands, whispers the promise of a remarkable journey. It's not just about tables and chairs—it's about the subtle play of lighting, the choice of textures and the blend of colors that create an immersive atmosphere. In the vibrant heart of Los Angeles, where the pulse of creativity meets culinary excellence, Pauline Parry stands as the visionary force behind Good Gracious! Events. With a mind at the cutting edge, a flair for fashion and a palate tuned to perfection, Pauline fabricates award-winning experiences. Pauline ensures that each event becomes a unique narrative—a story told through the arrangement of elements. Whether it's the soft glow of candles at an intimate gathering or the grandeur of a gala adorned with crystal chandeliers, the ambiance sets the stage for emotions to unfold. Being the CEO and Founder, Pauline is turning gatherings into memories, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those who participate. From the choice of menu that tantalizes taste buds to the curated entertainment that evokes laughter or nostalgia, every aspect is a note contributing to the melody of the event. Let's explore how Pauline creates experiences that commemorate with the gasp of awe as guests enter, the laughter that echoes through the night and the subtle tears of joy during heartfelt moments! Charm, Challenges and Business Cards Pauline's journey in hospitality began unexpectedly in England, lured by the charm of a French bistro in Somerset. Reflecting on her initial uncertainty, she recalls asking, "What would I do?" With two young children in tow, she embarked on a career that defied her earlier notions of becoming a secretary. Fast forward forty years, and Pauline's trajectory led her to a Michelin Star Restaurant in Gloucestershire Castle. A pivotal decision brought her to America, where she envisioned continuing her hospitality career. She could not work immediately due to Permit delays, however, diverted her path into a vibrant home life, surrounded by new friends. In Pauline's words, "I entertain quite often," and it was within this social group that the seeds of entrepreneurship were sown. Inspired by her American friends' entrepreneurial spirit, Pauline took a leap of faith. "And just like that," she reminisces, "I got a business card and created Good Gracious! Events." Her journey is marked by chance encounters and unexpected turns underscoring the resilience and creativity that define her remarkable career in hospitality. Beyond the Plate Pauline proudly shares, "I have two books out." The first, 'Food Fun Love – Party Styles,' unfolds as an entertainment book, while the second, 'My Culinary Love Story,' is a recent memoir cookbook. Reflecting on her journey from Britain to California, Pauline intertwines personal anecdotes with '64 recipes and watercolor illustrations of the food.' With a screen play in the works, she's embarked on her third book, tentatively titled, 'So that's how you see it?' It promises insights into the 40-year legacy of Good Gracious! Events, blending the narrative of growing a business with the unique journey of her life. Recipes, Reflections and Resilience In the dynamic world of live events, meticulous planning is key, as Pauline attests, When faced with new and modern approaches, we adjust or otherwise, we will be le in the dust!” “
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  • 14. "We find ourselves having to be so detailed orientated prior to the event to make sure we have covered all our bases." Yet, even with the best preparations, unforeseen challenges can arise. Pauline recounts a memorable four-day event in Vancouver where rain threatened to dampen the spirits. The event, set in the VanDusen Botanical Gardens promised a magical night under the stars for 150 guests, featuring a four-course dinner and celebrity performers. However, the weather had different plans and the forecasted rain became a reality. Despite efforts to secure a tent, the client resisted. Pauline was resourceful and determined and she sought local insights, asking, "Do you think it is going to rain on Saturday?" In a bold move, they covered the expansive forty-by-thirty-foot stage to protect it from the impending downpour. Undeterred, the team prepared for the worst, stocking up on wellingtons, umbrellas and rain ponchos from the local Walmart. Acrylic rectangular tables adorned with floral gardens were set up, each equipped with a pop-up tent for guests. The anticipation was palpable as the event drew near, with Pauline reflecting, "The energy and adrenaline were in high gear as we prepared for event time in the rain.” Then, miraculously, just as guests arrived at the gardens, the rain ceased. The scene unfolded with guests walking up the hill, accompanied by fairies playing flutes and releasing butterflies. A frenzied effort ensued to lift and relocate the pop-up tents, creating an enchanting setting. Pauline's heart raced but the evening turned out to be a success and the guests remained blissfully unaware of the behind-the-scenes drama. In retrospect, Pauline muses, "I suppose the moral of the story is you all need a little luck and positive thinking that helps us along the way." The event, despite its tumultuous start, ended beautifully, leaving the client smiling, a silent acknowledgment that, against all odds, the team at Good Gracious! Events had pulled off the extraordinary. Cultivating a Vision At Good Gracious! Events, the journey toward excellence begins with hiring individuals who are fifty- one percenters, possessing that special gene that propels them beyond their designated tasks. Pauline emphasizes, "We encourage and support industry conference attendance," recognizing the value of inspiration in shaping their team. Building a nationwide network of chefs and businesses, Good Gracious! Events thrives on 'hands- on experiences' that broaden perspectives. This exposure fosters a mindset focused on endless possibilities, as Pauline believes, "This experience brings our staff back to the workplace with an open mind." Weekly conversations serve as a platform for innovation, where the team explores ways to elevate client experiences through 'food, presentation and hospitality.' It's not just about the task at hand—it's about envisioning and creating possibilities. Good Gracious! Events is more than an event planning company, it's a culture of forward-thinking where each member contributes to a collective vision of exceeding expectations. Dancing with Delight "Having the privilege to be speakers for our industry brings our creative juices alive," shares Pauline. This creative energy doesn't just stay within the industry, it's shared with clients. Pitching the idea of entertainment-infused presentations at a conference, the team later executed the concept at a ballet gala. Immersing guests in an unexpected experience, Pauline describes how they elevated a guest table to create a small stage. Ballet dancers became servers, offering the first course with a tableside soup pour set to the delicate notes of the Butterfly dance. The result was truly a lovely unexpected experience for all attendees, blending creativity, entertainment and gastronomy seamlessly and showcasing the innovative spirit that defines Good Gracious! Events. The Trendsetter "At Good Gracious! Events, we're not just in the business—we're the leaders in presentation, innovation and logistical mastery," Pauline declares, emphasizing the company's reputation for excellence. With a nod to their seasoned expertise, she adds, "We've stood the test of time, setting trends rather than merely keeping up with them.” The essence of Good Gracious! Events lies in their daring approach. "We do things that others don't
  • 15. We practice recycling of product through composting, oil, trash, and anything else that can be recycled.” “
  • 16. dare to do," Pauline asserts confidently. Fueling their creativity is an inquisitive nature that brings forth basic organic questions challenging conventional norms. For this team, thinking outside the box is not a choice but a way of life, turning the seemingly impossible into reality through "basic common-sense questions.” Reflecting on the evolving landscape of event planning and hospitality, Pauline reminisces about the early days when event planners did not really exist and catering for businesses was in its infancy. Today, she envisions a future where the industry continues to shape businesses by leveraging culinary, design and hospitality as integral marketing tools. With a keen eye on societal shifts, Pauline predicts a heightened awareness of dietary restrictions and sustainability, anticipating these concerns to be seamlessly intertwined into each and every event in 2024 and beyond. Courage, Tenacity, Impact "The most important qualities, I believe, are passion, tenacity and stamina," affirms Pauline. She emphasizes the need to be a 'slight risk-taker,' noting that the rewards bring 'GREAT satisfaction.' In this succinct advice, Pauline encapsulates the essence of a fulfilling professional journey—where courage, dedication and the thrill of taking risks lead to the profound satisfaction of making a positive impact on people's lives through one's work. Industry Alliances "We get involved with associations such as ICA, WIPA, NACE, ILEA to name a few," says Pauline. Actively participating in industry conferences and subscribing to various magazines, the team stays committed to staying ahead of the curve. This proactive approach ensures they are always open to "incorporating and bringing new and exciting details to our events," underscoring their dedication to innovation and staying at the forefront of the dynamic event planning landscape. Crafting Trends, Not Following "For us, the root of hospitality is traditional, a way of life," declares Pauline. In the dynamic landscape of business, she notes, "When faced with new and modern approaches, we adjust or otherwise, we will be
  • 17. We've stood the test of time, setting trends rather than merely keeping up with them. “ “
  • 18. left in the dust!" The ethos at Good Gracious! is clear—they don't just follow trends, they create the modern trends embodying a commitment to innovation that propels them forward in the world of hospitality. Eco-Fabulous "For us, it's quite easy, really. We think of it as a way of life and how we like to live," shares Pauline. Their commitment to sustainability extends from creating seasonal dishes to meticulous recycling practices. "We practice recycling of product through composting, oil, trash, and anything else that can be recycled," she emphasizes. This eco-conscious approach isn't just a choice—it's a lifestyle. With growth comes an expanding commitment to sustainable management always offering clients solutions for hosting events that align with a greener, more responsible ethos. Sweets and Success "We are quite excited to announce that our President/Chef, Joanne Purnell, will take the helm with a carefully appointed board of directors," declares Pauline. The anticipation is palpable for a new and exciting future. Adding to the excitement, the team envisions expanding their presence with an online platform featuring delectable offerings like 'Hand Pies and shortbread' and even dreams of a flagship store where these culinary delights and more can be savored by enthusiasts. Beyond the Clock "This industry is not for the faint of heart," affirms Pauline. Acknowledging the unconventional hours, she notes, "You work unsociable hours, nights and weekends." Passion and commitment, coupled with family support become the foundation for success. For those who possess these qualities, Pauline encourages, "The only next steps are for you to blossom in this crazy world of events." It's a dynamic journey where dedication transforms challenges into opportunities defining a path to flourish in the vibrant realm of event management.
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  • 20. The Art of Exceptional Customer Service xceptional customer service is the cornerstone of success in the Ehospitality industry. Whether managing hotels, restaurants, or other hospitality establishments, professionals in this field must master the art of creating memorable experiences for their guests. This article serves as a comprehensive guide for hospitality professionals, offering insights and strategies to elevate customer service to new heights. Understanding the Guest Experience Anticipate Needs: Exceptional customer service begins with anticipating the needs of your guests. Train your staff to be proactive in identifying and addressing guest preferences, ensuring a seamless and personalized experience. Empathy and Emotional Intelligence: Develop empathy and emotional intelligence among your team members. Understanding and empathizing with guests' feelings and needs creates a connection that goes beyond transactional interactions. Creating a Welcoming Atmosphere Warm Greetings: The first impression is crucial. Train your staff to provide warm and genuine greetings, creating a positive atmosphere from the moment guests arrive. Clean and Inviting Spaces: Maintain clean and inviting spaces. A well-kept environment contributes to the overall guest experience and demonstrates your commitment to their comfort. Effective Communication Skills Clear and Concise Communication: Train your staff to communicate clearly and concisely. Avoid jargon and use language that is easily understood, ensuring that guests feel informed and comfortable. Active Listening: Practice active listening. Encourage your team to pay attention to guests' concerns, feedback, and preferences. Active listening builds trust and shows that you value their input. Personalization and Attention to Detail Know Your Guests: Invest in systems that allow you to gather and store guest preferences. Personalize the experience by addressing guests by name www.ciolook.com |February 2024 | 18
  • 21. A Guide for Hospitality Professionals A Guide for Hospitality Professionals www.ciolook.com | February 2024 | 19
  • 22. and providing services tailored to their preferences. Attention to Special Occasions: Remember and acknowledge special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries. Small gestures, like a personalized note or complimentary dessert, can create lasting memories for your guests. Problem Resolution with Grace Empower Your Staff: Empower your staff to resolve issues promptly. Provide them with the authority and tools to address guest concerns efficiently without having to escalate every problem. Grace Under Pressure: Train your team to handle challenging situations with grace and composure. Remaining calm and solution-oriented, even in high- pressure scenarios, helps diffuse tension and preserves the guest experience. Continuous Training and Development Ongoing Training Programs: Implement ongoing training programs to ensure that your team stays updated on industry trends, service standards, and communication skills. Regular training reinforces a commitment to excellence. Cross-Training: Cross-train your staff to understand various roles within the hospitality establishment. This not only enhances their skill set but also allows for flexibility during peak times or unexpected staffing shortages. Technology Integration Efficient Booking and Check-In Systems: Invest in efficient booking and check-in systems to streamline the guest experience. Technology should enhance, not hinder, the overall service, making processes smoother for both guests and staff. Guest Feedback Platforms: Implement guest feedback platforms to gather insights on their experiences. Use this data to identify areas for improvement and to recognize staff who consistently deliver exceptional service. Consistency Across Touchpoints Unified Service Standards: Maintain consistency in service standards across all touchpoints. Whether it's online interactions, phone calls, or in-person service, guests should experience a seamless and cohesive level of hospitality. Staff Collaboration: Foster collaboration among different departments to ensure a unified approach. Departments working together seamlessly contribute to an integrated and positive guest experience. Cultivating a Positive Company Culture Employee Well-being: Prioritize employee well-being and job satisfaction. Happy and engaged employees are more likely to provide exceptional service, creating a positive ripple effect on the overall guest experience. Recognition and Rewards: Establish recognition and rewards programs to celebrate exceptional performance. Acknowledging and appreciating your team's efforts contribute to a motivated and customer- focused workforce. Staying Ahead of Trends Market Research: Stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and changing consumer preferences. Proactively adapting to shifts in the market ensures that your establishment remains relevant and appealing to guests. Innovation in Guest Services: Embrace innovation in guest services. Whether it's incorporating smart room technologies or implementing sustainable practices, staying ahead of the curve positions your establishment as a leader in the industry. Conclusion Exceptional customer service is not just a skill; it's an art form that requires dedication, empathy, and a genuine passion for hospitality. By embracing the principles outlined in this guide, hospitality professionals can elevate the guest experience, foster loyalty, and position their properties as destinations of choice. In a world where guest expectations are constantly evolving, delivering exceptional service is not just a competitive advantage—it's a fundamental pillar of success in the hospitality industry. www.ciolook.com |February 2024 | 20
  • 23. Good food and hospitality create a dance of delight on the palate and in the soul
  • 24. Exploring Food and Beverage Trends in Hospitality Exploring Food and Beverage Trends in Hospitality he hospitality industry is as much about experiences as Tit is about accommodation. Nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of food and beverage, where culinary trends constantly evolve to meet changing consumer preferences and expectations. This article delves into the latest food and beverage trends shaping the hospitality sector. It explores how establishments can stay ahead of the curve to delight guests with innovative dining experiences. Rise of Plant-Based Cuisine Plant-Based Proteins: With the increasing popularity of plant-based diets, hospitality establishments are embracing alternative protein sources such as tofu, tempeh, and seitan. Plant-based burgers, sausages, and other meat substitutes are gaining traction as consumers seek healthier and more sustainable dining options. Creative Vegetable-centric Dishes: Chefs are putting vegetables in the spotlight, crafting innovative dishes that celebrate seasonal produce and vibrant flavors. From roasted cauliflower steaks to zucchini noodles, vegetable-centric cuisine offers a refreshing twist on traditional favorites. Focus on Sustainable and Local Ingredients Farm-to-Table Dining: Consumers are increasingly conscious of the environmental and social impact of their food choices. Farm-to-table dining experiences emphasize locally sourced ingredients, supporting sustainable farming practices and reducing carbon footprints. Zero-Waste Initiatives: Hospitality establishments are implementing zero-waste initiatives to minimize food waste and promote environmental sustainability. Strategies such as composting, portion control, and creative menu planning help reduce waste while maximizing efficiency and profitability. Global Flavors and Ethnic Cuisine Authentic Ethnic Cuisine: Guests crave authentic culinary experiences that transport them to far-flung destinations. www.ciolook.com |February 2024 | 22
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  • 26. Chefs are incorporating global flavors and ethnic ingredients into their menus, offering guests a taste of diverse culinary traditions from around the world. Fusion Cuisine and Cross-Cultural Influences: Fusion cuisine blends culinary traditions from different cultures, resulting in innovative and eclectic flavor combinations. From Korean tacos to Indian-inspired pizzas, fusion cuisine celebrates diversity and creativity in the culinary arts. Artisanal Craft Beverages Craft Cocktails and Mocktails: Craft cocktails and mocktails are experiencing a renaissance, with mixologists crafting artisanal beverages using premium spirits, house-made syrups, and fresh ingredients. Unique flavor profiles and creative presentations elevate the cocktail experience for discerning guests. Local and Specialty Brews: The craft beer movement continues to gain momentum, with guests seeking out local breweries and specialty brews. Hotels and restaurants are expanding their beer offerings to include a diverse selection of craft beers, ciders, and artisanal ales. Interactive Dining Experiences Chef's Tables and Kitchen Tours: Guests crave immersive dining experiences that engage their senses and ignite their culinary curiosity. Chef's tables and kitchen tours offer behind-the-scenes access to the culinary process, allowing guests to interact with chefs and gain insight into the art of gastronomy. DIY and Interactive Cooking Classes: Cooking classes and culinary workshops allow guests to roll up their sleeves and get hands-on experience in the kitchen. From pasta-making workshops to sushi rolling classes, interactive cooking experiences cater to guests of all skill levels and culinary interests. Innovative Technology Integration Digital Menus and Ordering Systems: Digital menus and ordering systems streamline the dining experience, allowing guests to browse menus, place orders, and make reservations from their smartphones or tablets. Technology integration enhances efficiency, reduces wait times, and accommodates guests' preferences for contactless interactions. Virtual Dining Experiences: Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are transforming the dining experience, allowing guests to embark on immersive culinary journeys without leaving their seats. Virtual dining experiences transport guests to exotic locales, historic landmarks, and interactive culinary adventures. Wellness and Functional Foods Healthy Dining Options: Wellness-focused dining options cater to guests seeking nutritious and balanced meals that support their health and well-being. From gluten-free and vegan offerings to superfood salads and grain bowls, wellness cuisine combines flavor and nutrition for a guilt-free dining experience. Functional Beverages and Adaptogens: Functional beverages infused with adaptogens, antioxidants, and health-boosting ingredients are gaining popularity among health-conscious consumers. From kombucha and cold-pressed juices to herbal elixirs and wellness shots, functional beverages offer a refreshing and revitalizing alternative to traditional soft drinks. Conclusion The landscape of food and beverage in the hospitality industry is dynamic and ever evolving, driven by shifting consumer preferences, culinary innovation, and cultural influences. By embracing the latest trends and staying attuned to guests' preferences, hospitality establishments can create memorable dining experiences that delight and inspire. From plant-based cuisine and sustainable sourcing to interactive dining experiences and artisanal craft beverages, the possibilities for culinary creativity are endless. By infusing creativity, authenticity, and passion into their culinary offerings, hospitality professionals can elevate the guest's experience and leave a lasting impression on discerning palates. www.ciolook.com |February 2024 | 24
  • 27. The essence of hospitality lies in the ability to turn a meal into a cherished memory