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Event Manager

The Local Palate is seeking an experienced, organized, and enthusiastic Event Manager. Ideal candidates must be creative and able to manage and lead all aspects of planning and executing the array of the Local Palate events. Understanding the Local Palate brand and the food culture of the South is essential to the role.


  • Create event concepts and design mood boards
  • Manage logistical components of all event executions in a timely manner
  • Vendor research (ensuring the right standards and capabilities are met to achieve successful events); plus coordination, contracts, and communications (rentals, florals, photographers, caterers, musicians, venues, security, etc.)
  • Create and manage timelines and schedule of deliverables for multiple events simultaneously
  • Manage and maintain budgets for events
  • Collaborate with the internal marketing and sales teams and art department
  • Project manage the creation of all event collateral (menus, itineraries, signage, etc.)
  • Maintain and oversee the events page on the Local Palate website
  • Create runs of shows for staff, clients, partners, and vendors
  • Maintain all pre-event communication, which includes but not limited to staff, vendors, and talent
  • Schedule and manage team assignments
  • Oversee ticketing platform
  • Manage guest communications
  • Operate as the on-site producer at events, ensuring that the look, feel, and character of the event creates an experience that represents The Local Palate and our partners
  • Cultivate event talent relationships (hosts, chefs, mixologists, etc.)
  • Stay on top of event trends


  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 5 years of event production experience
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for events and Southern food culture
  • Creative and independently motivated with a demonstrated ability to collaborate, plan, organize, and execute all aspects of events which requires careful attention to detail and deadlines and aptitude to be savvy
  • Strong communication, social skills, and proficient writer
  • Ability to be flexible and travel to events throughout the country on a regular basis, with excellent time-management skills
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and multi-task
  • Proficient with Google Workspace and Monday softwares. Experience with InDesign and Photoshop are pluses