Monday, June 1, 2009

Ten Years and Counting...

We are so excited to post today about one of our own's Ten Year Anniversary with Gourmet Galley!

Karen Bartelli has been the staff director and a lead event planner with us for over a decade, and as she steps into her 11th season, we are so excited to see what tricks she has up her sleeves! Her keen eye for design and details and keeping her clients smiling is what makes Karen one of our best assets, for sure. She has a way about her that puts people at ease, and ensures that every detail (small and large) is taken care of.

While she is a very busy mother of 3, Karen finds time to volunteer with her PTO as well as the American Cancer Society, and still keeps Gourmet Galley afloat. She is a creative force here, always finding bits of inspiration wherever she looks and truly keeps us on our toes when it comes to complete and thoughtful execution of each of our events. Her duties here are not only limited to organizing fabulous parties and weddings - she also manages our entire staff! This is no small job, as we employ over 100 people to work our events. Karen takes time to educate each and every one of them about the function, what their specific roles might be, how to get there and at what time, and even reminds them about car pooling and to bring a snack and bottle of water when it's hot! She's thoughtful, considerate, and kind and she takes good care of our staff to ensure they enjoy working for Gourmet Galley as much as we do.

We really are lucky to have her as part of the team, her good nature and positive energy are contagious, and she certainly keeps us going from weekend to weekend, season to season.
We love you Bartelli!


  1. Congrats Karen! You're the best!

  2. congratulations, Karen! you're awesome and we're so lucky to have had you taking care of us at our wedding! lots of love, matias + nicole