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Sarah Kroskrity, Managing Partner

Sarah

After attaining her degree in Communications/Marketing from UCLA, Sarah Kroskrity expressed her talents through many mediums. Sarah designed production sets, organized premieres for a major studio, and acted as a consultant on interior design projects. Sarah’s multi-dimensional experience complements her unique abilities and perspectives, which is evident in the quality and precision of all her work.

 

Throughout Sarah’s 9 years in the event industry, she produced and designed events for high profile clients, such as AOL, Sony Europe, Fox Interactive Media, and Warner Brothers. With the company she owned and managed for 5 years, Sarah helped coordinate Casino openings, premieres, 8,000 guest product launches, intimate weddings, and several concerts. Sarah’s experience with every facet of the event industry makes her a one-stop shop for your event planning needs, whether it be design creation, coordination, food production, talent orchestration, or location scouting. You name it, she knows how to create, plan, and execute it!


Sarah loves helping people transform their ideas into a project with a coherent vision and flawless execution, regardless of whether it is an event or girls getaway weekend. Sarah’s infectious energy and extensive managerial experience enable her to create a positive work environment that gets the most from her staff, helping her execute highly successful events and projects that exceed the expectations of clients. Her mission of integrity and commitment to building strong relationships with clients and vendors alike is evident in every aspect of her planning and makes the possibilities of her planning endless.

 

Q Planning Team

StaffThe background of the Q planning team is extensive. Our planners range from creative set designers to talented, trained chefs to planners specializing in logistics. The planners bring their unique expertise to each event. Whether the client needs help crafting the perfect garden menu, envisions transforming a conventional ballroom into a jungle, or wants a night out to remember, the clients are matched with the best Q Team member to facilitate their needs. Our team is known in the industry for providing flawless attention to detail, having exquisite taste,and setting the standard for exceptional customer service.


Patrick Lemle, Q Wedding Lead Planner

Patrick

Patrick Lemle was passionate about events the moment he entered the industry over 7 years ago. Since his introduction, he has dedicated himself to seamlessly executing exceptional meetings and events. Patrick has an inherent love for working with people and fervor for customer service. He has planned numerous VIP events for such high profile clients as Vanessa Williams, as well as, played an integral role in the development of The Pan African Film Festival. Patrick’s innovative ability to develop event marketing campaigns for promotional events and his superb organizational skills have shaped his stellar reputation. His enthusiasm for working with clients on private events naturally led him to wedding planning. He loves leading the Q Wedding Division as it provides him the opportunity to work intimately with couples on their landmark union and plan events that transform a creative vision into a reality.


 

Michael Q. Kim “Chef Q”, Executive Chef

Mike

Michael Q. Kim, is most popularly recognized from his appearance on the first season of Gordon Ramsay's TV show on Fox “MasterChef.” Chef Q was a serious contender with a large audience of supporters. He was praised for his swift pace and the unique flavors of his amazing dishes. Chef Q, a 15-year industry veteran, fell in love with eccentric cuisine at an early age. His mother exposed him to a wide variety of foods growing up including Korean-inflected dishes from the Joy of Cooking. From this exposure Chef Q developed an appreciation for good tasting food and a unique approach to flavors. He began his career in mostly front-of-the-house roles, working in small restaurants as well as mega-eateries such as Nobu and Megu in New York. Chef Q eventually made his way back to SoCal, landing at South Coast Plaza's Hamamori, then at Sashi in Manhattan Beach. Around this time, he decided to audition for “MasterChef,” and, much to his surprise, got on the show, became a finalist, and finished sixth among thousands of contestants. In late 2010, Mike Q. Kim secured a coveted gig at the acclaimed restaurant, The Bazaar by José Andrés in the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, where he still currently consults on creating unique dishes for celebrities and loyal customers of the award renowned Hotel and Restaurant. Q Planning Partners are so ecstatic to have Chef Q as part of our team. He is constantly looking for avenues to explore his culinary visions, designing and delivering menus entirely unique, a voyage of flavors! Come explore the journey with Q!





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