Hadley SautéEvent Production Assistant
Hadley hails from a small town in Rhode Island called Scituate. She got her start in events doing project management as an intern and immediately her interest was sparked in the industry. She began to work for a wedding planner in Southern Rhode Island and a few months later enrolled in Johnson & Wales University as a Hospitality Major. Eventually she married her two loves: food & events, and ended up working in catering! During the last few months, Hadley had the opportunity to hone in on her creative side and she sought out a position at HMR Designs, knowing that her creativity was ready to grow and wanting to put her event industry knowledge and experience to the test. She is thrilled to be part of the HMR family, and cannot wait to see what adventures she imparts on throughout this new step in her career.
- What inspires you? I am always inspired by the moment the client finally sees the vision. After all the little details come together and they see the room for the first time... it's timeless! Keeping that moment in my mind during the difficult times always inspires me to keep going and reminds me why I love this industry.
- What other industries do you find to be the most inspiring? I am inspired by the culinary industry because they're also in the business of delivering memorable experiences. A great dining experience has the opportunity to transport you somewhere else entirely- something we strive to do with event design.
- What are your favorite flowers? Ranunculus! Or anything that resembles a cabbage.
- What's your favorite spot for a night out in Chicago? I frequent Au Cheval, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, & Tzuco. I always enjoy trying new spots, but always gravitate back to these few.